GMG Color has announced new versions of its OpenColor and ColorProof products, claiming that the new versions ‘will redefine proofing in the packaging market once again’.

Versions 3.0 (OpenColor) and 5.14 (ColorProof) include a new engine for calculating proof profiles. The GMG Spectral MX Color Engine delivers these profiles 15 times faster than before, with improved quality and a 90% smaller profile size, it said. GMG added that the higher-resolution MXN profiles produced facilitate better colour matching between proof and print, helping to optimise approvals.

Also new is a LAB-to-spectral conversion technology in OpenColor, with LAB-based MX4 and ICC characterisation data and profiles able to be imported, which GMG says makes prediction of overprinting spot and process colours more accurate.

A Spot Color CxF export function allows the sharing of spectral reference colour values from GMG OpenColor with other production tools and supply chain partners, helping to enhance process and quality control for brand colours.

‘With this update, GMG OpenColor users benefit from a central platform where all data and profiles for process characterisation and spot colours are stored,’ said Stefan Zrenner, head of sales & marketing at GMG. ‘As a result, the same reference data source can be used for both proofing and colour conversions.’