GMG, a leading developer of colour-management solutions, has released its new GMG ColorServer 5.0, which now comes with an improved hotfolder-based automation designed for maximum productivity and process safety. GMG ColorServer’s automatic colour conversion ensures consistent print results across all printing processes and substrates – regardless if they’re industry standards or in-house standards. “Retouching multiple files manually can be complex, and doesn’t guarantee repeatable results. With GMG ColorServer 5.0 and GMG MX technology, press-ready files can be created automatically in reproducible quality,“ said Thomas Kunz, Head of GMG Product Management. GMG ColorServer 5.0 also allows an accurate and cost-efficient conversion of spot colours into process colours.
Because of its new client-server architecture, the server can operate on any computer in a network with multiple users accessing it in parallel. As the processing load is automatically distributed to the connected computers, production peaks are covered and parallel file processing is possible. As all hotfolders are managed centrally, and any client can convert files without expert knowledge. “GMG ColorServer’s 5.0 dynamic hotfolder concept simplifies your work because multiple hotfolders reference one template. If you switch to another printing standard, only the template is changed and all hotfolders adapt accordingly,” Kuntz added. “It’s even possible to assign incoming data to a printing standard by simply naming the file accordingly.” To increase productivity and output quality of entire pre-press set-ups, GMG ColorServer 5.0 can be integrated in almost any third-party workflow application. An optional, fully integrated SmartProfiler extends GMG ColorServer 5.0 with profiling functionality. Its Paper Adaptation Tool guarantees close visual matches to printing conditions or standards, adapting the colour output space to the production paper.