GMG OpenColor 2.3 introduces new Media Library for an optimized overview

GMG’s new optimized Media Library makes it easier to organize materials directly in GMG OpenColor. The previous version already made it possible to save custom media and re-use them later. However, with GMG OpenColor 2.3, all customized substrates will be shown in one place and changes to the properties of a media are automatically applied to all projects in which the corresponding media is used. The new feature allows for more consistency in paper tint, even across different jobs, and also ensures the correct output of proofs. In addition, operators of GMG OpenColor don’t have to edit each project manually, gaining considerable time savings.

The latest version of the award-winning software is also accompanied by an expanded media and colour spectrum. GMG OpenColor 2.3 now supports GMG ProofMedia studio OBA semiMatte 200 – a recently released addition to the proof media portfolio. Because of its low weight, flat matte texture and optical brightening agents, the new media is particularly suitable for all applications using OBA substrates. The new Pantone inks are also included in GMG OpenColor 2.3. A total of 294 colours have been added to the Pantone Solid Coated & Uncoated database and are available to GMG OpenColor users after updating.

Plus, Murray Davies curves can now be visualized at the same time also as Spot Color Tone Value (SCTV) curves with a single click – making it easier to correct dot-gain curves. If users want to deepen their knowledge on topics such as SCTV, GMG is “the right choice” the company added. With its in-house GMG Academy, the Tuebingen, Germany-based company will also offer options for further education in addition to its current products. Free webinars and extensive workshops will be part of the GMG Academy program this year. Dates and registration details are available at


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.