ColorGATE – your partner for innovation and know-how

At ColorGATE, we are always on the lookout for the latest innovations and are constantly working on expanding our knowledge. This is why we are an active member of leading industry associations. 

DIPA (Digital Printing Association) was founded in 2019 by HOMAG Group, MB Digitalprint, Deutsche Messe AG, Li & CO, Durst Phototechnik and Adler-Werk Fabrik. DIPA is a network for companies working in the various stages of surface decoration. By taking this holistic view, DIPA helos making digital printing accessible for manufactures in surface decoration.

ESMA was founded in 1990 as an Association of European Manufacturers of screen printing equipment and supplies. ESMA is an organisation, funded by its members to work on behalf of is members to the ultimate benefit of their customers. ESMA Members account for the majority of supplies of machinery and consumables made to the specialis printing industry in Europe.

The FOGRA – Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V. – maintains an institute of its own, employing approximately 50 highly qualified experts; their goal: the continual advanced development of current printing technologies and the improvement of quality and standards.

Founded in 2016 by a coalition of German and Swiss colour professionals, freieFarbe e.V. is a non-profit association registered in Germany. The members want to share tips and hints how to create consistent color in all fields of application and how the world of color could be easier.
They want to show: open colour standards and the computer are ideal tools for colour, they can make colour free!

IDEAlliance® (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a global community of content and media creators, and their service providers, material suppliers, and technology partners. The Association identifies best practices for efficient end-to-end digital media workflows - from content creation through delivery. Through its active committees, educational conferences, webinars, training and certification programs, IDEAlliance provides its members the forum for the exchange of information that results in the creation of the media production industry's most valued standards.

We also work together with many partners and OEMs, to ensure compatibility with the most common programs and devices.

Here are some of our many certifications:

ColorGATE achieves Certification for G7 Calibration
IDEAlliance/ColorGATE is proud to announce that Productionserver 7 has successfully completed the IDEAlliance G7 systems certification and is now an officially certified G7 System. Productionserver 7 is a large format RIP solution that creates G7 compliant curve calibrations, providing a seamless implementation of G7 for print service providers.

HP Graphic Solutions Partner GOLD Year 2011
ColorGATE was appointed as "HP Graphic Solutions Partner GOLD Year 2011" for successful achievement of "HP Certification for Wide Format Printing with JDF Exchange" together with "HP Designjet Certification for HP Designjet printers" for both the HP Designjet and HP Scitex Industrial Printers.

Certified for HP DesignJet Z9+
Productionserver has successfully finished the certification process for the HP DesignJet Z9+

Certified for HP DesignJet Z6
Productionserver has successfully finished the certification process for the HP DesignJet Z6

Certified for HP DesignJet Z6810
Productionserver has successfully finished the certification process for the HP DesignJet Z6810.

Certified for HP DesignJet Z6610
Productionserver has successfully finished the certification process for the HP DesignJet Z6610.

Certified for HP DesignJet Z5600
Productionserver has successfully finished the certification process for the HP DesignJet Z5600.

Certified for HP DesignJet Z2600
Productionserver & Proofgate have also successfully passed the HP DesignJet Z2600 Certification.

Certified for HP Designjet Z6800
Productionserver has also successfully finished the certification process for the HP Designjet Z6800.

Certified for HP Designjet Z6600
Productionserver has successfully finished the certification process for the HP Latex 300 series. This exhibits the continued success story of the collaboration between ColorGATE and HP and their overall effective Designjet Z series.

Certified for HP Latex 300 Series
Productionserver has successfully finished the certification process for the HP Latex 300 series. HP recommends the Productionserver in connection with all HP Latex 300 printing systems, which includes HP Latex 315/335/365/375 and HP Latex 310/330/360/370. And as well as with the HP Latex 280 printer.

Certified for HP Latex 500 Series
Productionserver has successfully finished the certification process for the HP Latex 500 series.

Certified for HP Designjet L28500
ColorGATE Productionserver 7 received top das best possible results for 'Dual Sided Printing' and passes all further test categories in HP Designjet L28500 certification. Read press release.

Certified for HP Designjet L26500
Productionserver 7 passed HP Designjet Certification Programm for HP Designjet L26500 successfully. HP Designjet L26500 is the perfect combination together with RIP Software PS7 HP Edition. Read press release.

Certified for HP Designjet Z6200
The success story goes on: Top marks for Productionserver 6 six times over – ColorGATE scores top points again – this time for the new HP flagship.

Certified for HP Designjet Z5200
Top marks 4 times for Productionserver 6: ColorGATE couldn’t have got a better rating for the new HP large-format printing system in the entry-level category.

Certified for HP Designjet L25500
Productionserver is the first production RIP to earn full points in all categories - ColorGATE earns a convincing star rating for the ecologically friendly LFP innovation from HP.

Certified for HP Designjet Z3200
10 times "Very good" for Productionserver bundled with Photogate and Proofgate.

Certified for HP Designjet Z6100
"Very good" in all categories for Productionserver: the best HP-certified RIP solution in the test.

Certified for HP Designjet L65500
Productionserver – the first certified production RIP for the innovative Latex LFP system from HP.

The best solutions for your challenges in digital printing!

ColorGATE’s innovative solutions were awarded many times. Here are some examples:

Productionserver 8 wins the EDP Award 2014 as "Best RIP solution"
The Generalist Productionserver (PS8) family is the universal production RIP software that ensures excellent color management with optimum color rendering and consistent reproduction for all applications. Whether large and wide format printing, digital production according to such international standards as ISO, FOGRA, PSD, Gracol, G7 as well as for campaign printing, textile or for screen printing and print and cut - the PS8 Line-up offers the optimal RIP configuration for all types of digital print services.

VDP Creator wins the 2013 EDP Award
"By integrating VDP in the ColorGATE RIP, complex VDP jobs are easier to apply without much specialiesed knowledge. It helps also to keep the RIP time within limits" quote by the EDP Association.

CG Web to Print - BEST WEB TO PRINT SOFTWARE Professional web-shop solution for digital large format printing
"The ColorGATE W2P solution has been chosen for two reasons. The first one, it allows small printer businesses to create a personalized W2P web with very small investment in time and financial resources. The second one is the easy user interface that allows seeing in real time, the look of final product, integrating the complete workflow from the submission or creation of the job, the preflight, verification and correction, the invoicing and the final printing in all kind of output devices." emphasized the EDP Association.

... proving quality
Not only users in Germany and abroad are impressed with the wide variety of different high-performance features that the ColorGATE solutions boast – international experts also confirm the outstanding quality of our products; the independent jury of the European Press Association for Digital Printing (EDP), for example, presented Productionserver 5, the ColorGATE digital print solution, with the award for "BEST RIP SOLUTION FOR WIDE FORMAT OF THE YEAR 2009".