GMG/Mimaki Partner for Packaging Applications
TUEBINGEN, Germany and AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands—GMG, a color management solutions provider, and Mimaki Europe, a manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, textile/apparel and industrial markets are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership providing a solution for high value packaging applications. The common solution, comprising the Mimaki UJF-605 series of UV inkjet printers, GMG ColorServer 4.6 color management software for fully automatic color conversions and GMG SmartProfiler for printer calibration and profiling, allows printers to digitally produce consistent and accurate color results on virtually any material.
GMG ColorServer in combination with Mimaki UJF-605 printers can be a solution for print houses, prepress companies, agencies, and brand owners engaged in flexible packaging, compound board packages or tin printing. The core applications of this solution are color-accurate digital proofing on original substrates used for production—with white ink and varnish support, digital production of color-accurate packaging mock-ups/prototypes - often requested in the packaging design phase or for customer acceptance tests, and short runs/personalization—replacing time consuming and expensive prints on the production press.
Time and cost savings can reportedly be achieved by replacing press time and costs for printing plates and gravure cylinders with digital production. The Mimaki UJF-605 UV inkjet printers have been optimized for digital proofing in the offset, gravure and flexo packaging industry. In combination with GMG color management technology, perfect color match, optimum spot color reproduction, high repeatability and optimum print quality up to a resolution of 1200 dpi can be achieved on any substrate such as shrink or metallic foils, tin and compound boards. Nearly any printing stock can be used with the GMG-Mimaki solution.