The B1 sheetfed UV litho trade printer invested in the colour management software developer’s proofing product, ColorProof, two years ago, and opted to complete the package after undergoing a colour management audit. The latest version of ColorServer, 4.8, was unveiled at last month’s North Print & Pack.

“A lot of our jobs are bespoke work for high-quality brands, often involving the use of spot colours, varnishes and printing on specialist substrates such as plastics and metallic and Mirri board materials,” said studio manager Nick Carlin.

“GMG ColorProof allowed us to improve proofing quality over what we were using at the time but as jobs have grown in complexity and the range of print substrates has increased, we needed a solution that could simplify and automate our growing colour conversion tasks,” he added.

Print equipment at the facility includes a Heidelberg CD102-7, a Heidelberg CX102-7 and a Ricoh Digital C751.

Carlin said that the software, which GMG claims boosts efficiency and reduces waste and operator time by automating and standardising colour spaces across devices, has increased the company’s confidence in providing “right-first-time” print results and consistency between machines.

Oriel Printing has also invested in GMG’s InkOptimizer, which is designed to conserve ink, resulting in a saving of at least 10% ink consumption, according to Carlin.

GMG UK managing director Toby Burnett claimed that his company’s colour management software could save printers “hundreds of thousands of pounds a year” in reduced waste and increased productivity.

“More often, printers are finding it harder to achieve accurate visual matches to standardised proofs, especially when a diverse range of substrates are being used,” he added.

This results in extended makeready times at the press and increased production costs. Clients that implement our ColorServer technology dramatically reduce these difficulties, and reduce makeready times.”