Global Graphics: Result of the Annual General Meeting

Cambridge (UK) 6 May 2021: Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) announces the result of its Annual General Meeting (“AGM”).

At the Company’s Annual General Meeting held today, the resolutions proposed at the meeting were passed without amendment.

The results of the voting are as follows:

Resolution For Against Withheld Total Result
1 22,747,546 0 0 22,747,546 100.000% Pass
2 22,745,796 1,750 0 22,747,546 99.992% Pass
3 22,747,546 0 0 22,747,546 100.000% Pass
4 22,747,546 0 0 22,747,546 100.000% Pass
5 22,747,546 0 0 22,747,546 100.000% Pass
6 22,747,546 0 0 22,747,546 100.000% Pass
7 22,747,546 0 0 22,747,546 100.000% Pass
8 22,747,546 0 0 22,747,546 100.000% Pass
9 22,745,040 2,506 0 22,747,546 99.989% Pass
10 22,745,040 2,506 0 22,747,546 99.989% Pass
11 22,745,040 2,506 0 22,747,546 99.989% Pass
12 22,744,040 3,506 0 22,747,546 99.985% Pass
13 22,747,546 0 0 22,747,546 100.000% Pass

Details of the resolutions passed are available in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting, which is available on the Company’s website at https://investor.globalgraphics.com/investors/shareholders-annual-general-meeting

Board of directors

Effective from the AGM on 6 May 2021, the board of directors is:

  • Guido Van der Schueren, Chairman
  • Michael Rottenborn, Chief Executive Officer
  • Graeme Huttley, Chief Financial Officer
  • Clare Findlay, non-executive director
  • Luc De Vos, non-executive director

About Global Graphics

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext Brussels: GLOG) is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing. Customers include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy.  Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.  Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjet; and the pre-press software specialists Xitron.

Contacts

Jill Taylor
Corporate Communications Director
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926489
Email: jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com

Graeme Huttley
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926472
Email: graeme.huttley@globalgraphics.com

Notification of transactions in shares by persons discharging managerial responsibility (“PDMRs”)

Cambridge (UK) 4 May 2021: The Company makes the following announcement and notification in respect of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
a) Name Luc De Vos
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Director
b) Initial notification/Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Global Graphics PLC
b) LEI 213800ZFW446QIHAB654
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary share

 

GB00BYN5BY03

b) Nature of the transaction Acquisition of shares.
c) Price(s) and volume(s) Price

EUR 4.60

Volume

1,000

d) Aggregated information

– Aggregated volume

– Price

 

1,000

EUR 4,600

e) Date of the transaction 30 April 2021
f) Place of the transaction Euronext Brussels

About Global Graphics PLC

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext Brussels: GLOG) is a leading developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for graphics and industrial inkjet printing. Customers include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy.  Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.  Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjet; pre-press workflow developers Xitron and enterprise software developer HYBRID Software.

Contacts

Jill Taylor
Corporate Communications Director
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926489
Email: jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com

Graeme Huttley
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926472
Email: graeme.huttley@globalgraphics.com

Notification of transactions in shares by persons discharging managerial responsibility (“PDMRs”)

Cambridge (UK) 21 April 2021: The Company makes the following announcement and notification in respect of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
a) Name Guido Van der Schueren
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Chairman
b) Initial notification/Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Global Graphics PLC
b) LEI 213800ZFW446QIHAB654
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary share

 

GB00BYN5BY03

b) Nature of the transaction Acquisition of shares.
c) Price(s) and volume(s) Price

EUR 3.9975

EUR 3.911

Volume

1,744

11,688

d) Aggregated information

– Aggregated volume

– Price

 

13,432

EUR 52,683

e) Date of the transaction 20 April 2021
f) Place of the transaction Euronext Brussels

 

About Global Graphics PLC

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext Brussels: GLOG) is a leading developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for graphics and industrial inkjet printing. Customers include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy.  Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.  Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjet; pre-press workflow developers Xitron and enterprise software developer HYBRID Software.

 

Contacts

Jill Taylor
Corporate Communications Director
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926489
Email: jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com

Graeme Huttley
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926472
Email: graeme.huttley@globalgraphics.com

Global Graphics group launches SmartDFE for labels and packaging

Designed to be the heart of a fully automated manufacturing system

Global Graphics announces its first product co-developed by all group companies today. Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron have all collaborated to create a smart DFE for labels and packaging applications to transform the role of the digital press in the smart print factory of the future.

The SmartDFE™ is designed to be part of a fully automated manufacturing solution supporting Industry 4.0 telematics and MIS integration, plus connectivity with automated manufacturing lines via OPC UA. It brings together in one powerful solution the creation of optimized print-ready PDF files; workflow and job automation to connect with enterprise IT systems; RIPping; screening; optimized image quality; and, via Harlequin Direct™, it drives the print data directly to the printheads at blistering speeds through Meteor software and electronics, or through Xitron’s Navigator DFE platform. It meets the need for fully variable data, gives complete control of the print workflow, and provides valuable information for QA and inspection, press maintenance, and stock control.

Mike Rottenborn, Global Graphics Group CEO comments, “Digital printing presses are getting smarter all the time, and innovation is especially strong in the labels and packaging segment. These presses need a “smart” digital front end to take their place in today’s smart print factories, and this is challenging for many OEM developers of digital packaging presses. Global Graphics has developed SmartDFE to simplify the integration of the DFE and the digital press and reduce time to market for our OEM customers.”

“SmartDFE relies on tight, high-speed integration, communication and control between components from the job creation all the way to the printheads,” adds Nick de Roeck, Global Graphics Group CTO. “It requires the ability to collect detailed data from an individual press and share with the wider factory and to generate knowledge gathered from the data to predict and control the press. All of this capability is now available from Global Graphics and gives us and our customers a unique position in the market.“

The SmartDFE for labels and packaging comprises PDF editing, layout, and automated Variable Data Printing (VDP) with HYBRID Stepz and CLOUDFLOW, job cost estimation and production controls that connect to the Smart Factory using OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture), rasterization and screening using Harlequin Direct™ directly to the printhead datapath from either Meteor Inkjet or Xitron.

SmartDFE™ is designed to be the heart of a fully automated manufacturing system and transform the role of the digital press in the smart print factory of the future.
SmartDFE™ is designed to be the heart of a fully automated manufacturing system and transform the role of the digital press in the smart print factory of the future.

“SmartDFE gives you everything you need to add label and packaging printing to any industrial production scenario,” says Eric Worrall, VP of products and services at Global Graphics Software. “It provides a complete single source software and electronics stack that does everything from job creation through to printheads. Our Artemis Print Operator AI builds print knowledge into the software to keep the workflow running at maximum speed and quality. We have also joined the OPC Foundation, the organization responsible for the development and maintenance of the OPC Industrial Interoperability Standard, so our SmartDFE can connect print to the smart factory.”

“SmartDFE will be a godsend for smart factories requiring large industrial inkjet print systems capable of streaming variable data jobs,” says Clive Ayling, the managing director of Meteor Inkjet. “The integration of Meteor’s proven electronics and software within SmartDFE means that print system builders can select from the widest range of printheads while benefitting from Meteor’s exceptional technical support service.”

“Full automation is the logical next step for Navigator support of presses using Memjet printheads,” said Karen Crews, president of Xitron. “Our base of installed systems has exploded over the last two years and the opportunity to enhance new presses with OPC UA connectivity presents us with a huge technological leap forward.”

The SmartDFE is available immediately from all four Global Graphics Group companies:

www.globalgraphics.com/products/smartdfe

www.hybridsoftware.com

www.meteorinkjet.com/products/smartdfe

www.xitron.com/smart-dfe

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About Global Graphics PLC

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) is a leading developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for graphics and industrial inkjet printing. Customers include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen, and hundreds of packaging printers, trade shops, and converters worldwide.

Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK. Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjet; pre-press workflow developers Xitron and enterprise software developer HYBRID Software.

Contacts

Global Graphics:  Jill Taylor, Tel: +44 (0)7714 410598, jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com

HYBRID Software: Christopher Graf, Tel: +49 761 70 776 710, christopherg@hybridsoftware.com

Meteor Inkjet: Tracey Brown, +44 34 584 40012, marketing@meteorinkjet.com

Xitron:  Bret Farrah, +1 734-794-1334, bfarrah@xitron.com

Le groupe Global Graphics lance SmartDFE pour les étiquettes et les emballages

Conçu pour être le cœur d’un système de fabrication entièrement automatisé

Global Graphics annonce aujourd’hui son premier produit que toutes les sociétés du groupe ont développé en collaboration. Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet et Xitron ont collaboré pour créer un frontal numérique (DFE) intelligent pour les applications d’étiquetage et d’emballage, avec pour objectif de transformer le rôle de la presse numérique dans l’usine d’impression intelligente du futur.

Le SmartDFE™ est conçu pour faire partie d’une solution de fabrication entièrement automatisée prenant en charge la télématique Industry 4.0 et l’intégration aux systèmes MIS, ainsi que la connectivité avec les lignes de fabrication automatisées via OPC UA. Il réunit en une seule et même solution performante la création de fichiers PDF optimisés prêts à imprimer ; l’automatisation du flux de travail et des tâches pour se connecter aux systèmes informatiques de l’entreprise ; l’utilisation du RIP ; le tramage ; la qualité d’image optimisée. De plus, via Harlequin® Direct, il envoie les données d’impression directement aux têtes d’impression à des vitesses fulgurantes grâce au logiciel et à l’électronique Meteor, ou via la plate-forme Navigator DFE de Xitron. Il répond aux besoins en données entièrement variables, assure un contrôle complet du workflow d’impression et fournit des informations précieuses pour l’assurance qualité et l’inspection, la maintenance des presses et le contrôle des stocks.

Mike Rottenborn, PDG du Groupe Global Graphics, s’est exprimé en ces termes : « Les presses numériques deviennent de plus en plus intelligentes, et la dynamique d’innovation est particulièrement forte dans le segment des étiquettes et des emballages. Ces presses ont besoin d’un frontal numérique « intelligent » pour prendre leur place dans les usines d’impression intelligentes d’aujourd’hui, ce qui s’avère difficile pour de nombreux développeurs OEM de presses d’emballage numériques. Global Graphics a développé le SmartDFE dans le but de simplifier l’intégration du DFE et de la presse numérique, tout en réduisant le délai de mise sur le marché pour nos clients OEM. »

« Le SmartDFE repose sur la rapidité et la précision de l’intégration, de la communication et du contrôle entre les composants, de la création des tâches jusqu’aux têtes d’impression », ajoute Nick de Roeck, Directeur technique du groupe Global Graphics. « Il doit pouvoir collecter des données détaillées auprès d’une presse individuelle et les partager avec l’ensemble de l’usine, ainsi que générer des connaissances issues des données afin de prédire et de contrôler la presse. Global Graphics dispose désormais de toutes ces fonctionnalités. En conséquence, nous et nos clients bénéficions d’une position unique sur le marché. »

Le SmartDFE pour étiquettes et emballages comprend l’édition PDF, la mise en page et l’impression de données variables (Variable Data Printing) automatisée avec HYBRID Stepz et CLOUDFLOW, l’estimation du coût des tâches et les contrôles de production qui sont communiqués à l’usine intelligente via OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture), ainsi que la rastérisation et le tramage utilisant Harlequin Direct™ directement sur le chemin des données de la tête d’impression via Meteor Inkjet ou Xitron.

Le SmartDFE vous offre tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour ajouter l'impression d'étiquettes et d'emballages à n'importe quel scénario de production industrielle
Le SmartDFE vous offre tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour ajouter l’impression d’étiquettes et d’emballages à n’importe quel scénario de production industrielle

« Le SmartDFE vous offre tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour ajouter l’impression d’étiquettes et d’emballages à n’importe quel scénario de production industrielle », déclare Eric Worrall, vice-président Produits et services chez Global Graphics Software. « Il fournit un logiciel à source unique complet et une pile électronique qui prend tout en charge : de la création de tâches aux têtes d’impression. Notre application Artemis Print Operator AI intègre au logiciel les connaissances en matière d’impression, afin de garantir un flux de production optimum en termes de qualité et de vitesse. Nous nous sommes également associés à OPC Foundation, l’organisation chargée du développement et de la maintenance de la norme d’interopérabilité industrielle OPC, afin que notre SmartDFE puisse connecter l’impression à l’usine intelligente. »

« Le SmartDFE sera un atout pour les usines intelligentes nécessitant de gros systèmes industriels d’impression jet d’encre capables de gérer des tâches de données variables », explique Clive Ayling, directeur général de Meteor Inkjet. « Grâce à l’intégration de l’électronique et du logiciel éprouvés de Meteor dans SmartDFE, les fabricants de systèmes d’impression ont accès à la plus large gamme de têtes d’impression, tout en bénéficiant du service d’assistance technique exceptionnel de Meteor. »

« L’automatisation complète est la prochaine étape logique de la prise en charge par Navigator des presses utilisant des têtes d’impression Memjet », indique Karen Crews, présidente de Xitron. « Notre base de systèmes installés s’est énormément développée au cours des deux dernières années, et l’opportunité d’optimiser de nouvelles presses avec la connectivité OPC UA nous permet de réaliser un considérable bond en avant technologique. »

Le SmartDFE est disponible immédiatement auprès des quatre sociétés du groupe Global Graphics.

www.globalgraphics.com/products/smartdfe

www.meteorinkjet.com/products/smartdfe

www.hybridsoftware.com

www.xitron.com/smart-dfe

Fin

À propos de Global Graphics PLC

Par l’intermédiaire de ses filiales opérationnelles, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext : GLOG) est l’un des principaux développeurs de solutions logicielles et matérielles intégrées pour l’impression industrielle graphique et jet d’encre. Parmi ses clients, citons des fabricants de presses tels que HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen, et des centaines d’imprimeurs d’emballages, de commerces et de convertisseurs dans le monde entier.

Le siège social de Global Graphics PLC se trouve à Cambridge, au Royaume-Uni. Ses filiales sont le développeur de logiciels d’impression Global Graphics Software ; le spécialiste des solutions de pilote de têtes d’impression industrielles Meteor Inkjet ; le développeur de flux de production prépresse Xitron et le développeur de logiciels métiers HYBRID Software.

 

Contacts

Global Graphics :  Jill Taylor, Tél. : +44 (0)7714 410598, jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com

HYBRID Software : Christopher Graf, Tél. : +49 761 70 776 710, christopherg@hybridsoftware.com

Meteor Inkjet : Tracey Brown, +44 34 584 40012, marketing@meteorinkjet.com

Xitron :  Bret Farrah, +1 734-794-1334, bfarrah@xitron.com

Global Graphics Group führt SmartDFE für Etiketten und Verpackungen ein

Als Herzstück eines vollständig automatisierten Fertigungssystems entwickelt

Global Graphics stellt heute sein erstes Produkt vor, das von allen Konzerngesellschaften gemeinsam entwickelt wurde. Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet und Xitron haben gemeinsam ein intelligentes DFE für Etiketten- und Verpackungsanwendungen entwickelt, um die Rolle der Digitaldruckmaschine in der intelligenten Druckerei von morgen zu revolutionieren.

Das SmartDFE™ ist als Teil einer vollständig automatisierten Fertigungslösung konzipiert, die die Integration von Industrie 4.0-Telematik und MIS sowie die Anbindung an automatisierte Fertigungslinien über OPC UA unterstützt. Die Erstellung optimierter druckfertiger PDF-Dateien, Workflow- und Auftragsautomatisierung für die Verbindung mit IT-Systemen des Unternehmens, RIPping, Screening und optimierte Bildqualität werden alle in einer leistungsstarken Lösung vereint. Weiterhin werden über Harlequin Direct™ die Druckdaten mit enormer Geschwindigkeit entweder über die Meteor-Software und -Elektronik oder über die Xitron Navigator DFE-Plattform direkt an die Druckköpfe weitergeleitet. Das Produkt erfüllt die Anforderungen an vollständig variable Daten, bietet die vollständige Kontrolle über die Druckworkflows und liefert wertvolle Informationen im Hinblick auf Qualitätssicherung und Inspektion, Druckmaschinenwartung und Lagerbestandkontrolle.

Mike Rottenborn, CEO der Global Graphics Group, erläutert: „Digitaldruckmaschinen werden immer intelligenter, und insbesondere die Etiketten- und Verpackungsbranche kann mit einer Vielzahl an Innovationen aufwarten. Diese Druckmaschinen benötigen ein „intelligentes“ digitales Frontend, um ihren Platz in den intelligenten Druckereien von heute einnehmen zu können. Das stellt für viele OEM-Entwickler digitaler Verpackungsmaschinen eine Herausforderung dar. Global Graphics hat SmartDFE entwickelt, um die Integration von DFE in Digitaldruckmaschinen zu vereinfachen und die Produkteinführungszeiten für unsere OEM-Kunden zu verkürzen.“

„SmartDFE baut auf intensive, schnelle Integration, Kommunikation und Kontrolle zwischen den Komponenten, von der Auftragserstellung bis hin zu den Druckköpfen“, ergänzt Nick de Roeck, CTO der Global Graphics Group. „Es bedarf der Fähigkeit, detaillierte Daten von einer einzelnen Druckmaschine einzuholen, sie mit dem gesamten Unternehmen zu teilen und aus den Daten gesammeltes Wissen zu generieren, um die Maschine besser einschätzen und kontrollieren zu können. All diese Funktionen sind jetzt bei Global Graphics verfügbar, wodurch unsere Kunden und wir eine einzigartige Position auf dem Markt einnehmen.“

Das SmartDFE für Etiketten und Verpackungen umfasst PDF-Bearbeitung, Layout und automatisierten variablen Datendruck (VDP) mit HYBRID Stepz und CLOUDFLOW, Auftragskostenschätzung und Produktionskontrollen, die über OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture) mit der intelligenten Druckerei verbunden sind, Rasterung und Screening mit Harlequin Direct™ direkt von Meteor Inkjet oder Xitron zum Datenpfad des Druckkopfes.

Mit SmartDFE haben Sie alles, was Sie benötigen, um Etiketten- und Verpackungsdruck in jegliche Industrieproduktion zu integrieren
Mit SmartDFE haben Sie alles, was Sie benötigen, um Etiketten- und Verpackungsdruck in jegliche Industrieproduktion zu integrieren.

„Mit SmartDFE haben Sie alles, was Sie benötigen, um Etiketten- und Verpackungsdruck in sämtliche Industrieproduktionen zu integrieren“, so Eric Worrall, VP of Products and Services bei Global Graphics Software. „Es bietet eine komplette Software und Elektronik aus einer Hand, die alles von der Auftragserstellung bis hin zu Druckköpfen erledigt.  Unsere Artemis Print Operator KI macht die Drucksoftware intelligenter und maximiert so Geschwindigkeit und Qualität. Wir sind außerdem der OPC Foundation beigetreten, der Organisation, die für die Entwicklung und Wartung des OPC Industrial Interoperability Standards verantwortlich ist, damit unser SmartDFE Drucke an die intelligente Druckerei übertragen kann.“

„SmartDFE ist ein Glücksfall für intelligente Unternehmen, die große industrielle Tintenstrahl-Drucksysteme benötigen, um Aufträge mit variablen Daten streamen zu können“, erklärt Clive Ayling, Geschäftsführer von Meteor Inkjet.  „Die Integration der bewährten Elektronik und Software von Meteor in SmartDFE bedeutet, dass Drucksystemhersteller aus der breitesten Palette von Druckköpfen wählen können und gleichzeitig von dem hervorragenden technischen Support von Meteor profitieren.“

„Die vollständige Automatisierung ist der nächste logische Schritt, damit der Navigator Druckmaschinen unterstützt, die Memjet-Druckköpfe verwenden“, so Karen Crews, Präsidentin von Xitron. „Die Anzahl an Systemen, die wir installiert haben, ist in den letzten zwei Jahren durch die Decke gegangen. Die Möglichkeit, neue Druckmaschinen mit OPC UA-Konnektivität ausstatten zu können, stellt einen enormen technologischen Fortschritt dar.“

Das SmartDFE ist ab sofort bei allen vier Unternehmen der Global Graphics Group erhältlich:

www.globalgraphics.com/products/smartdfe

www.meteorinkjet.com/products/smartdfe

www.hybridsoftware.com

www.xitron.com/smart-dfe

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Über Global Graphics PLC

Durch die operativen Tochtergesellschaften ist Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) ein führender Entwickler von integrierten Hardwarelösungen für den Tintenstrahldruck in Grafik und Industrie. Zu den Kunden zählen Druckmaschinenhersteller wie HP, Canon, Durst, Roland und Hymmen sowie Hunderte von Verpackungsdruckern, Fachgeschäften und Druckereien auf der ganzen Welt.

Global Graphics PLC hat seinen Hauptsitz in Cambridge, Vereinigtes Königreich. Die Tochtergesellschaften sind Global Graphics Software, Entwickler von Drucksoftware, Meteor Inkjet, Spezialisten für industrielle Druckkopfantriebslösungen, Xitron, Spezialisten für Druckvorstufensoftware, und HYBRID Software, Entwickler von Unternehmenssoftware.

Ansprechpartner

Global Graphics:  Jill Taylor, Tel.: +44 (0)7714 410598, jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com

HYBRID-Software: Christopher Graf, Tel.: +49 761 70 776 710, christopherg@hybridsoftware.com

Meteor Inkjet: Tracey Brown, +44 34 584 40012, marketing@meteorinkjet.com

Xitron:  Bret Farrah, +1 734-794-1334, bfarrah@xitron.com

El grupo Global Graphics lanza SmartDFE para etiquetas y embalajes

Diseñado para ser el centro de un sistema de fabricación totalmente automatizado

Global Graphics anuncia hoy su primer producto desarrollado en colaboración con todas las empresas del grupo. Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet y Xitron han colaborado para desarrollar un front-end digital (DFE) inteligente para etiquetas y embalajes con el fin de transformar el papel de la impresión digital en las empresas de impresión inteligente del futuro.

El SmartDFE™ está diseñado para formar parte de una solución de producción completamente automatizada compatible con la integración de sistemas telemáticos y sistemas de gestión (MIS) de Industria 4.0, además de conectividad con las líneas de producción automatizada mediante OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture). Reúne en una potente solución la creación de archivos en formato PDF optimizados y listos para la impresión; la automatización del flujo de trabajo y de trabajos para conectar con los sistemas de TI de la empresa; cribado; tramado; calidad de imagen optimizada; y a través de Harlequin Direct™, envía los datos de impresión directamente a los cabezales de impresión a velocidades de vértigo mediante el software y los sistemas electrónicos de Meteor o a través de la plataforma DFE Navigator de Xitron. Proporciona datos totalmente variables, control completo del flujo de trabajo de impresión e información de gran valor para el control de calidad y la inspección, el mantenimiento de las máquinas impresoras y el control de inventario.

Mike Rottenborn, director ejecutivo del grupo Global Graphics, lo explica: “Las máquinas de impresión digitales son cada vez más inteligentes y la innovación se centra especialmente en el segmento de las etiquetas y los envases.  Estas máquinas necesitan un front-end digital “inteligente” que asuma su papel en las plantas de impresión inteligente actuales, y supone un reto para muchos desarrolladores OEM de máquinas impresoras digitales de embalaje. Global Graphics ha desarrollado SmartDFE para simplificar la integración de DFE y de la impresión digital y reducir así el plazo de comercialización para nuestros clientes OEM”.

“SmartDFE se basa en la integración, comunicación y control estrechos y de alta velocidad entre los componentes, desde la creación de trabajos hasta los cabezales de impresión”, añade Nick de Roeck, director técnico del grupo Global Graphics. “Requiere la capacidad de recopilar datos detallados de una impresora individual y compartirlos con toda la planta, así como de generar conocimientos recopilados a partir de los datos para predecir y controlar la máquina impresora. Todas estas funciones están ahora disponibles en Global Graphics y nos proporciona, tanto a nosotros como a nuestros clientes, una posición única en el mercado”.

SmartDFE para etiquetas y embalajes comprende la edición de PDF, el diseño e impresión automática de datos variables (VDP) con Stepz y CLOUDFLOW de HYBRID, la estimación de costes de trabajo y los controles de producción conectados a Smart Factory mediante OPC UA, rasterización y tramado utilizando Harlequin Direct™ directamente a la ruta de datos del cabezal de impresión desde Meteor Inkjet o Xitron.

SmartDFE le ofrece todo lo que necesita para integrar la impresión de etiquetas y embalajes en cualquier escenario de producción industrial
SmartDFE le ofrece todo lo que necesita para integrar la impresión de etiquetas y embalajes en cualquier escenario de producción industrial

“SmartDFE le ofrece todo lo que necesita para integrar la impresión de etiquetas y embalajes en cualquier escenario de producción industrial”, afirma Eric Worrall, vicepresidente de productos y servicios de Global Graphics Software. “Proporciona una única herramienta de software y sistemas electrónicos que se encarga de todo, desde la creación de trabajos hasta la configuración de los cabezales de impresión.  Nuestro Artemis Print Operator AI incorpora el conocimiento de la impresión en el software para mantener el flujo de trabajo en funcionamiento a la máxima velocidad y calidad. También nos hemos unido a OPC Foundation, la organización responsable del desarrollo y mantenimiento del estándar de interoperabilidad industrial OPC, para que nuestro SmartDFE pueda conectar las máquinas impresoras a Smart Factory”.

“SmartDFE será de gran utilidad para las plantas inteligentes que requieren grandes sistemas de impresión de inyección de tinta industriales capaces de transmitir trabajos de datos variables”, afirma Clive Ayling, director general de Meteor Inkjet.  “La integración de los sistemas electrónicos y el software probados de Meteor en SmartDFE significa que los desarrolladores de sistemas de impresión pueden elegir entre la gama más amplia de cabezales de impresión, al tiempo que se benefician del excepcional servicio de asistencia técnica de Meteor”.

“La automatización completa es el siguiente paso lógico para la compatibilidad con Navigator de las máquinas impresoras que utilizan cabezales de impresión Memjet”, según Karen Crews, presidenta de Xitron. “Nuestra base de sistemas instalados ha dado un salto en los últimos dos años y la oportunidad de mejorar las nuevas máquinas impresoras con la conectividad OPC UA nos presenta un gran avance tecnológico”.

El SmartDFE está disponible de inmediato en las cuatro empresas del grupo Global Graphics.

www.globalgraphics.com/products/smartdfe

www.meteorinkjet.com/products/smartdfe

www.hybridsoftware.com

www.xitron.com/smart-dfe

 

Fin

Acerca de Global Graphics PLC

A través de sus filiales operativas, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) es uno de los principales desarrolladores de soluciones de software y hardware integradas para la impresión de inyección de tinta industrial y de gráficos. Entre los clientes se incluyen fabricantes de impresoras como HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen, y cientos de máquinas impresoras de embalajes, comercios y empresas transformadoras de materia prima de todo el mundo.

 

Global Graphics PLC tiene su sede en Cambridge, Reino Unido. Sus filiales son la desarrolladora de software de impresión Global Graphics Software; la especialista en soluciones de controladores de cabezales de impresión industriales, Meteor Inkjet; la desarrolladora de flujos de trabajo de preimpresión Xitron y la desarrolladora de software empresarial HYBRID Software.

 

Contactos

 

Global Graphics:  Jill Taylor, Tel: +44 (0)7714 410598, jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com

 

Software HYBRID: Christopher Graf, Tel.: +49 761 70 776 710, christopherg@hybridsoftware.com

 

Meteor Inkjet: Tracey Brown, +44 34 584 40012, marketing@meteorinkjet.com

 

Xitron:  Bret Farrah, +1 734-794-1334, bfarrah@xitron.com

Global Graphics Group lancia SmartDFE per etichette e imballaggi

SmartDFE ti offre tutto il necessario per aggiungere etichette e stampe di imballaggi in qualsiasi scenario di produzione industrial.
SmartDFE ti offre tutto il necessario per aggiungere etichette e stampe di imballaggi in qualsiasi scenario di produzione industriale.

Progettato per essere il fulcro di un sistema di produzione completamente automatizzato

Global Graphics annuncia oggi il suo primo prodotto sviluppato in collaborazione con tutte le società del gruppo.  Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet e Xitron hanno tutti collaborato alla creazione di un DFE intelligente per le applicazioni di etichette e imballaggi per trasformare il ruolo della stampa digitale nel settore della stampa intelligente del futuro.

SmartDFE™ è progettato per essere parte di una soluzione di produzione completamente automatizzata che supporta l’integrazione tra telematica Industry 4.0 e MIS, oltre alla connettività con le linee di produzione automatizzate tramite OPC UA. In un’unica potente soluzione, sono possibili la creazione di file PDF ottimizzati pronti per la stampa, l’automazione dei flussi di lavoro e dei processi per connettersi ai sistemi IT aziendali, il RIPping, lo screening, l’ottimizzazione della qualità delle immagini e, tramite Harlequin Direct™, l’invio dei dati di stampa direttamente alle testine di stampa a velocità straordinarie tramite i componenti elettronici e il software Meteor o tramite la piattaforma DFE Navigator di Xitron. Soddisfa la necessità di dati completamente variabili, offre il controllo completo del flusso di lavoro di stampa e fornisce informazioni preziose per QA e ispezione, manutenzione alla stampa e controllo delle scorte.

Mike Rottenborn, CEO di Global Graphics Group, commenta: “Le macchine da stampa digitale stanno diventando sempre più intelligenti e l’innovazione è particolarmente avanzata nel segmento delle etichette e degli imballaggi.  Queste macchine necessitano di un front end digitale “intelligente” per assicurarsi il posto nelle fabbriche di stampa intelligenti di oggi e questo è impegnativo per molti sviluppatori OEM di macchine da stampa per imballaggi digitali. Global Graphics ha sviluppato SmartDFE per semplificare l’integrazione del DFE e della stampa digitale e ridurre il time-to-market per i nostri clienti OEM”.

“SmartDFE si basa su una stretta integrazione, comunicazione e controllo ad alta velocità tra i componenti, dalla creazione del lavoro fino alle testine di stampa”, aggiunge Nick de Roeck, CTO di Global Graphics Group. “Richiede la capacità di raccogliere dati dettagliati da una singola stampa e condividerli con la fabbrica più ampia e di creare un know-how grazie ai dati per prevedere e controllare la stampa. Tutte queste funzionalità sono ora disponibili con Global Graphics e questo offre a noi e ai nostri clienti una posizione unica sul mercato.”

SmartDFE per etichette e imballaggi include la modifica del PDF, il layout e la stampa di dati variabili (VDP) automatizzata con HYBRID Stepz e CLOUDFLOW, la stima dei costi dei lavori e i controlli di produzione che si connettono a Smart Factory utilizzando OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture), la rasterizzazione e lo screening utilizzando Harlequin Direct™ direttamente al percorso dati della testina di stampa da Meteor Inkjet o Xitron.

SmartDFE gives you everything you need to add label and packaging printing to any industrial production scenario.
SmartDFE ti offre tutto il necessario per aggiungere etichette e stampe di imballaggi in qualsiasi scenario di produzione industriale.

“SmartDFE ti offre tutto il necessario per aggiungere etichette e stampe di imballaggi in qualsiasi scenario di produzione industriale”, afferma Eric Worrall, VP di prodotti e servizi di Global Graphics Software. “Fornisce un’unica fonte completa di software e componenti elettronici che fa tutto, dalla creazione del lavoro alle testine di stampa. La nostra soluzione di intelligenza artificiale per operatori di stampa Artemis integra le conoscenze di stampa nel software per mantenere il flusso di lavoro operativo alla massima velocità e qualità. Inoltre, siamo entrati a far parte di OPC Foundation, l’organizzazione responsabile dello sviluppo e della manutenzione dell’OPC Industrial Interoperability Standard, in modo che il nostro SmartDFE possa connettere la stampa alla fabbrica intelligente.”

“SmartDFE rappresenterà un dono del cielo per fabbriche intelligenti che richiedono grandi sistemi di stampa a getto d’inchiostro industriali in grado di eseguire lo streaming di processi di dati variabili”, afferma Clive Ayling, direttore generale di Meteor Inkjet. “L’integrazione dell’elettronica e del software collaudati di Meteor in SmartDFE significa che i costruttori di sistemi di stampa possono scegliere tra la più ampia gamma di testine di stampa, traendo anche vantaggio dall’eccezionale servizio di supporto tecnico di Meteor.”

“L’automazione completa rappresenta il passo successivo logico per il supporto di Navigator per le macchine da stampa che utilizzano le testine di stampa Memjet”, ha dichiarato Karen Crews, presidente di Xitron. “La nostra base di sistemi installati è esplosa negli ultimi due anni e l’opportunità di migliorare le nuove macchine da stampa con la connettività OPC UA rappresenta per noi un enorme passo avanti in termini di tecnologia.”

SmartDFE è immediatamente disponibile presso tutte e quattro le aziende di Global Graphics Group.

www.globalgraphics.com/products/smartdfe

www.meteorinkjet.com/products/smartdfe

www.hybridsoftware.com

www.xitron.com/smart-dfe

Fine

Informazioni su Global Graphics PLC

Tramite le sue filiali operative, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) è uno dei principali sviluppatori di soluzioni software e hardware integrate per la grafica e la stampa a getto d’inchiostro industriale. I clienti includono produttori di macchine da stampa quali HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen e centinaia di stampanti per imballaggio, negozi e convertitori in tutto il mondo.

Global Graphics PLC ha sede a Cambridge, Regno Unito. Le sue società affiliate sono sviluppatori di software di stampa Global Graphics Software, specialisti di soluzioni di driver per testine di stampa industriali, Meteor Inkjet, sviluppatori di flussi di lavoro pre-stampa Xitron e sviluppatori di software aziendali HYBRID Software.

 

Contatti

Global Graphics:  Jill Taylor, Tel: +44 (0)7714 410598, jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com

HYBRID Software: Christopher Graf, Tel: +49 761 70 776 710, christopherg@hybridsoftware.com

Meteor Inkjet: Tracey Brown, +44 34 584 40012, marketing@meteorinkjet.com

Xitron:  Bret Farrah, +1 734-794-1334, bfarrah@xitron.com

Notification of transactions in shares by persons discharging managerial responsibility (“PDMRs”)

Cambridge (UK) 19 April 2021: The Company makes the following announcement and notification in respect of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
a) Name Guido Van der Schueren
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Chairman
b) Initial notification/Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Global Graphics PLC
b) LEI 213800ZFW446QIHAB654
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary share

 

GB00BYN5BY03

b) Nature of the transaction Acquisition of shares.
c) Price(s) and volume(s) Price

EUR 3.9828

Volume

6,000

d) Aggregated information

– Aggregated volume

– Price

 

6,000

EUR 23,897

e) Date of the transaction 16 April 2021
f) Place of the transaction Euronext Brussels

 

 

About Global Graphics PLC

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext Brussels: GLOG) is a leading developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for graphics and industrial inkjet printing. Customers include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy.  Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.  Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjet; pre-press workflow developers Xitron and enterprise software developer HYBRID Software.

 

Contacts

Jill Taylor Graeme Huttley
Corporate Communications Director Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926489 Tel: +44 (0)1223 926472
Email: jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com Email: graeme.huttley@globalgraphics.com

 

Notification of transactions in shares by persons discharging managerial responsibility (“PDMRs”)

Cambridge (UK) 16 April 2021: The Company makes the following announcement and notification in respect of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
a) Name Guido Van der Schueren
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Chairman
b) Initial notification/Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Global Graphics PLC
b) LEI 213800ZFW446QIHAB654
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary share

 

GB00BYN5BY03

b) Nature of the transaction Acquisition of shares.
c) Price(s) and volume(s) Price

EUR 3.93

Volume

2,400

d) Aggregated information

– Aggregated volume

– Price

 

2,400

EUR 9,432.00

e) Date of the transaction 15 April 2021
f) Place of the transaction Euronext Brussels

About Global Graphics PLC

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext Brussels: GLOG) is a leading developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for graphics and industrial inkjet printing. Customers include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy.  Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.  Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjet; pre-press workflow developers Xitron and enterprise software developer HYBRID Software.

Contacts

Jill Taylor
Corporate Communications Director
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926489
Email: jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com

Graeme Huttley
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926472
Email: graeme.huttley@globalgraphics.com