Perfect spot colors and brilliant images - with software instead of expensive inks

Special colors are especially eye-catching. But to work with them requires effort and expense. Extra inventory, higher prices, frequent color changes and subsequent wash-up and press downtime all add up to reduced flexibility in job processing and significantly impact the whole production workflow. As a result, the printing press is not used to the best of its potential and productivity drops.  That costs time and money.EDP Award WinnerLogo

X GAMUT is a fully automatic color management software for extended color printing on digital and conventional presses. Using a standard fixed 7 or 8 color ink set, spot colors can be accurately reproduced - usually by adding orange, green and violet to the standard process inks.

No need to mess around with special ink mixes. The perfect match of software features and intelligent workflow tools in X GAMUT enable printers to leverage the full gamut of the press and ink set so that spot colors and images are brilliantly reproduced in all their detail – all without the need for special color inks. This not only considerably streamlines the production process but also helps to reduce costs enormously - for printers and clients alike.

X GAMUT also includes the basic features of our award-winning PRESS MATCHER.


Spot color reproduction and corrections
Normally a fixed color ink set, comprising the four standard process colors CMYK augmented by adding orange, green and violet, is used although many variants are also possible. With X GAMUT the color space is extended to enable the reproduction of an extremely wide range of special colors. Beyond the exact reproduction of brand colors, the software also provides optimization and verification of the end result. In other words, X GAMUT extracts the DNA of the spot and CMYK/RGB colors in the print job and translates them into the extended fixed color palette of the press.
Increased color saturation of picture files
The second area in which the strengths of X GAMUT come into their own is the reproduction of RGB data. Because the software makes it possible to optimally exploit the wide color space of the extended ink set, the result is brilliant print results, clearly different from conventional processes.
Separate and optimize spot colors and picture data
The key to the perfect result is the intelligent separation and conversion of the measured color data into the extended fixed set of process colors in the printing process. Special and brand colors can be replaced and reproduced exactly without special inks. Color conversion is optimized so that the smallest possible number of separations are always used. Moiré effects or cloud formation are eliminated, and total ink coverage is also minimized resulting in faster drying times and a leaner production process.
Create multi-channel profiles
With X GAMUT, you can easily create multi-channel profiles that can also be used independently of your workflow.
Test chart generator
Customized test charts can be created with the built-in test chart generator. They form the heart of the process by measuring the reference color space of the printing system for the color conversion process. Several measuring devices are supported (e.g. X-Rite, Konica Minolta or Barbieri).
Create and manage special color libraries
X GAMUT can access commonly used spot color tables, such as Pantone or HKS. In addition, however, you can also create your own libraries and you can import and edit color data via CxF. There is also direct access to CXF CLOUD so that all colors can be communicated easily and quickly, worldwide.
Key Features
Spot color reproduction without using special inks
Spot color correction and refinement
Increase the color saturation of RGB picture files
Generate custom multi-channel test charts
Separate, optimize, and convert files with spot colors into multi-channel data
Generation of multi-channel profiles
Link to Pantone color libraries, create and edit your own color libraries
Import CxF data
Support of CxF / X-4 data for correct output of spot colors
Connectivity to CXF CLOUD
Simple QC check with spot color report
Process control with CERTIFIED
Simple and reliable use through wizard-based operation (Setup Wizard) and fully automated processes


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Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia/NZ:
CGS Publishing Technologies
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North America & South America:
CGS Publishing Technologies
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