Version 10 highlights
− Flexibility, High
Performance Processing
and Color Management

Color Performance Booster
for DFE embedded RIPS
DFE Profiler Module

Weather forecast in color space
Out of Gamut Module

Patented technology for a "digital color twin"
Fingerprint Module

High Performance Processing

  • The fastest RIP and Color Management Solution for all applications
  • Contemporary industrial high-performance printing systems
  • Capable of printing hundreds or even thousands of square meters per hour

Ink Saver Technology:
Less Ink  Same Quality

Perfect synergy −
Film & Repro Solutions
and daylight CG film media

Software for Color
Preflighting & Brand Color

First total solution
for digital ceramics
tile production

Version 10 Launch

ColorGATE was founded in 1997 and operates worldwide as an independent, private company with its headquarter in Hannover (Germany), with development branch office in Hanau and four foreign offices.

With 600 sales partners and 90 OEMs, ColorGATE has established itself as a leading provider of software and printer driver technologies. Watch our company video for more information.

Further information can be found on our company website.

Commercial Printing
RIP Software for all applications

RIP Software

About ColorGATE
Digital Output Solutions


Industrial Productionserver
Ceramic, Décor, Packaging, Textile

Industrial Productionserver

Innovative Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Printing

For over 20 years, ColorGATE has been supporting the printing industry with its color competence on its way from analogue to digital printing and the future of Print 4.0. Our customers rely on our innovative software solutions, RIP Software, and printer driver technology for Commercial and Industrial Printing.

ColorGATE’s core product, our flagship solution Productionserver, a performance-optimized, modular RIP, workflow, and color management software, is used daily around the globe by thousands of digital imaging users. ColorGATE has been successful on the up-and-coming market of Industrial Printing since the beginning in 2000. With the Industrial Productionserver solutions for specific application areas of industrial production of decor, ceramic, textile and packaging, ColorGATE supplies tailor-made, modular software solutions.

In addition, ColorGATE distributes color measuring devices and accessories for professional color management purposes to create color profiles for digital imaging, prepress, and digital printing. Since 2010 ColorGATE provides SmartControl, a proven Industrial Printing Operating System (IP OS) for operation in industrial grade digital printing systems.

With Ceramic Productionserver and the latest innovation Rapid Spectro Cube HD SP, ColorGATE offers a complete workflow and color management solution dedicated to digital ceramic printing.

We meet our customers as partners on equal footing and our corporate culture is driven by an innovative spirit and the trust and satisfaction of our customers. ColorGATE’s worldwide network of trained Sales Partners is ensuring optimal support for our end users. In Commercial Printing, ColorGATE works closely with the leading imaging companies and more than 50 other manufacturers.

ColorGATE was founded in 1997 by Thomas Kirschner (CEO) and Norbert Steinhauer (former CTO) and operates worldwide with 40 employees in 7 expert teams. Recently Ricoh Company, Ltd. announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH. Read Ricoh's press release.

Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC)

Extremely fast color measurement and profiling system for almost every industrial digital printing application.

Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC)

SmartControl IP OS

Industrial Printing Operating System



Coloration and print design in the color space of industrial production systems



If you would like to have more detailed information on any of the individual topics or would like to contact us for any other reason, we are only too happy to hear from you.


In the Commercial Printing, ColorGATE works closely together with the following worldwide operating cooperation´s as well as with more than 50 additional manufacturers: All manufacturers.

Canon EPSON FUJIFILM HewlettPackard Mimaki mutoh Ricoh roland