GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, and Four Pees, exclusive worldwide distributor of the PrintFactory software suite, have announced the launch of the PrintFactory GMG Edition, an integrated solution combining PrintFactory and the GMG color management solutions GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler, at Fespa Digital from 24-27 May in Hamburg, Germany.

PrintFactory GMG Edition bundles the PrintFactory suite for banner, sign and super wide format printing with GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler to speed up file handling and preparation and to achieve superb color results. PrintFactory GMG Edition offers a unified production platform to drive all large format production in the most efficient and consistent way.

PrintFactory GMG Edition is the most complete production solution for large format printing. It can print jobs as they are being processed, driving more than 600 different printing, cutting and CTS devices. It has a unique, built-in preflight engine, which makes it possible to check each file that is opened against a set of job-specific parameters. If a mistake is detected, PrintFactory GMG Edition allows virtually any object element in the job to be edited or corrected. PrintFactory GMG Edition also provides a dedicated LFP job preparation environment, making it possible to easily add folds, seams and tunnels, define die cut lines and create tiles and grommets. For recurring jobs, smart templates make the preparation even faster.

Through the integration of the GMG ColorServer color management software and the GMG SmartProfiler profiling and calibration tool, PrintFactory GMG Edition not only increases productivity and operator flexibility; it also provides for consistent colors and highest production reliability. GMG ColorServer processes any kind of color conversions, fully automatically, in order to obtain uniform color standards. GMG SmartProfiler is the user-friendly solution for creating GMG ColorServer color profiles and printer calibrations for large-format printing systems. Thus, GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler ensure cross-media consistency while maintaining the same color and print quality.

GMG FlowConnect is the link between the color management solution GMG ColorServer/SmartProfiler and the PrintFactory workflow, enabling complete seamless integration. The GMG FlowConnect technology enables job ticket-controlled, automatic and flexible handling of jobs. The status of all jobs can be tracked completely in PrintFactory. Once installed, the GMG color management runs fully automatically in the background. This results in less training as the operators can still work with their familiar PrintFactory environment, and less manual, error-prone work as all color management tasks are automated.

PrintFactory GMG Edition not only helps users to achieve consistency in colors, but also highest repeatability, either in production environments where several output devices of an identical or similar type are installed, or in so-called hybrid environments, typically operating with large format and offset presses. Users and their customers in the large format printing sectors increasingly expect high color accuracy and colors that match those of print media produced by conventional printing processes, such as offset. Consequently, GMG ColorServer automatically converts print data to the corresponding output color space, using ISO Coated V2 as reference standard and thus enabling a visual match with offset in large format industrial print production.

The PrintFactory GMG Edition is available in two customized versions. The first, for print shops, is certainly a valuable solution for all kinds of businesses engaged in inkjet-based large format production of indoor communication such as banners, point-of-sales material, displays and small vehicle wrapping. The PrintFactory GMG Edition for industrial LFP suits very large format production environments with different printing processes in use producing indoor and outdoor communication such as billboards, point-of-sales material and large vehicle wraps.

Visitors of this year’s Fespa Digital can find out more about the GMG/Four Pees integrated solution at the seminar covering subjects such as file preparation, production automation and standardization in large format printing. The seminar will be held at hall A4 in room A4.2 on 25 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The PrintFactory GMG Edition will be demonstrated at the PrintFactory, at booth C66 in Hall A4.