PaC Space

Common color standard for packaging gravure

What is PaC.Space?
PaC.Space is the first common color standard for packaging gravure and the result of the Pro Gravure working group of the European Rotogravure Association (ERA), the Janoschka Group, the largest cylinder house in Europe, and the German software supplier GMG.

Target of PaC.Space
The target of PaC.Space is to unify the process of the preparation of the prepress data for the print forme and to achieve time and cost savings.

Some good reasons for using PaC.Space
Often brand owners, and particularly their design or repro agencies, are not always familiar with the printing process, forme preparation or other prepress properties, such as printing inks, substrates, presses, color gamut etc. In many cases repro is done at a time when it is not yet defined where and how the specific job will be printed. The supplied prepress data has to be reworked to fit the final and individual requirements of the target process. The additional time needed, which can be avoided, increases the cost.

The packaging supply chain is characterized by a complex matrix of substrates, ink systems, finishing processes and also of supplied prepress data. Until now, there has been no gravure standard for packaging gravure printing. This gap will be closed now by PaC.Space.

The idea of PaC.Space is to provide a general packaging gravure color space to allow a defined interface from the supplied data to the process-specific and printer-specific requirements. PaC.Space covers CMYK process colors.

Often brand owners, and particularly their design or repro agencies, are not always familiar with the printing process, forme preparation or other prepress properties, such as printing inks, substrates, presses, color gamut etc. In many cases repro is done at a time when it is not yet defined where and how the specific job will be printed. The supplied prepress data has to be reworked to fit the final and individual requirements of the target process. The additional time needed, which can be avoided, increases the cost.

The packaging supply chain is characterized by a complex matrix of substrates, ink systems, finishing processes and also of supplied prepress data. Until now, there has been no gravure standard for packaging gravure printing. This gap will be closed now by PaC.Space.

The idea of PaC.Space is to provide a general packaging gravure colour space to allow a defined interface from the supplied data to the process-specific and printer-specific requirements. PaC.Space covers CMYK process colors.