ColorGate has announced three new products/services - Productionserver 20, Custom Create and Professional Color Management Services.
Productionserver - a Rip and colour management solution 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 - has been updated to Adobe’s PDF Print Engine 5, now supports spectral spot colour definitions, and is compatible with PantoneLive. It also includes additional settings for the Ink Saver feature. A new Retouch Module allows for last-minute colour corrections before going to print while staying consistent with a colour-managed workflow.
For the industrial versions of Productionserver, ColorGate will offer a subscription-based pricing from version 20 onwards.
Custom Create is an end-to-end workflow solution that connects print buyers, print service providers and brand owners. The core of Custom Create is a Magento-based ecommerce engine with features such as product creators and 3D product previews, as well as a pricing engine that can be individually configured for various payment methods.
The solution integrates with Productionserver. Other modules expected to be made available include online marketing support, connectors to creative applications, job ticketing and fulfilment functions such as inventory and shipment management.
The new Professional Color Management Services offering includes: Color Gap Analysis (including an in-depth evaluation of an existing color management workflow for accuracy and compliance with established standards. Customers will receive a detailed evaluation report with suggestions for improvements); colour management bundles for designers (including training, a spectrophotometer, a swatch book and, optionally, a license for ColorGate Productionserver); colour management bundles for soft proofing (including training, a spectrophotometer, a light booth, profiling software and, optionally, a quarterly check-up); colour management bundles for production proofing (including training, an inkjet printer, proofing media, proofing software, a light booth, and a spectrophotometer and, optionally, quarterly assistance); colour management for professional print bundle (including ColorGate’s DFE Profiler, training, a spectrophotometer and, optionally, a quarterly assistance service, an inkjet printer, proofing media, a light booth, and a quarterly assistance); a consulting service for customers whose requirements are not covered by the above.
Thomas Kirschner, ColorGate CEO and founder, 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 customisation, 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.”