GMG revealed the powerful new features of its latest version of ProductionSuite 2.0 at Fespa 2013, taking place from 25-29 June 2013.
GMG ProductionSuite is the most complete production solution for banners, POS, displays and vehicle wraps. JDF-compliant, GMG ProductionSuite is a single system designed to handle the entire production workflow across multiple devices from fast and efficient file preflighting, PDF editing and job preparation through to printer-specific colour management and into finishing. The benefits are significant. In addition to optimizing quality, ensuring predictable colour consistency and cutting waste, GMG ProductionSuite removes inefficient bottlenecks to maximise production efficiency and keep digital printers operating at maximum capacity.
GMG ProductionSuite offers the entire range of functions required in a wide-format production environment. GMG ProductionSuite is modular, comprising of a prepress file Editor, RIP, SmartProfiler and PrintStation. It currently supports over 1000 output devices. A flexible licensing model permits custom installation: from a simple configuration on one computer with only one RIP, one editor and functions for driving one or two output devices, all the way to an extensive decentralized configuration with several editors that can send jobs to over ten printers and cutters. With additional functions, such as industrial cutting, true shape nesting, and screen and variable data printing, GMG ProductionSuite also fulfills some of the more unique requirements of wide format printing.
GMG SmartProfiler is a wizard for the calibration and profiling of all supported print devices without requiring expert knowledge of colour management. With highly automated SmartProfiler color management, printers get guaranteed repeatability without any need for expert colour knowledge – even with spot colours.
The new SmartProfiler 2.0, which now operates on both OS X and Windows platforms, has a new user interface to make it even easier to get outstanding colour results. It is one, complete software application to create all profile components, including print mode, ink splitting, calibration and profile. The integrated media manager inside SmartProfiler offers a complete, streamlined overview of every profile including, for example, spot colour edits. GMG Device Link (MX4) profiles are now created on the fly, based upon where the file is intended to be output. There is no longer any need to create several printer-media-mode (PMM) combinations for different RGB and CMYK workflows.