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GMG launches GMG ColourProof 5.5

Major update of popular, most accurate colour proofing system focuses on greater performance and user interface.

GMG, a leading developer of high-end colour management and proofing solutions, has announced the release of GMG ColourProof 5.5, a major update of its popular proofing software.

"Our GMG ColourProof customers continuously expect the highest output quality along with reliable and consistent processes. Errors can be expensive, and colour predictability is extremely critical," explains Michael Farkas, GMG Director of Business Unit Graphic Arts Michael FarkasDirector Business Unit Graphic Arts at GMG. "They rely on GMG ColourProof as the quality reference in contract proofing which, for them, makes their lives easier. With the world's largest team of colour experts and over 25 years of corporate experience, GMG understands every aspect of colour management."

"Many of the new GMG ColorProof 5.5 features are in response to customer requests for greater performance and usability. Users will not only find much quicker startup and job creating times, but some really helpful user interface improvements – particularly within the new Manual Job Manager," adds Farkas. "Meanwhile, customers working with packaging will benefit from the enhanced handling of white ink and transparent areas when proofing on foil, along with enhanced integration with GMG OpenColor. And, GMG DotProof users will find a much sharper dot along with GMG ColorProof's accurate color."

One of the more significant features is an automatic alert. GMG ColourProof often works unattended, however there are times when attention is needed – for example, to load paper, calibrate a printer, or fix a job error. GMG ColourProof now alerts the administrator when attention is needed. Multiple email recipients can be notified, so the ColourProof alert will not be ignored. This can save hours. If an error is not recognized for a few hours, jobs will be queued and a company might miss some deadlines.

A faster version of GMG ColourProof

GMG ColourProof has undergone an extensive rebuild to improve user interface speed. The required time to create a new job from selecting the file until ready to print has been cut in half. GMG ColourProof startup time was reduced from 45 seconds to 10 seconds on GMG's test system.

Improvements to the user interface

GMG ColourProof 5.5 comes with a new Manual Job Manager that offers a toolbar for the most common commands. Job status is clearly indicated with a green, orange or red colour, giving the operator instant feedback.With more new GMG ColourProof features, a Database View offers colour-related information such as proof standards and spot colours, while a separate view provides configuration settings. GMG ColourProof now provides a 'save job report' feature, containing all relevant job information and image settings.

Other ColourProof features have been added to assist with packaging jobs and prototypes, such as White Profiling, Roland Cutting and Remote Proofing. GMG ColourProof 5.5 is available through GMG distribution now.

For more information, visit www.gmgcolor.com.

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