20 Jun 2018

GMG strengthens its position in Japan

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GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, announces that, effective today, it has established a subsidiary in Japan. GMG Japan, headed by Kazutami Ando, is responsible for organizing the distribution of the GMG's software solutions, logistics and technical support. In order to get closer to its clients and global industry partners, GMG Japan intends to extend coverage by reinforcing its local distribution networks.

"The Japanese market is the second largest print market in the world. Establishing a new office in Tokyo underlines the significant role this strategic market plays for GMG. Moreover, an expanded local presence will strengthen partnerships with our industry partners", explains Paul Willems, Managing Director of GMG GmbH & Co. KG. "Despite difficult economic times, GMG keeps on investing in strategically important markets ", adds Willems.

"We see exceptional growth potential for GMG in Japan, as the high quality of GMG's color management software and solutions for printing process control perfectly meets the demands of the Japanese graphic arts industry. The new local sales organization is the next step towards further strengthening the position of GMG in this market", says Kazutami Ando, President of GMG Japan.

GMG Japan's new address, effective September 1, is:

GMG Japan Co., Ltd.
Takechiyo Bldg. 4F
1-14-15 Kudankita
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0073
Phone: +81 (0) 3 6272 6580
Fax: +81 (0) 3 6272 6581

Wasatch SoftRIP's Spot Color Replacement and Color Atlas Generator

Colour Management

Wasatch SoftRIP's Spot Color Replacement and Color Atlas Generator are helping companies increase sales, develop new clients, and expand their business.

Wasatch SoftRIP has been instrumental in helping Photo ColorGraphix, a wide-format printer in Thousand Palms, CA, improve their workflow and expand their business. When they opened their doors fifteen years ago, Photo ColorGraphix was a commercial photo lab. Over time, their business evolved and they now provide digital printing, finishing, and fabrication services. Recently, they expanded their services to include fine art reproduction and window graphics.

To handle their printing needs, Photo ColorGraphix needed a RIP that was reliable, robust, and easy-to-learn. Wasatch SoftRIP fit the bill on all counts.

Read more about Photo ColorGraphix' success with Spot Color Replacement and the Color Atlas Generator at this web page:

http://www.tech8ripsoftware.com/learning-library/training-videos/

Wasatch SoftRIP is available in the UK and Europe from Tech8

Worldwide GMG/X-Rite “scrapping campaign” for old i1 measuring instruments

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GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, has launched a campaign enabling customers using old i1 measuring devices (Revision A or B) to buy a new i1 at the special price of Euro 699 until August 15, 2009. To take advantage of this offer, old i1 devices have to be returned to GMG via its authorized dealers.

The aim of the campaign is to ensure that as many customers as possible work with state-of-the-art devices. GMG ProofControl, in combination with i1 measuring instruments, has been an indispensable part of daily proof production and verification for years. But only measuring instruments that operate within the specifications of the prescribed standard really fulfill their purpose.

Consequently recertification is an important issue. The factory calibration of an i1 is valid for 12 months, after which X-Rite offers recertification for all spectrophotometers. As a result devices are sent to the X-Rite Service Department, where they are tested and cleaned before being subjected to the same calibration procedure as a newly manufactured unit.

However, with much older Revision A or B devices in daily use, recertification is often not worth while for financial reasons, because the repair costs far exceed the remaining value of the device. In addition, in comparison with first generation devices, new i1 instruments perform measurements twice as fast due to the progress made in sensor development.

Wasatch News - Black Point Compensation

Wasatch Black Point Compensation

EASY COLOR MATCHING ACROSS DEVICES


Black Point Compensation addresses problems caused by differences in the darkest level of black achievable on one device and the darkest level achievable on others. It is a powerful tool for correction of problems with "dusty blacks".

An Industry Standard

Popularized by its use in graphics applications, Black Point Compensation is a pre-standard variation of the ICC-defined Relative Colorimetric rendering intent and is under consideration for inclusion in the standard by ICC.

Color Rendering

Black Point Compensation is included in SoftRIP as a new rendering intent and can be selected for use with existing ICC profiles. It will not invalidate ICC profiles in any way, but will only work in Wasatch systems that have a revision date of April 21, 2009 or later.

Easy to Use

To use this new feature, simply select BPC Relative Colorimetric from the ICC Input Profiles section in the Color Transforms screen. This will automatically transform the gamut of your ICC profile to accommodate for the darkest black achievable on your device.

G7 Certification Easier

The addition of Black Point Compensation helps users control the overall tone of an image. It also provides another way to address the "dusty black" problem and helps make the GRACoL® G7 certification easier to achieve.

Wasatch SoftRIP is available in the UK and Europe from Tech8

GMG partnering with HP and Mimaki at FESPA

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GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, will be present on two stands at this year’s FESPA Digital. GMG will be exhibiting on stand number C70 (Hewlett Packard) and on stand number B70 (Mimaki Europe B.V.). The FESPA Digital will take place from 12-14 May in Amsterdam.

“The future is digital” – GMG subscribes to this motto demonstrating innovative software solutions to be utilized in the context of Hewlett Packard and Mimaki Europe B.V. products. The main focus will be on GMG color management solutions.

Accordingly, GMG ColorProof o5 will be on show in conjunction with the HP Designjet Z-series. The combination of GMG ColorProof o5 and a printer of this series enables an automated production of high quality contract proofs. Due to the automatic GMG ColorProof calibration of the HP Designjet Z-series and the integrated measuring device, there is no deeper knowledge of color management required to attain proofs meeting all industry standards.

Furthermore, GMG will demonstrate the extensive functionalities of GMG ColorServer as used in the general production area. As the need for color fidelity and print quality is rapidly growing in this area. With GMG ColorServer, the user can perform automated RGB-to-CMYK color conversions and separations. In case of PDF files, also CMYK-to-CMYK conversions are possible.

On the Mimaki Europe B.V. stand, visitors may expect the demonstration of a special use case of GMG ColorServer in combination with the Mimaki UJF-605 printer series. The functionalities of the GMG color management solution are here specifically applied for producing mock-ups in the packaging industry.

Of course, all visitors of the FESPA Digital 2009 are welcome to ask for general information on the product line of GMG.

“GMG is proud of being present at the FESPA Digital for the first time. Over the recent years, our products have been well established in the traditional proofing and color management business. More and more customers however use a heterogeneous production environment, e.g. offset and digital printing in parallel. Experience has shown that also in these cases our customers benefit greatly from the automatic color conversions via GMG ColorServer”, says Jawdatt Mawassii, Vice President Strategy & Business Development at GMG. “In combination with our worldwide renowned proofing software GMG ColorProof, we offer a complete solution for the optimal control of different output devices.”

 

Mutoh Europe releases on-line media profile library

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Wide-format inkjet printer and  vinyl cutting plotter manufacturer Mutoh Europe nv announces availability of a media/ICC profile library onto its website.

With this new web tool, Mutoh Europe offers both existing and new Mutoh wide-format printer users free access to a database of more than 1500 media profiles.
 
By creating a free member account at www.mutoh.eu, Mutoh printer users can download profiles in a straightforward folder structure, categorised per Mutoh printer type, ink type & colour configuration, both for Mutoh Edition software as well as their original counterparts from Mutoh Europe’s RIP partners : Caldera, EasySIGN, Onyx Graphics and Sai.
 
The on-line database lists profiles for a wide variety of media such as self-adhesive vinyl, banner, backlit film, photo paper, blue back paper, fine art paper, canvas, etc… 
 
The Mutoh media/ICC profile database is the result of a group effort from third party companies, leading media manufacturers  and Mutoh Europe’s Technical Marketing Department.
 
Mutoh Europe’s technical marketing team along the years has built up a strong relationship with key media manufacturers in the sign industry.   This has led to joint profiling efforts in view of harvesting the best results out of printer - ink - media combinations, fully tuned to Mutoh’s Intelligent Interweaving guided printer set-up tool.

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