GMG OpenColor: color management for packaging printing

Packaging printing as an industry is not as standardized as many other printing sectors. This makes achieving consistent brand appearance a real challenge. GMG OpenColor is using a proprietary spectral calculation model and can precisely predict the interplay between varying processes, substrates, and overprinting.


Precise simulations with spectral data


Our patented conversion technology enables color-accurate simulation – even without test charts. In addition to spectral color data, printing process, substrates and even ink sequence are taken into account. If a parameter changes, a profile can be quickly calculated without the need to run a new proof.


All colors in one place

With our central data management philosophy and interfaces to common color databases, color profiles are created quickly and effortlessly. Even, conversions in PDF editors are achieved with just a few clicks. Data mangement in this centralized system is safer, easier and more efficient. Because all profiles used for proofing, color conversion or extended color gamut are created from the same source data.


Hand in hand with leading providers


GMG OpenColor's profiling capabilities and precise color prediction are unparalleled. So to enable users of other workflow solutions to benefit from GMG's superior color management technology, GMG creates custom interface solutions. Current technology partnerships support ArtPro+ by Esko, Packz from HYBRID Software and Measure Color.


"GMG OpenColor establishes a building block for reliable colour communication, and parameter changes can be quickly calculated without the need to run a new proof."


Susan Ellison, Managing Director at OPM Group


GMG ColorBook: Digitally-printed color simulations

How can we simulate custom brand colors with a fixed set of four to seven inks? With this new solution, GMG provides a sales tool for printers who want to physically demonstrate their color competence in digital printing before an order is placed. In addition, GMG ColorBook establishes a building block for reliable color communication.


One foundation for proof and color separation


GMG OpenColor creates proof profiles as well as separation profiles. These profiles transfer effortlessly to GMG ColorServer and GMG ColorPlugin, allowing the use of the most sophisticated color transformation tools to work seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop. Extended gamut printing projects and the replacement of CMYK channels with specials in Photoshop are now quick and simple. GMG OpenColor delivers the flexibility you wish for and the reliability you need. 


Continous or halftone proof?

In combination with GMG ColorProof, multicolor proof profiles are dynamically calculated using the colors assigned in the print file. Potential problems such as moirés and incorrect trapping settings can also be made visible in advance using halftone profiles.



Success Stories

Find out more about GMG OpenColor and read current success stories about the solution in use here.

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Workshops and Webinars

The GMG Academy offers tailor-made workshops and webinars to make the use of GMG OpenColor as easy and efficient as possible.

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