Delivering a robust system where color is quality-checked at key stages in the printing process

"We have appointed a Colour Champion internally, with the help of the GMG team. They’ve really helped us level up our attention to colour management processes, inspect everything and work to robust standards. Our customers are loving it.”
Anita Hine, Managing Director, Hine Labels, UK

The Challenge

Making large-scale changes to printing systems in order to save time, optimize for efficiency and manage colour better.

Hine's colour management systems became widely accessible to various staff members, allowing for tweaks and changes to be made downstream. Over time, this became unmanageable and time-consuming, so the new leadership team had a decision to make – ‘should we untangle this or find a new solution?’.

The Solution

GMG ColorServer, ColorProof, ProofControl, OpenColor

Having various digital print technologies in their factory meant presses weren’t always all in the same colour space before: a clean slate was required.

Hine replaced the whole colour management system and streamline the workflow with the help of GMG. After installation and set up, colour was quality-checked at key stages in the production process, yet fundamentally controlled and set by a core team – at Prepress.

This saved vast amounts of time and removed worries from the proess. It was also a big selling point for Hine to have the ability to tell customers just how accurate everything was going to be.

The Benefits

  • Robust training for staff so the company could champion colour internally
  • Huge amounts of time saved by removing the need to tweak files
  • Much easier fault finding in the print processes
  • Accurate color proofing
  • Ink savings

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Hine Labels, Rotherham UK:

Hine Labels produces and supplies self-adhesive labels, tickets, tags, and flexible pouches to print management firms and other label users.
Their team consists of highly skilled professionals who are well-versed in the latest prepress tools and printing technology. They have the capability to print both digitally and conventional flexo, and also offer a wide range of finishing options for premium embellishments.
Hine Labels has been established for over 40 years and has earned a reputation for being the leading expert in label printing.

Hine Labels
Hope St
S60 1LH