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Jul 16, 2010 12:00 AM
GMG (Tuebingen, Germany), developer and supplier of high-end
color management and proofing solutions, now offers www.proofr.com, an
Internet platform enabling online proofing services through a
worldwide network of remote proofing locations. According to GMG,
stringent quality standards ensure that every partner in the Proofr
network produces identical, high-quality proofs.
The new Proofr service targets companies that need reliable proofs for approval by distant customers in the shortest possible time. Users upload the corresponding data and select a Proofr Service Partner in the vicinity of the recipient. Payment is made directly using a secure online payment system. The selected service partner produces the proof in compliance with the GMG quality standards and sends it to the recipient. This reduces the transport time for hardcopy proofs from several days to just a few hours.
The aim is to create a network of remote proofing locations with identical technology and comparable equipment that are capable of producing identical proofs anywhere in the world. The technological basis for achieving this is GMG's calibration technology, which harmonizes the printing characteristics of different printers worldwide. GMG's ProofStandards ensure that all printing conditions can be simulated on different printers using GMG ColorProof proofing software. A further prerequisite for guaranteeing consistent quality is the use of GMG proofing papers in combination with GMG ColorProof.
To join the network as a Proofr Service Partner, the service provider must use the GMG ColorProof Version 5.x and GMG ProofControl proofing solutions together with GMG ProofPaper semimatte 250. The proof printers open to consideration are the HP Designjet Z2100 and Z3200, the Epson Stylus Pro x800, x880, x900, or the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF 6350 and 8300.