GMG, along with co-sponsor Hybrid Software, resumes its Best in Class packaging workshops throughout the US this spring.

The workshops showcase a packaging project moving through the complete prepress process from file submission to platemaking.

Hingham, MA (April 3, 2018) – GMG joins co-sponsor Hybrid Software, and partners Anderson Vreeland, Epson, MacDermid, nilpeter, Techkon and Zund, as they continue their Best in Class packaging workshops throughout the U.S. this spring. The first two events are scheduled for April 4, from 9:00am to 2:30pm at Fullerton College, Room 224, 321 East Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA and April 25 from 9:00am to 2:30pm, at the Nilpeter Demo Office, 11550 Goldcoast Dr., Cincinnati, OH.

A number of printers, designers and converters attended these sessions in 2017. The workshops showcase a packaging project moving through the complete prepress process from the PDF file submission through extended gamut color separation, proofing, trapping, step and repeat and platemaking in an innovative workflow that was previously not possible. Specific topics include: new extended gamut tools in the GMG ColorPlugin for Photoshop; advanced package modeling tools in PACKZ; Hybrid PACKZ photorealistic renderings of packaging from CAD; rapid mockup creation with the new Epson SC-S 80600; color-accurate press proofs that match flexo printing; and new workflow comparison study with benchmark data. This year, the re-tooled program also features a presentation from Birgit Plautz, GMG Americas Manager of Technical Services and a specialist focusing on the most innovative color tools in the market today.

Workshops are also scheduled for the following cities: Bay area (May 10), Appleton, WI (May 23), New Jersey (June 5) and Minneapolis (June 20). The series will also resume this fall.

“Our workshop shows how these new tools address the most pressing issues that packaging providers face today. Everyone is looking to get more done with less,” asserts Joe Varone, GMG Americas President. “We look forward to showing people how they can dramatically increase throughput and job quality with less.”

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About GMG: GMG is a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, founded in 1984 and located in Tubingen, Germany. With more than 30 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, the GMG brand is synonymous with a guarantee for high-quality solutions for everything to do with color. GMG’s goal is to provide complete solutions for standardizing and simplifying the color management workflow in order to achieve consistent colors on all media types and with any printing technology. Today, more than 11,000 systems are in use among customers around the globe. These span a wide range of industries and application areas including advertising agencies; prepress houses; offset, flexo, packaging, digital, wide format and gravure printers. GMG is represented by branches and authorized dealers the world over.

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