|Release of GMG ColorProof 5.9
• Release notes
• New Features
o Epson SureColor SC-P5000 V and Epson SureColor SC-P5000 STD (LLK)
o Epson SureColor SC-P10000 / SC-P20000
o ISO 12647-7:2016
o Exchange media
o Additional drivers for Epson SureColor series
o Additional Proof Standards for Epson SureColor and Stylus Pro printers
o GamutViewer in manual jobs
o Edit ProofControl Standard
o New Job Ticket features
o Improved Smart Hotfolder usability
o ProofControl Inline labels with HP Z3200
• Resolved issues
• End of Life
• End of Service Life of ColorProof 5.5
• Build number
Release of GMG ColorProof 5.9
ColorProof 126.96.36.1996 has been released for use on 64bit operating systems today, Monday, January 30, 2017.
ColorProof 188.8.131.527 has been released for use on 32bit operating systems today, Monday, January 30, 2017.
ColorProof 5.0 - 5.8 → 5.9 New license required, chargeable
• Windows 10
• Windows 8.1
• Windows 8
• Windows 7
• Windows Server 2012 R2
• Windows Server 2008 R2
GMG ColorProof 5.9
1. Create an environment backup of your existing configuration (version 5.6 or newer).
2. Fully close your ColorProof, including the tray icon in the task bar.
3. Extract the file GMG_ColorProof_5_9xx.zip.
4. Double click the setup file Install_CP5.bat to run the installation.
5. Start ColorProof after the installation wizard is closed.
6. ColorProof is now updated/installed.
Epson SureColor SC-P5000 V and Epson SureColor SC-P5000 STD (LLK)
Supported print modes
Supported ink sets
GMG ColorProof supports the following ink sets for Epson SureColor SC-P5000 printers:
Manufacturer’s information (link and data sheet)
Designed for proofing, fine art and photography applications, the SC-P5000 can be selected with a violet or LLK inkset, and can achieve near-perfect colour matching of up to 99% of Pantone Solid Coated Colours.
Precision colour proofing
When purchased with a violet HDX inkset for pre-press proofing the SC-P5000 can reproduce packaging, marketing materials and corporate colours with 99% Pantone Solid Coated Colour accuracy.
When specified with an HDX inkset with LLK, photographers and fine artists can use the SC-P5000 to reproduce the detail and colours of their artwork perfectly, as well as exact reproduction of 98% of Pantone Solid Coated Colours.
Outstanding print quality
The SC-P5000 uses Epson’s latest ink technology to make high-resolution, long-lasting prints. 3.5pl droplet size and 2880x1440dpi resolution ensure crisp, detailed results, while Ultrachrome HDX inks offer much improved lightfastness.
17-inch (43 cm) - Printer with violet ink
17-inch printer with violet ink: The first and only 17-inch large format printer with violet ink for proofing.
Calibration Sets for Epson SureColor SC-P5000 V
Calibration Sets for Epson SureColor SC-P5000 STD (LLK)
Proof Standards for Epson SureColor SC-P5000 V
Proof Standards for Epson SureColor SC-P5000 STD (LLK)
Drivers for Epson SureColor SC-P5000
ColorProof 5.9 offers the following print modes for the creation of custom calibration sets.
The Epson SureColor SC-P5000 requires a 2UP printer license in ColorProof 5.9.
Starterkit for 3rd party media
Starterkits for 3rd party media on Epson SureColor P5000 and Epson SureColor P-5000 STD (LLK) are available on the website:
Starterkit Epson SureColor P-5000 and Epson SureColor P-5000 STD (LLK) (GMG Driver 8c)
Starterkit Epson SureColor P-5000 STD (LLK) (Epson Driver)
Epson SureColor SC-P10000 / SC-P20000
The all-new 44” Epson SureColor P10000 and 64” Epson SureColor P20000 are the successors to one of the most widely used fine art printers ever developed – the Epson Stylus® Pro 11880.
Designed for high-production photographic, fine art and indoor display graphics printing, we’ve incorporated newly-developed imaging technologies – including an all-new high-performance 2.6” wide Epson PrecisionCore® MicroTFP® print head. Along with an all-new Epson UltraChrome PRO nine-color pigmented ink set – including four levels of gray – the all-new SureColor P10000 and SureColor P20000 are the ultimate production tools for the demanding requirements of high-production color and black-and-white fine art printmaking.
Including advanced media handling options from cut sheet to roll, from plain papers to photographic, fine art, and even 1.5 mm thick poster boards, the new Epson SureColor P10000 and SureColor P20000 redefine the state of the art in wide format, high-production photographic imaging applications. (link)
Supported printmode SureColor SC-P10000 / SC-P20000
Photo Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Light Cyan, Yellow, Vivid Magenta, Vivid Light Magenta, Grey, Light Grey, Dark grey
Calibration Set and Proof Standard for Epson SureColor SC-P10000 / SC-P20000
Epson Drivers for Epson SureColor SC-P10000/ SC-P20000
The new printers require an 8UP or VLF license in ColorProof 5.9.
• Epson SureColor SC-P10000 (44" 8UP)
• Epson SureColor SC-P20000 (64" VLF)
Starterkit for 3rd party media
A Starterkit for 3rd party media on Epson SureColor-P10000/P20000 is available on the website:
Starterkit Epson SureColor SC-P-10000/20000 (Epson print mode)
This standard describes criteria and tolerances for proofs from digital data. The changes in the 2016 version include:
• DeltaE-2000 color difference value replaces DeltaE-76 with new tolerances
• ΔCh replaces ∆H for CMY neutral scale
• New definition for permanence (lightfastness, fading) of proofing substrate and printed parts
• Spot colors have to be checked with the control strip if target values are available
The new ISO 12647-7:2016 standard was published in November 2016 and replaces the previous standard ISO 12647-7:2013.
Proofing with GMG Proof Standards according to ISO 12647-7:2016 in ColorProof 5.9
All GMG Proof Standards will automatically be verified according to ISO 12647-7:2016 in ColorProof 5.9. The new verification rules are automatically applied and a new control strip for spot color verification GMG Spot Color Control Strip V2.0 has been added.
We recommend all ColorProof users to update to version 5.9 in order to proof according to the current ISO standard. The new ISO standard is only available as of ColorProof 5.9 and not supported in previous versions.
Switch back to ISO 12647-7:2013
ColorProof users who want to proof according to the old ISO 12647-7:2013 standard can deactivate the 2016 standard in the general settings.
Announcement of ProofControl 2.3
ProofControl 2.3 will be released tomorrow, January 24. In ProofControl 2.3 control strips can be correctly validated, compliant to 12647-7:2016. You will be informed about the release in SupportNews 3/2017.
ColorProof 5.9 is ready for the use of new GMG ProofMedia. Two dialog windows were implemented (see below). The functions of these two dialog windows ensure new media names to be appeared correctly on the proof label. The actions will not trigger any color profile change. We recommend to update the proofing media names only when the new media is used.
Dialog 1: Database > Exchange media > OK → This option is used to change from old to new media
Dialog 2: Output > Printer > Change media > Use former Media name → This option is used to change from new to old media.
Additional drivers for Epson SureColor series
ColorProof 5.9 offers additional print modes for the creation of custom calibration sets.
Starterkits can be found on the support home page.
Additional Proof Standards for Epson SureColor and Stylus Pro printers
GamutViewer in manual jobs
All color related files of a ColorProof Job can be directly opened out of the manual job view. In this way, it can be checked whether the used spot colors are within the available printer gamut, and whether a spot color can be optimally simulated.
Note: Please activate this option in ColorProof > System > GamutViewer > GamutViewer Connection > insert the installation path, e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\GMG\ProfileEditor\GamutViewer\GamutViewer.exe
Edit ProofControl Standard
On the proof verification tab of a ColorProof Proof Standard, a new functionality to edit ProofControl Standards is available. This button will display the same configuration window as in ProofControl, in which custom print standards can be edited, e.g. set the parameters for inline verification.
New Job Ticket features
In ColorProof 5.9 XML Job Tickets it is possible to:
• define different spot color gradations for each job and spot color channel within the same spot color database
• define a Channel Mapping Rule Set
Improved Smart Hotfolder usability
You can migrate several hotfolder/workflow combinations into a Smart Hotfolder Rule Set.
You can manage spot color sets and priority in the Smart Hotfolder rule set.
ProofControl Inline labels with HP Z3200
ColorProof 5.9 supports ProofControl Inline labels for HP Z3200 on 24” media, in addition to already-supported 44” media.
Support of the Konica Minolta Auto Scan Spectrophotometer FD-9
ColorProof 5.9 supports the Konica Minolta Auto Scan Spectrophotometer FD-9. The driver for this measurement device has been implemented in this 5.9 version. In the next ColorProof versions the support will be extended to calibration sets, so that this measurement device can be used in the calibration process. You will receive further information in the next Support Newsletter.
The new measurement device will be supported in ProfileEditor for the creation of profiles as soon as the FD-9 measurement device is supported in the calibration sets. This is the prerequisite, as profiling is based on the gamut file enclosed in the calibration set.
The following technical issues have been resolved in ColorProof 5.9. Please note that the list describes the original problem, not the solution.
ColorProof media wedge - software is printing without profile
In MXN based jobs, using multiple channels plus CMYK, the created media wedge was printed wrongly 
ColorProof - grayed out web client settings
The web client settings were grayed out after the administration password was changed 
ColorProof - Imposition proofer without license
When ColorProof was connected to a dongle with imposition proofer license (e.g. dongle of the dealer for installation and configuration), the imposition proofer remained visible in ColorProof, even after switching to a dongle without license for the imposition proofer (e.g. switch to user dongle). [69243, 69460, 69508]
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6450 – wrong color for check mark
The printed label marks on the proofer showed the wrong color 
A job, using a MXN profile, was not visible in the WebClient of ColorProof [65187, 66847]
ColorProof - processing multicolor ICC profiles
After printing a job, using a multicolor ICC profile, the added control strip was not processed 
ColorProof MXD based proof standard
Jobs with used MXD profile was not processed accordingly 
Smart hot folders - cleanup after file processing
The hot folder cleanup after the file processing was not working properly 
ColorProof job nesting templates
Job was not rotated, even with selected job nesting template 
ColorProof 1bit creator
Wrong ripping settings for selected spot colors
ColorProof ripping process
Improvements in the ripping process. Files will now process faster 
Overprinting errors has occurred in ColorProof workflows with "preserved overprint Black" 
ColorProof 1bit creator
Manual 1bit jobs showed a wrong preview 
End of Life
Please note that we will no longer provide bug fixes, maintenance releases, workarounds, or patches for bugs found in ColorProof 5.8 or older.
End of Service Life ColorProof 5.5
We hereby announce the End of Service Life (EOSL) for GMG ColorProof 5.5. The EOSL means that, effective immediately, support calls via the service hotline, email or the trouble ticket system will no longer be accepted and all support has been discontinued for the above product and version.
GMG ColorProof Version 184.108.40.2066 (64bit)
GMG ColorProof Version 220.127.116.117 (32bit)
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