Service Release of GMG ColorProof 18.104.22.1686/1317
• Release notes
• New features
∙ New ProofStandards: FOGRA53/eciCMYK and FOGRA54
∙ Create print standard based on inline measured strips
∙ Set as default – Print order
∙ New nesting strategy – ‘One input file per job’
∙ Automatic calibration scheduler for multiple calibration sets
∙ Last calibration results
∙ ColorProof database update with new ProofStandards
∙ Additional measurement conditions for GMG matte 140 cali sets
∙ New calibration set for HP DesignJet Z3200
∙ Template for IP address
∙ Imposition proofer – “Rip all to CMYK”
∙ Expanded Email Notification options
∙ Info about used measurement device
∙ XML Jobticket – Define number of copies
∙ Pattern recognition for Kodak Prinergy files
∙ Reprinting of remote jobs
∙ IDEAlliance2013 control strip with 4 rows
∙ 3DAP control strip
∙ LAB input color space
∙ Filling level of both maintenance tanks of the Epson SC-P9000
∙ Auto-cleanup of temporary files and items
∙ OpenColor Checksum
∙ PCI verification uses OpenColor measurement condition
∙ Warning when OpenColor project has changed
∙ ProfileEditor - MX5 profile protection
∙ Run ColorProof as standard windows user
∙ SpotColor Editor - Import of CxF3/x4 files
∙ GamutViewer – Link in ProofStandard
∙ GamutViewer – 2D zoom
• Resolved problems
• End of Life
• End of Life of ColorProof use on Microsoft 32-bit operating systems
• Build number
Service release of GMG ColorProof 22.214.171.1246/1317
ColorProof 126.96.36.1997 has been released for use on 64bit operating systems today, Thursday, October 12, 2017.
ColorProof 188.8.131.526 has been released for use on 32bit operating systems today, Thursday, October 12, 2017.
ColorProof 5.0 - 5.8 → 5.9 New license required, chargeable
ColorProof 5.9.0 → 5.9.1 No new license required
• Windows 10
• Windows 8.1
• Windows 8
• Windows 7
• Windows Server 2016
• Windows Server 2012 R2
GMG ColorProof 5.9.1
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_9_1.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.
New ProofStandards: FOGRA53/eciCMYK and FOGRA54
eciCMYK (53) media neutral color exchange space. It is developed for color communication and color decision in front of mostly unknown production criteria. Even though quite big, eciCMYK is still proofable with current proofing devices within typical narrow proofing tolerances.
∙ eciCMYK describes a very strong CMY, so CMY can be used almost like RGB. This enables easier retouching and a better quality of final devicelinked production data.
∙ The virtual papertint of LAB 96,5/1/-3 is a compromise to be usable in front of the many output-substrates, with or without OBA.
∙ GMG provides ColorServer profiles from eciCMYK to the most important offset printing conditions (available in version 5.0.2).
∙ GMG provides a GMG ColorServer conversion profile from FOGRA39 to eciCMYK which is meant for an update of existing FOGRA39-CMYK-image databases
∙ GMG provides eciCMYK profiles from and to RGB color spaces.
∙ eciCMYK can be used like ColorMaster, meaning like a virtual CMYK-communication color space as a central tool in an RGB workflow.
Further information available at http://www.eci.org/en/colourstandards/workingcolorspaces
PSO SC-B Paperv3 (54) characterizes a web offset heatset printing process using PS6 (super calendered uncoated SC-B) medium.
FOGRA53 and FOGRA54 ProofStandards for GMG ProofMedia premium semiMatte 250, GMG semimatte light
Create print standard based on inline measured strips
When working with visually corrected MX4 and MX5 profiles as company standard and/or profiles with target values which are beyond the reachable gamut, ProofControl Inline validation often fails.
ColorProof 5.9.1 offers the possibility to create a reachable print standard for these profiles. Print standards can be calculated by loading the values of one or multiple measured jobs. Based on the measured values, the ProofStandard contains a reference with ProofControl Inline target values which can be reached by the printer.
Tip 1: Set the filter manually to the measurement condition, which has been used to measure the reference job. This can be looked up in the history job. History > Open Job > Info > Measurement device info > Filter.
Tip 2: Change to ISO 12647-7:2016 if required. The option will change the color difference formula to dE2000 and the tolerances according to the ISO 12647-7:2016 norm.
Set as default – Print order
The print order can be defined in workflows as follows: Color management > Channel Mapping > Print Order. The option is available when the workflow contains a dynamic OpenColor ProofStandard.
The print order can be saved as default for manual jobs: Manual Job > Color management > Channels > Set Print order to one of the below > Go to Job > Save as default settings
∙ From input file
∙ From OpenColor ProofStandard
Note: The options in the drop-down list are available as far as the used PDF contains XMP.
New nesting strategy – ‘One input file per job’
The new nesting strategy ‘One input file per job’ allows to only nest pages that belong to one input file, e.g. multi-page PDFs. All pages of one PDF document are printed in one proof job. Each page of a PDF is considered to be a separate image. The job is printed as soon as all pages of the document have been placed.
Automatic calibration scheduler for multiple calibration sets
Select “all” in the dropdown list of the automatic calibration scheduler to have multiple calibration sets calibrated at the defined day and time.
Last calibration results
The "printer calibration" tab shows the last calibration results of the calibration set.
ColorProof database update with new ProofStandards
Additional ProofStandards for GMG ProofMedia premium semiMatte 250, GMG semimatte light
Additional ProofStandards for GMG ProofMedia premium semiMatte 250, GMG semimatte light, GMG ProofMedia premium gloss 250
Additional ProofStandards for GMG ProofMedia premium semiMatte 250 OBA
Additional measurement conditions for GMG ProofPaper matte 140 calibration sets
New calibration set for HP DesignJet Z3200
Template for IP address
IP addresses for printers can be set more easily with given separators. No need to type in dots anymore.
Imposition proofer – “Rip all to CMYK”
Spot colors used in PDF files are printed on the imposition proofer with its alternate CMYK color space. Unknown colors are not printed Magenta anymore.
Expanded Email Notification options
Email notifications for finished jobs with failed and/or passed ProofControl Inline Verification details can be activated.
Info about used measurement device
The info button in the manual job manager shows the information with which measurement device and which condition the control strip was measured.
XML Jobticket – Define number of copies
The number of copies can be specified in the Jobticket XML. It's not required anymore to send multiple Jobtickets when a file needs to be printed with multiple copies.
Pattern recognition for Kodak Prinergy files
The new pattern ‘Prinergy 1-bit’ is available for files created by Kodak Prinergy.
Reprinting of remote jobs
Job data of automatically imported embedded remote jobs can be backed up. When the sender defines a backup for processed input files, the receiver will have the possibility to print the received jobs multiple times by reprinting from the history.
IDEAlliance2013 control strip with 4 rows
When using the 4-row IDEAlliance2013 control strip, it's possible to place two strips next to each other on a 24-inch roll.
3DAP control strip
The 3DAP control strip is available for the internal Epson measurement device ILS30.
LAB input color space
LAB ICC color management is available in the color management settings. This allows to use and correctly process LAB input color spaces for TIFF, PDF and PS/EPS file formats.
1. Workflow > color management settings > Conversion > LAB > Use the following profile
2. Select the following profile: Default LAB.icm. This profile is in: C:\Users\Public\GMG\ColorProof\Profiles_ICC
3. Select the rendering intent
Filling level of both maintenance tanks of the Epson SureColor SC-P9000
The status of both maintenance tanks (left & right) of the Epson SureColor SC-P9000 Violet and LLK are displayed.
Auto-cleanup of temporary files and items
Automatic cleanup for tempory files can be set in System > General > Default cleanup settings. This can be used to save disk space on smaller hard disks.
The checksum of the OpenColor profile is printed in the ColorProof label.
ProofControl Inline verification uses OpenColor measurement condition
The filter (M0, M1, M2), defined in the OpenColor project, is used for the ProofControl Inline verification. The information of the measurement condition is included in the download of the OpenColor project into the ColorProof database.
Warning when OpenColor project has changed
ColorProof displays a warning when a job is reprinted from the history and the OpenColor project has been changed in the meantime.
ProfileEditor - MX5 profile protection
MX5 profiles can be password protected to prevent unwanted editing or inspection.
Run ColorProof as standard windows user
Standard Windows user rights are now sufficient for running ColorProof. Administrator rights for installing and starting the application are also not needed anymore.
Note that administrator rights might be needed for accessing network locations. Administrator rights are still needed during the installation of other GMG applications, such as ProofControl and ColorServer.
SpotColor Editor - Import of CxF3/x4 files
The CxF3/x4 color format can be imported into SpotColor Editor to calculate custom spot color databases.
1. Go to Edit > Import > set file format to CxF Files (*.cxf) > select file > open.
2. Normally the CxF file only contains LAB values. In this case:
∙ add gamut file
∙ choose separation (inkjet)
∙ Calculate with target values.
3. The spot color data are now ready to be used.
GamutViewer – Link in ProofStandard
When opening a ProofStandard or a calibration set a new button is displayed, which connects you directly to the GamutViewer. The GamutViewer is opened and the color space of the respective profiles/calibrations/gamut is displayed.
GamutViewer – 2D zoom
Zoom functionality for 2D view. This allows to check if index points of the gamut or spot colors are inside the printer gamut or the ProofStandard.
The following technical issues have been resolved in ColorProof 5.9.1. Please note that the list describes the original problem, not the solution.
Rotation of the 1bit files with spot colors
Jobs containing rotated 1bit data and spot colors did not print. Plain paper was fed. [71755, 72214, 72166, 72257, 72307, 72527, 71842]
Wrong PSR SC v2 Proof Standard
The mx4 profile used in the PSR SC v2 ProofStandard for Epson SC-P7000 LLK printers did not match the standard. Instead the profile for PSR SC PLUS was used. 
Spot color set sequence changed when deleting spot color set
Deleting unused spot color sets from the ColorProof databases changed the order and activation state of spot colors in every workflow on the system. 
PDF’s with apostrophe
PDF’s with an apostrophe in the file name did not appear in the job list and were not processed. [72348, 72708, 72707, 74147, 71227, 71178]
PDF not processed
A PDF could not be processed. Message: “Problem with Truetype glyph outline instructions”. 
Error caused by PDF without creation date
ColorProof could not process PDFs without creation date. The PDF processing for the subsequent files was stopped as well. 
Modified pattern recognition not applied
When an existing pattern recognition was edited, it was subsequently not applied to the files anymore. 
Measurement device mismatch warning with 48L and ILS30
Workflow jobs for Epson x900 printers with ILS30 measurement device showed the warning: “Proof verification not possible. The installed measurement device does not support the required measurement condition UVCut.” Despite that warning the actual validation worked OK and the correct reference data was used. 
Incorrect image space calculation
Automatic image placement always included space for the control strip of the integrated measurement device, even if that strip had previously been deactivated. 
Chinese OS: corrupt file crashed ColorProof
Deactivating a channel on a certain, corrupt file, resulted in a crash of ColorProof on Chinese operating systems. 
"The given key is not present in the dictionary"
An error happened in a certain customer environment when 60 files were copied at once into a hotfolder. The error message was: "The given key is not present in the dictionary". 
Wrong placement of second dotproof control strip
In a dotproof job, the second control strip was wrongly positioned after the image was rotated. The job ran into: “chain error: measurement failed - fatal error”. 
ICC based proof standard with image strips
ColorProof jobs containing an image strip and an ICC based ProofStandard were printed with wrong colors and the measurement of the strip was aborted with the error: “measurement failed: fatal error”. 
ICC prevents of printing image control strip
In combination with certain ICC profiles, the image control strip was not printed. [73022, 74420, 76184]
ProofControl Editor not available for IDEAlliance control strip
When creating a new ProofStandard and defining the Proof Verification details, the wrong strip was displayed in the editor when ‘IDEAlliance Digital control strip 2013’ was selected as default control strip. [73860, 74469] Or the editor was not available when ‘IDEAlliance Digital Control Strip’ was selected as default control strip. 
Black bars of the ILS30 control strip not dark enough
The ILS30 control strip could not be measured and labeled when the black channel in the MX4 was not dark enough. [69001, 69151]
Read-only GMG spot color sets
When opening the details of a read-only GMG spot color set, the following message was shown: "A spot color set with identical settings already exists". 
Spot colors wrongly assigned
When a spot color set contained two spot colors with almost the same name, only distinguished by a blank space (e.g. Darkblue and Dark blue), the spot channels in the ColorProof job were both assigned to the same spot color. The workaround was to save them in a different spot color set. [73434, 74893]
Spot color optimization - Spot color names overlap with color patches
When optimizing a spot color set, the names of the spot colors were printed in the patches. [73201, 73776]
Spot color control strip – Numbering shifted
The numbers of the patches of the spot color control strip were shifted to the left. 
Spot color optimization not possible
Custom spot color database could not be optimized. The error on the Proof Verification tab in the ColorProof history: "Proof verification not possible: Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))". [73201, 73729, 73776]
Option 'Spot Color Defaults from PDF Alternate Color Space'
In a specific PDF, not all the spot color channels were recognized, even though the option 'Spot Color Defaults from PDF Alternate Color Space' was activated. 
ENV – Environment backup could not be created
In some cases, no environment backup could be created. ColorProof tried to back up imported jobs, which were already cleaned up. [72696, 73561, 75534]
A PDF could not be processed. Upon defining the spot color channels, ColorProof crashed. 
HP Z3200 - Error when more than one spot color control strip in the job
Jobs for the HPZ3200, containing more than one spot color control strip (e.g. multiple images; one strip per image), aborted with the error: “Measuring: Operation cancelled”. 
HPZ3200 – Label not printed
Sometimes, mainly on non-GMG papers, the label was not printed and the paper was not cut. 
Roland VersaUV LEJ-640 - Sheet Media Length limitation
Any custom media length longer than 2001 mm / 78.77” was created, but not listed in the media size dropdown list. 
Epson Stylus Pro x890 – Calibration not possible with photo black on GMG Matte 150 OBA
It was not possible to calibrate Epson Stylus Pro x890 printers with photo black ink set on GMG Matte 150 OBA. The printer display showed: “Printer Error: "Black ink mismatch”. [71217, 72912, 73755]
Remote Proofing/Import – No jobs generated
Some jobs were not generated at the remote site. The error log, which is saved on the path where the jobs are imported, stated: “Import/export error: Could not find a part of the path 'C:\Users\Public\GMG\ColorProof\ImportedFiles\job\...”. The same error sometimes appeared for manually imported jobs. [72696, 73160, 71931, 73282, 74474]
Remote proofing – No ILS20/ILS30 switch
Remote jobs ran into an error when the sender created dotproof jobs with an ILS20 control strip, whereas the receiver system had an Epson with ILS30. The strip was not automatically switched to ILS30. 
Remote proofing – Different job names
The workflow for remote proofing, which was set to export the job to the remote site, as well as print the job locally, generated different job names for the remote and the local job. 
XML Jobticket unrecognized if containing target printer
XML Job tickets were not recognized when they contained the name of the proofer the job was to be printed on. 
XML Jobticket - Print order
The print order ‘spot > CMYK > spot’ in the XML was not respected. The spot color was moved after CMYK process colors. [72384,72223, 75750]
XML Jobticket – OpenColor job with spot color set and channel mapping rule
MXN-based ColorProof Jobs ran in an error if a SpotColor set and a ChannelMappingRule was defined in the XML. 
OC - OpenColor ProofStandard with very long names not created
ColorProof Proofstandards based on an OpenColor Project with a long name (e.g. 100+ characters) could not be created. The name of the OpenColor Project had to be shortened to work around this issue. 
OC - Import of Jobs with OpenColor ProofStandard failed with error
Remote Proof jobs with Opencolor Proofstandards sent through Workflows did not create an archive at the remote folder destination. This caused them to abort with an error “Archive could not be created” on import. [GMGA-17594]
OC - OpenColor Standards added to all print modes
OpenColor ProofStandards were added to all print modes (e.g. 10c, 8c) for the selected media, even if the gamut was not valid for that print mode. 
OC – Wrong color for DB3-black
When in an MXN based job a spot channel was mapped to a color of a custom database, called “black”, the output file had a wrong color result. 
OC – Dotproof Job failed when no CMY defined
Dotproof jobs with MXD profile could not be processed as long as the CMY channels were not defined (even if deactivated). Message: “Error Initializing Printer Queue”. 
OC - Control Strip of Dotproof job not printed
The control strip of an OpenColor Dotproof job (MXD) with spot colors of a DB3 was visible in the preview, but not printed. 
OC – Control strip with ILS20
5 tint OpenColor control strips were not printed. Message: 'A problem during TIFF reading occurred'. 
OC – Missing dots
The defined missing dots were visible in all channels, instead of only in the channels for which missing dots were defined. 
ProfileEditor - 1-bit TIFF files could not be loaded as compensation curve
Vertically mirrored CCE charts could not be loaded as compensation curve. Instead of showing all information, the resulting curve was not displayed and the preview showed a warning "The RIP compensation curve should be steadily increasing with differentiation between each color value." 
ProfileEditor - Epson SureColor P5000 not listed in "new MX4"
The Epson SureColor P5000 was not listed as available printer in the ProfileEditor’s “new MX4” selection window. 
ProfileEditor – 7% fulcrum could not be deleted
When a new fulcrum for 7% was added to an MX4, it could afterwards not be deleted anymore. This was only for the 7%-fulcrum the case, not for other key values. 
ProfileEditor – Purify rules
Purify rules could not be disabled. 
Gamut Viewer - Korean character
Files cannot be opened in Gamut Viewer as far as they were stored in a folder with a Korean character in the folder name. 
Printing with OpenColor Dotproof profiles (MXD) requires 1-bit data. The ColorProof RIP 1-bit creator does not work for jobs with OpenColor Dotproof profiles. Therefore, PDFs cannot be processed.
End of Life
Please note, that we will no longer provide bug fixes, maintenance releases, workarounds, or patches for bugs found in 184.108.40.2067/638 or older.
End of Life of ColorProof use on Microsoft 32-bit operating systems
GMG will not support Microsoft 32-bit operating systems for new ColorProof and RipServer versions anymore, starting January 1, 2018. After that, new versions will be available as 64-bit installer only. Should you have any further questions concerning EOL, we will gladly help you further.
ColorProof Version 220.127.116.117 (64bit)
ColorProof Version 18.104.22.1686 (32bit)