ColorGATE @ FESPA – Automation, Standardization and intelligent Workflows

At FESPA Berlin, taking place from 15th-18th May in Berlin in hall 1.1-A.40, ColorGATE presents its comprehensive solution portfolio for digital print automation, color standardization along the entire process chain in the age of Industry 4.0 with Workflow, RIP and Color Management Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Printing. In cooperation with Metis Systems srl, the global leader for high quality scanners, ColorGATE presents a brand new 3D capturing and digital reproduction solution.

Interested visitors can use the FESPA Promo Code FESB810 for free entry at FESPA.

RIP- and Color Management Solutions for automation, standardization and intelligent workflows

ColorGATE presents its Adobe PDF Print Engine based RIP Software families Productionserver, Filmgate and Proofgate as well as the Industrial Productionserver range for Ceramic, Décor-, Packaging-, and Textile applications.

Color consistency along the entire process chain
ColorGATE offers color management solutions (color accuracy and color consistency) for automation and standardization along the entire process chain from design over prepress, print production to finishing.

ColorGATE solutions profile a system and create a reference state, which is used by Media Device Synchronization (MDS). Then it can be verified with the Quality Assurance Module (QAM):

Media Device Synchronization – ColorGATEs relieable recalibration technology
Applying ColorGATEs reliable recalibration technology Media Device Synchronization a printer can be reverted to a reference state. In addition, MDS allows fine adjustment of identical printers in the event of system - or environment-related deviations. Beyond that, multiple identical systems can be matched in a way that identical results can be achieved when printing on the same material. Fine adjustment is based on an ICC-profile, for consistent color results at any time.

Quality Assurance Module (QAM) - Integrated Quality Assurance
The QAM is a fully into ColorGATE RIP software integrated quality assurance system for the digital imaging market, which allows control, documentation of color consistency and to archive the results. Based on the proven color wedge technology, applying QAM, users can save costs and reduce production time. In addition, QAM ensures high customer loyalty due to constant high quality of printing results.

QAM already controls quality of the printing result during production workflow. The user dialog of QAM provides predefined and measured values of color control wedge in a clearly structured table.

Industrial Productionserver & New Out of Gamut Module (OOGM)

Digital inkjet printing has revolutionized industrial printing! Get to know ColorGATEs application-specific Industrial Productionserver solutions: with intelligent workflow, high automation capability and modular functionality available. The solutions are convincing for the digital decoration of flexible packaging, cardboard and containers for industrial use and for surface decoration: let it be printing for wood or flooring, textiles or ceramic products.

ColorGATEs Industrial Productionserver solutions enable an individual and flexible design of the products both in mass production and in small quantities – directly in the production process in real-time. ColorGATE provides solutions to machine manufacturers and OEMs for the following applications:

  • Décor (décor paper roll-to-roll or direct-to-board)
  • Textile, ceramic, floor tiles, wallpaper, glass printing
  • Packaging (Direct-to-object decoration (bottles, cans, other containers))

New Out of Gamut Module available – “Weather forecast in color space”

With the Out of Gamut Module (OOGM) areas will be highlighted that are out of gamut of the chosen printing workflow (output profile, MIM). A "heatmap" visualization indicates colors and areas that cannot be printed color accurately. It is particularly suitable for the use in the production of decorative surfaces and textiles, as well as for digital packaging printing. More information in our tutorial under 

CG launches innovative 3D capturing and digital reproduction solution

To address the growing interest of businesses that are demanding industrial grade solutions for digital surface creation ColorGATE is announcing a new collaboration with Italian high-tech scanner manufacturer Metis Systems srl with the scope to offer aligned solutions from image and surface acquisition to output rendition for digital inkjet printing solutions.

At FESPA ColorGATE will be presenting a complete Scan-to-Print solution on the base of the Metis Surf 3D Scanner in a unique ColorGATE Edition in combination with the firms RIP and Color Management Software for a variety of decorative digital printing application such as ColorGATEs Décor, Ceramics, Textile or Wallpaper.

Measure Mount – Apparatus for color measurement of cylindrical container

Meanwhile the Direct to Object Segment within Digital Packaging is rapidly developing and more and more high-productive inkjet systems equipped with ColorGATE Packaging Productionserver solutions are being installed around the globe.

Therefore also on display at FESPA is ColorGATEs Measure Mount. It has become the only solution that serves to  use of the i1Basic Pro 2 hand-held measuring device from X-Rite for the color measurement of cylindrical shaped and hollow bodies such as cans, bottles, tubes and glasses. The manually adjustable device can be adapted to circular bodies with diameters from 2 cm to 20 cm in just a few steps so that the scanning lineal supplied with the measuring instrument is optimally positioned above the shaped body to be measured. With this process high-quality output profiles can be generated. Color quality can be verified and systems can be re-calibrated quickly.

Come and visit ColorGATE at FESPA Berlin 15th-18th May 2018 in hall 1.1 – A.40 to get more information about ColorGATE Commercial and Industrial Printing Software, Color Management solutions and the new Out of Gamut Module (OOGM). You will also receive more information about the collaboration with Metis.

ColorGATE partner stands:

DP Solutions 1.2-C26 - Filmgate

Igepa Group 1.2-D40 -  PS10 with Epson SureColor SC-S80600

Kornit 1.1-A20 – More about the cooperation with Kornit in our press release under

Polychromal 1.1-B45 => ColorGATE/Polychromal RIP, version 10 and ColorGATE PS10 Select.

Ricoh 3.1-A50 => ColorGATE Rip with new Pro T7210

SwissQprint 3.2-C50 => Productionserver

About ColorGATE
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. Customers rely on innovative software solutions, RIP Software and printer driver technology for Commercial and Industrial Printing.

ColorGATE’s core product Productionserver, a performance-optimized, modular RIP, workflow, and color management software, is used daily around the globe by thousands of digital imaging users. Furthermore, the Industrial Productionserver solutions deliver tailor-made, modular software solutions for specific application areas of industrial production of decor, ceramic, textile, and packaging.

ColorGATE was founded in 1997 by Thomas Kirschner (CEO) and Norbert Steinhauer (CTO) and operates worldwide as an independent, private company with 40 employees in 7 expert teams. The headquarters are in Hannover (Germany) with foreign offices in UK, Italy, Singapore and Foshan / China.