Colour management specialist GMG is releasing a new version of its popular proofing solution GMG ColorProof with a version that provides automated notifications about new software updates that can be installed directly out of the application. In addition, the update to Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 brings more compatibility with the latest Adobe products.
Numerous and sophisticated features pay off in many ways for the user, explains product manager Jens Bloeck: “Automated notification of new patches may sound simple, but it’s an important tool for the workflow and the daily work of our customers. The update to Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 is also a benefit - it enables our customers to be on an equal level with technical progress.”
GMG ColorProof 5.11 automatically announces new patches at application start. With a single click, the patch is not only installed, but also the required restart of the software is executed. The new feature provides a clear benefit for all users - eliminating manual downloads, installation and rebooting. Also, no patch is missed, while the effort for the user is reduced to a minimum. To keep the time factor as low as possible and not interrupt the workflow, major software updates are treated separately. At the same time, the decision when patches are installed remains with the user: The option for a later installation is of course given.
The new web-based proofing tool GMG ColorProof GO, which was first published in the latest version of GMG ColorProof, enables users to monitor their job processing and printers from any location. The job list now includes job name, printer, and current status, as well as details such as image names, proof conditions, verification status, dimensions, and colour channels. The printers view lists all devices connected to GMG ColorProof and what the current calibration status of the printer is. At a glance, you can also see users, locations, and their permissions.
The RIP integrated in GMG ColorProof is based on the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) and complies with the update to APPE 5.1 the latest standard. Users of GMG ColorProof 5.11 now have access to the latest PDF 2.0 technology, whose advantages are convincing: Thanks to APPE 5.1 both digital and commercial printing can exploit the full potential of functions such as spectral data for spot colours or black point compensation.