World's biggest producer of gravure cylinders yuncheng and gmg sign strategic partnership
The Yuncheng Plate Making Group - the biggest producer of gravure cylinders in China and the world - consists of 83 companies with 54 of it in China and 29 in 14 other countries. With 500 units of gravure engraving machines the group has an annual production capacity of more than 3 million cylinders. The group owns 76% market share in the Chinese gravure prepress market and also exports to customers in other countries.
Yuncheng will work with GMG as its strategic partner for color management technologies. After a very long period of internal testing among all the existing solutions in the market, Yuncheng decided to go with GMG for several reasons:
- The perfect quality that passed the very high quality demand of Yuncheng group.
- The timely and good local support offered directly by GMG's local office in China.
- The long term commitment of GMG to color management technologies and also to the Chinese market.
GMG will support Yuncheng in all its color management needs within the Yuncheng group. The agreement will cover the migration of the 300 existing digital proofing systems in use by all the companies in the Yuncheng group to the GMG ColorProof proofing solution. Apart from this, Yuncheng will also adopt GMG ProofControl as a quality control process to monitor digital proofs from all their manufacturing facilities.
"For years GMG has been the defacto standard for Europe's extensive gravure printing industry. We are very proud that we have signed this close collaboration with Yuncheng to enhance the color management capabilities of the world's biggest gravure cylinder producer. This will have a big impact on the Chinese and Asian markets, which will become definitively more and more important for GMG", says Paul Willems, CEO of GMG GmbH & Co. KG.
GMG GmbH & Co. KG
The software company founded in 1984 and located in Tuebingen, near Stuttgart, Germany, has a worldwide distribution network with local presence in France, Spain, Benelux, Nordic, the UK, Asia and the Americas. GMG has specialized in highend color management for the entire graphic arts industry. Today, more than 10,000 systems have been sold across the industry spectrum from ad agencies, prepress houses and offset printers to newspapers, flexo converters and international gravure printing plants. In fact, the GMG ColorProof system has become the defacto standard of Europe's extensive gravure printing industry.
About the GMG family of products: GMG ColorProof, a color management software system, provides the most accurate way of calibrating digital inkjet proofing engines to produce digital contract color proofs, precisely matched to the printing press. GMG DotProof® enables users to generate contract quality halftone proofs, using the original bitmap data of the output RIP. Specifically tailored to the needs of the packaging industry is GMG FlexoProof, which supports specific flexo file formats and includes a complete Pantone® spot color library, along with other functions. GMG ColorServer is a tool for automatic color conversions - CMYKto-CMYK, RGBto-CMYK and RGBto-RGB - for more efficient workflows. The GMG SmartProfiler wizard allows the profiling and calibration of different output devices, such as digital presses or large format systems, easily and quickly. GMG InkOptimizer automatically reduces chromatic colors, thus providing cost savings by reducing unnecessary ink usage, along with better print stability on press. GMG ProofControl is the ideal solution for instant, coloraccurate verification of proofs. GMG PrintControl is one single software for standardizing the press from start to finish. GMG RapidCheck is a verification tool to control the printing process at a click of the mouse. GMG Media is a range of proofingspecific papers and films for the most popular inkjet printers. They are manufactured to high tolerances for color critical applications, available in a range of sizes.
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