GMG, a leading developer of high-end colour management solutions, has unveiled GMG OpenColor 2.1, a new release of its multichannel profiling software – “one of the most powerful tools on the market for multi-colour profiles for packaging proofing.” The upgraded software now offers a new measurement capability for custom patches. Previously, customers would require a specific test chart to create a colour profile. GMG OpenColor 2.1 now enables the measurement of full-tone patches from a print control strip – or even solid patches and tint patches on the running printed sheet – to create a profile from the captured spectral data. This is something no other profiling tool can achieve, said GMG. The second key development is the inclusion of a detection tool for optical brighteners, which overcomes the issues customers face when they want to create a profile for a substrate and find that the proof doesn’t match the print (as it hasn’t taken account of the optical brighteners in the printing material). Now however, when a customer measures a test chart, mini-strip or patches using GMG OpenColor 2.1, the software identifies optical brighteners in the substrate and recommends the correct measuring mode settings and the use of a proofing paper that also contains optical brighteners (e.g. GMG ProofMedia OBA series).
Peter Schoeffler, Product Manager at GMG, added: “GMG OpenColor has become the indispensable profiling solution for any package printer or company printing spot colours on materials such as ceramics, tissue or beverage cans. For colour-accurate proofing of spot-colour overprints, GMG OpenColor is the only available solution. Customers are now able to precisely predict spot colours and the interaction between them. It even allows them to create a profile from any measurement captured from a running print job.” According to Schoeffler, users can also expect turnaround times reduced by up to 50%, set-up times by up to 30%, characterization runs reduced or even eliminated, and fewer plates required – meaning less waste and increased profits.