Imagine going to press with only the inks needed to print ALL the colors in your project. Today, almost all designed and art are created with the CMYK inkset and additional spot colors. Standard inksets like SWOP, G7 or Gracel are tiny color gamuts compared to design color spaces like Adobe RGB.
Managed Color Spectral Separations are made by individually analysing the color gamut of your project. After this gamut analysis we then convert that gamut to just the inks required to reproduce those colors. Add to that, the colors are separated for ease of printing according to the colors in the file.
If color jargon is not your cup-of-tea, then all you need to know is Managed Color Spectral Separations print all the colors in your job and in the least expensive way. Spectral Separations delivers colors traditional color separations cannot achieve. (See figures below)