Can automatically convert from one industry color space to another
ColorServer, new from GMG, is color-conversion
software that features automatic
color-space converting, scaling, sharpening,
and optimization of pixel and PDF
image data. It can automatically convert
from one standard"?such as ISO, SWOP,
GRACoL"?or an in-house standard, to
another. Specific features include: PDF to-
PDF conversion where RGB images
within a PDF file can be automatically
scaled, sharpened, and separated; Gamut
Mapping, where colors are preserved during
the transformation from a larger color
space to a smaller one; and RGB Data
Optimization, where data is converted
from one RGB color space to another.
It's available in three versions:
GMG ColorServer Pro is the standard
version; you must add GMG Color-
Proof (see below) to do proofing. Price:
GMG is also announcing version 4.1
of its ColorProof color-management system
for calibrating digital inkjet proofers.
Key features in the new version include:
support for the new 8-color Epson Stylus
Pro 4800, 7800, and 9800 printers; support
for Mutoh's RJ8000 that prints in
4, 6, or 8 colors and does Pantone Hexachrome
proofing; and support for laser
printers. ColorProof v. 4.1 also features
a number of new media profiles for the
Epson x800 series and a variety of standards
including SWOP, GRACoL, and ISO.
Price: $2750 (2-up version); users of v.
4.0 can download v.4.1 at no charge.
GMG also has introduced a new proofing
paper for high-end contract proofs:
GMG ProofPaper semimatte 250. Developed
specifically for the new Epson Stylus
Pro 4800, 7800, and 9800 printers (as
well as for older x000 devices), the 250-
gsm paper features a semi-matte finish
that helps prevent over-inking and blotchy
buildups, GMG reports. The paper features
a white point that matches ISO standards,
a delta E of less than 0.5, and a more homogeneous
coating. Available in 100-ft rolls in
widths from 17- to 42-in. wide and in 100-
sheet boxes in A2 size (16.5 x 23.4 in.).
MSRP: $199 for a 17-in. x 100-ft roll.
At Print 05, GMG announced that it
has appointed Grand Rapids, MI-based
Chromaticity as the US master distributor
of its products. Chromaticity will provide
full distribution, installation, training, and
support for GMG's complete product line.