UPM showcases a new service for comprehensive workflow, colour and print quality management

(UPM, Helsinki, 3 May 2012) – UPM brings in display a new service UPM ColorCTRL at drupa. The new pdf workflow, colour management and print optimisation service is developed to support users in reaching the best possible print result on UPM Papers – each time. It is created in co-operation with market leading supply chain partners including the expertise of UPM’s technical field team, the best-in-class workflow system by Dalim Software and award-winning ColorServer technology by GMG in one application. UPM is piloting the new service with selected customers.

UPM ColorCTRL is the first full turnkey solution in the market which covers the whole process from the creation of the print ready pdf page to the final colour accurate print product. Service includes a quick and effortless mobile publishing feature. UPM ColorCTRL is enabled through the use of optimised paper profiles by GMG.

UPM ColorCTRL is a cost effective and easy to use cloud based solution. With a service based fee the user will get an access to an online tool, which enables them to control workflows between different collaborators.

The service comes with consultancy and has everything in one package including pdf approval collaboration, version control, pre-flight checking, collaborative softproofing and colour optimisation. No investment or maintenance cost in local servers, hardware or software is needed. 

“UPM ColorCTRL is an online service which allows easy collaboration with all partners in the value chain - from brand owner to advertising agency, publisher and printing house,” explains Gerd Carl, Project Manager for UPM ColorCTRL, and continues: “UPM ColorCTRL cuts down the time to market for quality print products and gives users savings in time, materials and investment costs.”

As a Biofore Company UPM strives for continues development and innovative solutions with added value. “UPM’s services are tailored to improve our customers’ business processes and to help them to reach their business targets – from efficiency and also environmental point of view. UPM ColorCTRL is an excellent example of this,” says Thomas Ehrnrooth, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, UPM.

DALIM SOFTWARE provides its ES workflow technology for the UPM ColorCTRL workflow online platform and the GMG ColorServer engine secures the optimal print ready pdf quality. Proof to print match is obtained using the optimized GMG ColorProof software within the package. Colour accuracy of the final print product will be achieved by always up-to-date UPM paper profiles, service setup and consultancy.  

UPM is piloting the new service with selected customers and introduces UPM ColorCTRL at drupa.

For more information, please contact:
Thomas Ehrnrooth, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, tel. +358 204 150 366
Gerd Carl, Project Manager, UPM ColorCTRL, +49 4963 401 1602

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Notes for editors:

DALIM SOFTWARE GmbH, headquartered in Kehl, Germany, offers highly efficient, scalable software solutions for the creation, production and management of cross-media content, focusing on globally operating companies in the media and communication industry. Since 1985, the world´s most prominent publishers, publication printers, agencies and brand owners can be found among our customers, as well as a variety of quality- and service-oriented premedia companies and printers of all sizes. They all utilize our innovative technologies to the fullest extent.

Improved efficiency and reducing operating business costs are our primary objectives. DALIM SOFTWARE produces exceptionally productive, modular software engines which offer specialized collaborative solutions for media content. Our fully customizable interfaces allow you to integrate into customer facing applications and seamlessly connect to your business processes.

GMG is a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, founded in 1984 and located in Tuebingen, Germany. With more than 25 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, the GMG brand is synonymous with a guarantee for high-quality solutions for everything to do with color. GMG's goal is to provide complete solutions for standardizing and simplifying the color management workflow in order to achieve consistent colors on all media types and with any printing technology. Today, more than 11,000 systems are in use among customers around the globe. These span a wide range of industries and application areas including advertising agencies, prepress houses, offset, flexo, packaging, digital, and large-format printers as well as international gravure printers. GMG is represented by branches and authorized dealers the world over.

UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 24,000 people and it has production plants in 16 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com

UPM Paper Business Group
UPM has 23 modern and sustainable paper mills in Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, China and the United States. Many of them are large recycling centres and bioenergy producers, as well as paper manufacturers. UPM Paper employs nearly 14,000 people. In 2011, the business group’s net sales amounted to EUR 7.2 billion. To learn more, visit: www.upmpaper.com