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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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.
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.“
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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Our customer does business in more than 150 countries and has a large collection of over 200 brands. Several global players are included. They are one of the top consumer products companies in the world – according to their economic performance as well as their consumer relationship. Of course, color management is enormously important for them, because the look and feel of the brands, especially brand colors, always need to be perfect.
Needless to say, the company works with many different types of suppliers like packaging separators and printing companies all over the world. This caused a lot of color communication challenges in the past related to the exchange of data and printing results.
Accurate Color Exchange
On the one hand, several packaging separators edit and prepare data, put them in a color library and on the other hand, printing companies extract the data and produce with different printing machines and inks in individual environments. This workflow creates a complex environment and errors may occur which lead to a variation of printing results.
But, of course, the printing outcomes of the product labels, packaging or advertising material need to look accurate and consistent as defined by the designer – in every country and over time. This is vitally important for the company itself and its individual brands.
That means, the data, e.g. color aims, need to be communicated correctly between all involved parties. And the cooperation with the suppliers and the edited data files have to fit into the internal workflow. This includes, that the company has to be able to proof the results easily by themselves. For example, to check, if spot colors are correct and quality standards are reached.
Working with CxF data was nothing new for our customer. This global player already knew the advantages of CxF and had an existing color library, where suppliers could leverage that data to work with.
Unfortunately, the library was not well-organized or ready to use. It contained a lot of duplicate color data or data that was incomplete to the current CxF-4 standard. This was the first challenge in the process.
Additionally, the customer required a central location to administer and communicate CxF data, which any of its suppliers would be able to easily access and utilize. CXF TOOLBOX & CLOUD offered all of the desired functionality.
Standard Operating Procedure
Therefore, the common journey began with the organization of the company´s color library. The first task was to clean and organize the existing CxF library. In the next step, a standard operating procedure (SOP) was established and communicated to all suppliers to ensure the SOP worked well and
delivered the required results.
An onboarding process was started to synchronize the suppliers color data, equipment and teach all involved parties on how to use the tool, either personally or by webinars. The initial rollout phase took roughly one year. By the second year, our customer was already using CGS ORIS CXF software across their global network of suppliers.
Excellent Service & Support
The functional core benefits of CXF TOOLBOX & CLOUD were obvious to them, but the main reason they selected CGS ORIS as a strategic partner was the added value, extended by excellent service and support. They expressed: “CGS ORIS listened to our needs and built a solution for us” and “it is incredibly easy to gain secure access to our brand colors, these are our crown jewels”, which creates confidence in the supplier, and makes it easy to reach the aim to be one team with one color scheme“.
It was essential for them to “own” their color library and have the flexibility to easily create their own CxF color definitions, instead of using alternative solutions with limited customization capabilities. CXF TOOLBOX & CLOUD on the contrary are holistic solutions, which enable end-users to communicate and even export spot colors directly, e.g. for ink formulation.
Quality Assurance at any time
CGS ORIS tools offer the ability to characterize printing substrate during the creation of CxF data, they are not pre-determined. CGS ORIS makes it possible to verify supplier measurements, which is essential for quality assurance, and to certify color accuracy.
To sum up, this international brand owner benefited greatly by having full customization capabilities and the ability to brand CXF TOOLBOX & CLOUD as their own.
"CGS ORIS believes strongly in the benefits of CxF standards. This project was unique and exciting, offering both companies an opportunity to work together to develop a solution that elevated their ability to create and communicate brand colors like never seen before. CGS ORIS did not just sell a software product to the customer, we were there to clearly understand the individual company needs and requirements to develop a customized solution and services that delivered on those needs. Listening to and understanding our customer’s needs and requirements has always been a key to CGS ORIS’ success”, Andreas Kämmerer, Chief Operating Officer of CGS comments
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