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GMG's New ColorServer And ProofPaper

(December 2005) posted on Wed Dec 21, 2005

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:
    $11,250.

  • GMG ColorServer Pro Add-on is an
    optional module to a ColorProof system;
    it contains the same functions as GMG
    ColorServer Pro. Price: $8500.

  • ColorServer Separation is a separate
    add-on to ColorProof and generates
    separation files only. Price: $3000.

    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.

    GMG

    www.gmgcolor.com


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