GMG updates OpenColor

GMG has released a new version of its OpenColor program for multichannel profiling. OpenColor 2.04 can create separation profiles which can be exported to other applications. GMG is already working on the next version, 2.0.5 with the promise of dot proof profiles for GMG proofing solutions and is due for release later this month.

Until now, the only way OpenColor profiles could be used was by creating proofs in GMG ColorProof. But now the separation profiles can be used with GMG ColorServer, Adobe Photoshop, and within packaging production software solutions, which means that, for example, users of GMG ColorServer will be able to use more sophisticated profiles to convert RGB or CMYK images to CMYK with OpenColor separation profiles.

There’s a ColorPlugin, with a Standard version that works with all industry standard RGB-CMYK and CMYK-CMYK color spaces. The Pro version adds the ability to implement custom color profiles created in OpenColor 2.0.4 and existing ColorServer/ProfileEditor profiles, letting them match to a target color space across a wide variety of printing processes and substrates. There’s also a Packaging version, which can remove channels and adjust minimum dot.

GMG has teamed up with Hybrid Software so that its OpenColor colour separation profile technology will be available within Hybrid’s Packz label and packaging editor and workflow.


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