ColorGATE has announced the release of three new solutions and service; Productionserver 20, ColorGATE Custom Create and ColorGATE Custom Create.
Productionserver is the company’s core product. This RIP and colour management solution is available in a commercial version for large format printing and graphic arts, as well as in industrial versions for packaging, ceramics, décor, and textile printing. The industrial versions have exclusive features for their respective markets, such as ColorGATE’s Fingerprint Technology for ceramics and décor printing or an industry-leading white underbase creation for textile printing on dark substrates.
The new version 20 has been updated to Adobe’s PDF Print Engine 5, supports spectral spot colour definitions, and brings compatibility with PantoneLIVE. It features improved spot colour support for Pantone and Freie Farbe spot colour libraries and includes now additional settings for the Ink Saver feature to allow for even greater ink savings. Industrial users will also benefit from the new Retouch Module, allowing last-minute colour corrections before going to print while staying consistent with a colour-managed workflow, and from the Color Correction Loop Module which is a prerequisite for iterative colour correction processes in décor production.
Custom Create is a new end-to-end workflow solution that connects print buyers, print service providers and brand owners. The core of Custom Create is a powerful, Magento-based e-commerce engine with advanced features such as product creators with advanced customisation features and 3D product previews, as well as a pricing engine that can be individually configured and supports all leading payment methods. Other modules that ColorGATE is going to make available over the next quarters include online marketing support, connectors to creative applications, job ticketing and fulfilment functions such as inventory and shipment management. The workflow solution integrates seamlessly with ColorGATE’s Productionserver. ColorGATE Custom Create targets the business community of digital decorators, print service providers, brand owners, designers, fulfillers as well as all kinds of print buyers with business or personal demands that are looking to monetize their brand equity by producing merchandize and other branded products.
ColorGATE’s professional services team has a reputation for colour management and application expertise, covering all process steps from digital content creation through to production printing. ColorGATE is now launching a Professional Color Management Services offering where users of any printing and colour management technology can pick a standardised service from a menu.
Thomas Kirschner, CEO and founder of ColorGATE, said: “In the beginning of the current economic situation, we decided to focus our energy on growing as an organisation and on refining and finalising the solutions that we were originally planning to announce during Drupa 2020. That way, we are now coming out of the starting blocks quickly in order to support our users with the technology that is needed right now for seizing the opportunities in the online economy, mass customization, digital, decentralised production and back shoring. ColorGATE will continue to set the pace in the industry, combining real-life application know-how with expertise in software development and inkjet printing technology.”