Hainburg, Germany (December 13, 2022) – Last week CGS ORIS already released new versions of its proofing and prototyping solutions: Now the updates of the color management applications for four- and multi-color printing are available, too.

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Hainburg, Germany (November 22, 2021) – Color management and proofing specialist CGS ORIS released new software versions of the PRESS MATCHER and X GAMUT applications.

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Color Management & Ink Optimization

Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Get the most out of your printing presses! Achieve perfect color and repeat printing results easily – and reach any industry standard and optimize your processes at the same time.

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This web special is about expanded gamut printing and answers the questions of what this is all about and how you can make full use of the great possibilities and benefits!

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Case Study: M GRUP (TURKEY)

Thursday, 06 February 2020

Extended gamut printing with X GAMUT leads to incredible competitive advantages

M Grup is a fully integrated printing house with photography, graphic design and a prepress production department – all under one roof.

The company prides itself on following international trends and is always looking for the latest intelligent tools to provide its customers with world-class services.

A large challenge – beyond quality expectations – is, of course, cost reduction to increase margins while maintaining the highest quality at the best price: “If you can deliver high quality – you are good, but if you can offer your customers an incomparable price at the same time you achieve an incredible competitive advantage – for your company, but more importantly for your valued customers”, explains Mehmet Turan Tahtasakal, Sales Manager at M Grup.

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This is why, initially, the INK SAVER module gained the attention of the Turkish printing house. “With INK SAVER, we clearly reduced our ink consumption and overall production costs. But there was an additional benefit, which was even more important for us: The reduced make-ready times on all of our printing devices with the use of CGS ORIS color management.”

To realize further benefits and to optimize their processes, even more, M Grup integrated X GAMUT into their workflow. “With X GAMUT we finally use the full gamut of our Heidelberg CD74-8 and reproduce Pantone colors with a fixed ink set of CMYK+OGV. For example, we produce a local coffee and chocolate café recipe book in fantastic quality.“  

Optimized for each of their printing devices

Beyond that, profiling was a big challenge for the company. “We had a large problem with incoming customer creative files which were not always properly defined and correctly profiled to their required results”, Gökhan AkkamıŞ, Prepress Manager at M Grup.

Today, M Grup easily generates extended gamut profiles with X GAMUT which are adjusted and optimized for each of their printing devices – from flexo, digital to offset presses – with all different printing conditions and target-settings. “It doesn´t matter, if we do halftone printing, hybrid dots, or have various TACs or different media, with X GAMUT we can achieve accurate printing results on all of our production work.”

„We are thrilled with the features and functions of CGS ORIS software tools. They guarantee that our services are consistently repeatable and measurable.“

Gökhan AkkamıŞ, Prepress ManagerM GRUP

One additional benefit: “For many years we created our proofs with COLOR TUNER on Epson printers. We save a tremendous amount of time and money because we do not need to conduct expensive color trials on our production machines. Now, we can use exactly the same multi-color profiles, which were generated with X GAMUT for proofing and be confident that this is the color quality we expect to achieve on our production presses.”

M Grup and CGS ORIS have already had a long-standing successful partnership: “We were first introduced to CGS ORIS when we integrated our proofing system during our first Fogra certification process – in summer 2012. We are thrilled with the features and functions of CGS ORIS software tools. They guarantee that our services are consistently repeatable and measurable. Today, we are self-confident and know exactly what we can achieve and provide to our customers.”

M Grup was founded in 1998 in Kayseri, Turkey. Ömer Tahtasakal, Ahmet Aksoylu, Kazım Ketenci, Selim Kalanyuva, and Mustafa Özkan founded the company and many of them still work at M Grup, today with their team of 40 employees. The company has a Heidelberg CD74-8 F Format, a Heidelberg SM52-4 offset machines and a 16” Comco 7 color flexo machine.

In the near future, they plan to invest in a larger size flexo press. Their main focus is to serve the highest quality to customers worldwide. The company is currently manufacturing commercial offset printing and narrow web flexible packaging (flexo) printing and uses the highest quality equipment and supplies, from world-renowned companies like Heidelberg, Xerox, Epson, Sun Chemical and CGS ORIS.


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Fogra Multicolor Forum 2019

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Excellent ICC-Multicolor Profiles and Spot Color Overprinting

Hainburg, Germany (January 29, 2020) – The Research Institute for Media Technology e.V (Fogra) has placed very precise Color management software for multi-channel printing under the microscope.

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Process optimization with X GAMUT

Online ordering today allows for multiple design iterations with personalized typeface selections and a host of special colors. Even product packaging can be turned into an individual “Limited Edition” with just a few clicks.

Personalized muesli packs, shower gels with pictures, or drink cans with logo and special themes for the perfect look at the next company function, can all be produced this way.

Stefan Harder makes many of these items possible. Under the names “Labelprint24” and “Partylables24” his company offers his customers complete packaging solutions.

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The customer hardly realizes how complex the process is to produce these many individual wishes. But already, since the founding of his company in 2010, the CEO and Owner of Harder-Online GmbH has continually worked on perfecting the ideal job workflow, with the mantra of intelligent job and process automation.

A decisive piece of the jigsaw in Stefan Harder’s cleverly thought out system is now provided by the color management software X GAMUT.

If a customer, for example, designs his particular muesli can on mymuesli.com all the job files and data are automatically uploaded from there, overnight, into Harder-Online’s system, checked for printability (also automatically) and prepared for printing.

And then comes the decisive questions of any online printer: On which press should we now print for the best possible result? Which color space are we looking for? How can we reproduce spot colors accurately with our ink sets?


X GAMUT delivers all answers. The software decides which available press will produce the best result, converts the print data and sends it to the selected press so that the job can be produced.

Even the printing substrate, short delivery times and job costs are taken into consideration. In the case of mymuesli the whole process, from data input to the finished product, takes just 12 hours.

We have found CGS ORIS the ideal solution for our intent. The experience has shown us that we made the right choice!

Stefan Harder, CEO harder-online GmbHHarder-Online GmbH

Stefan Harder and CGS ORIS have worked together for over five years. It all began with PRESS MATCHER, used to calibrate his complete fleet of presses - so-called “cross-fleet color management”, to bring all presses to a consistent print result and a common standard. In addition to his two workhorses, Screen Truepress Jet L350 UV printers, Harder has, among others, an HP Indigo WS6800 and an HP Indigo 12000 in operation.

“Stefan Harder was already an advocate of the ‚X-Gamut‘ idea. We worked earlier together on how special colors could be separated in more than four colors” explains Bernd Rückert, CGS ORIS Product Marketing Manager.

“We are very happy that we made a contribution to press optimization at harder-online with X GAMUT. It’s very nice to see how perfectly and easily the product can be integrated into an existing workflow and there be key function in the order process”, he continues.

„Our customers expect individual packages in top quality. CGS ORIS was ready to provide a software solution outside the norm, too.“

Stefan Harder, CEO harder-online GmbHHarder-Online GmbH

Harder-Online GmbH is one of the leading European digital packaging producers. At the digital printing facility in Zeithain, Sachsen, the Company makes labels, multi-layer labels, folding boxes, made-to-measure cartons and laminated tubes for all industry branches, commerce, trade and administration.

X GAMUT is the latest product from CGS ORIS. In 2019, the software was recognized as the Best Color Management Solution by the EDP Association. The fully automatic tool makes it possible to reproduce special colors on multi-color conventional and digital presses using an extended, fixed, ink set.

Moreover, the perfect match of software features and intelligent workflow tools in X GAMUT enable printers to produce a richer, saturated, color image for a more brilliant photo-reproduction for, e.g., photobooks (RGB).

In addition to the basic application areas, the converted color data can be, as here at Harder-Online GmbH, the basis for automatic decision making in the production process, enabling X GAMUT to contribute significantly to workflow optimization and error reduction.

(Photo credits: Harder-Online GmbH)

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Achieve accurate spot colors and brilliant images - simply using CMYK+X

Special colors are especially eye-catching, but to work with them requires effort and expense. Extra inventory, higher prices, frequent color changes, and subsequent wash-up and press downtime all add up to reduced flexibility in job processing and significantly impact the whole production workflow.EDP Award WinnerLogo

As a result, the printing press is not used to the best of its potential, and productivity drops. That costs time and money.

With X GAMUT, the fully automatic color management software for extended color printing on digital and conventional presses, spot colors can be accurately reproduced by using a standard fixed 7 or 8 color ink set (CMYK+X). Commonly, orange, green, and violet are added to CMYK.

That means you do not need to mess around with special ink mixes anymore. This considerably streamlines the production process since no press wash-ups, changeover times are necessary, greatly reducing ink inventory and waste. As a result, the software helps to reduce allover costs enormously - for printers and clients alike.

However, X GAMUT is not only ideally suited to reproduce spot and brand colors precisely. The perfect match of software features and intelligent workflow tools in X GAMUT enable printers to leverage the full gamut of the press and ink set so that images are brilliantly printed in all detail – without the need for special inks. This has made X GAMUT an important tool in the photo printing industry, too.

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More details:

Spot color reproduction and correction
With X GAMUT you can reproduce spot and brand colors easily, accurately, and reliably with a fixed set of extended process colors. Typically, orange, green, and violet are used, but many other combinations are possible.

No matter which ink configuration you use, X GAMUT makes optimal use of your printer’s entire color gamut and reproduces spot and brand colors very precisely. The colors can also be optimized and verified.

Increasing image color saturation
Another important field where the strength of X GAMUT comes into play is the reproduction of RGB data. The color management software makes optimal use of the extended color gamut and delivers stunning print results with vivid, saturated colors – perfect for photo printing applications.
Separation and optimization of spot colors and images
The key to a perfect result is the intelligent separation of the measured color into the extended fixed set of process colors used in the printing process.

Spot and brand colors are replaced and reproduced without any spot inks while maintaining visual and colorimetric integrity. The conversion process optimizes the color data by reducing the number of separations to a minimum, thus minimizing the risk of moiré and clouding.

As a positive “side effect” this also reduces the total ink coverage, leading to shorter drying times and a leaner production process.

Creation of multi-color profiles
With X GAMUT you can easily create multi-channel profiles that can also be used in other applications.
Test chart generator
The built-in test chart generator allows you to create custom test charts for your printing presses. These test charts are essential for the CMYK+X color conversion process to characterize the color space of your printing system.

X GAMUT supports all commonly used measurement devices, including the latest models from X-Rite, Konica Minolta, or Barbieri.

Management of spot color libraries
The X GAMUT software includes standard spot color libraries from Pantone and HKS. In addition to that, you can also create your own libraries and import and edit color data via CxF. There is also a direct interface to the CXF CLOUD to communicate all colors with all of their spectral properties easily and quickly all over the world.
Central control
Trust is good, control is better: With our easy-to-use software CERTIFIED users are able to quickly verify prints for color accuracy and to store and evaluate all kinds of data from different devices in a central location. This gives every authorized user a detailed overview at any time.
Long-term experience & color expertise
We provide simple-to-use software solutions for all of your needs related to color management, proofing, prototyping, certification, and quality control - the best and effective way to optimize your entire production process.

Our proofing solutions are complemented by a large portfolio of specially developed substrates for creating color-accurate proofs and packaging prototypes.

Key features
Accurate spot color reproduction with an extended standard ink set (CMYK+X)
Photo printing with vivid, high saturated colors
Automatic separation of PDF files with spot colors as well as RGB data into multi-channel data
Generation of multi-channel profiles and custom test charts
Interface to standard spot color libraries (e.g. Pantone)
Create and edit your own color libraries
Easy and quick creation, processing, and exchange of CxF data and spectral measurement data
Simple handling and perfect results thanks to wizard-based user interface
Fully automated processes thanks to intelligent workflow tools
Immediate process and quality control with CERTIFIED
Intelligent automation: Route jobs automatically to the best press for the most accurate color reproduction

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