Media Types

Front or reverse printing?

All media types in GMG OpenColor have been set up for front printing except the media type Film – Reverse Print. Reverse printing, also called subsurface printing, is printing a reversed image on the backside of a transparent media.

In the following tables, you find descriptions to help you categorize your media. The media type also indicates the compatibility of a medium for an existing characterization: If the production material is the same media type, the prediction engine is able to predict the print result even though it is not exactly the same medium as was used for the characterization. For example, if you used a White Matte medium for characterization and are now using a different, but still White Matte media type for the print production, you can reuse the existing characterization. If the production material is glossy, you might not use this characterization.