Global Graphics Software on a winning streak

Global Graphics Software, a leading developer of core technology for digital print including the Harlequin RIP®, has won a 2021 Buyers Lab (BLI) Outstanding Innovation award in Production Print from Keypoint Intelligence for its Direct range.  Direct is a new graphics pipeline that sends data directly to the inkjet printhead electronics, removing the intermediate step of writing to disk. As a result, image processing times are significantly reduced, large volumes of data are handled with ease, and the time to print is accelerated.


“Global Graphics’ Direct technology is a new and innovative approach within the industrial inkjet market to solve the accelerating data needs of digital presses,” says Ryan McAbee, Keypoint Intelligence’s director of production workflow solutions. “Instead of writing data to an intermediary disk, data can be sent directly to the printhead electronics, which saves time and reduces the required computing storage resources—a win-win for customers.”


Global Graphics Software has been on a winning streak in recent years having been awarded a 2020 Queens Award for Enterprise recognising innovation in developing ScreenPro™ with PrintFlat™ and is in the rare position of being a recipient of the PIA InterTech™ Technology Award for Innovation on two consecutive years in 2019 and 2018.


Judging for the BLI Innovation award distinguishes a technology for its ability to disrupt old processes with a new approach to productivity, improve output consistency, improved automation, and to increase speed and efficiencies.


Justin Bailey, managing director of Global Graphics Software, said, “We are really excited to bring our unique Direct technology to the industrial inkjet market, so that the printing components of a manufacturing line can be driven as fast as the printer engine allows. These manufacturing lines need to be robust enough to run at full speed 24/7, and to be prepared to print where there is a very high predominance of variable data where every item is different. This new demanding way of printing required us to think about a new technology architecture to eliminate the need to read and write from disk, which helps with productivity and reduces the hardware requirements for our customers.”

About Global Graphics Software

Global Graphics Software is a developer of innovative core technology for digital printing, including the Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro™ and Mako™. Customers include HP, Canon, Durst, Roland,  Kodak and AgfaThe roots of the company go back to 1986 and to the iconic university town of Cambridge, and, today the majority of the R&D team is still based near here. Global Graphics Software is a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG).


Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director, Global Graphics

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Lucky 13 for the new release of the Harlequin RIP

Industry’s fastest RIP adds new features for large-scale output such as décor, textiles and corrugated packaging

Innovative new features, including automatic tiling for processing large-scale output at high speed, and extended Advanced Inkjet Screens™, for enhanced image quality, are introduced in a major new release of the Harlequin RIP® today by developers Global Graphics Software. Harlequin Host Renderer 13 raises the bar in terms of productivity features for print service providers and provides new options to press manufacturers for scaling multiple RIPs for high performance digital front ends.

Version 13 of the Harlequin Host Renderer, the printing industry’s fastest RIP, adds automatic tiling to maximize the throughput of huge PDF, TIFF™ and JPEG files such as those generated in the corrugated packaging, wide and grand format, décor and textile markets. Harlequin 13 automatically tiles these large pages – some can be up to 200 meters/650 feet long – to split them across multiple RIPs for increased speed and improved load balancing.

Output is continuously streamed to the printer so that print service providers don’t have to wait for the entire page to be RIPped before printing can begin. This new feature minimizes RAM requirements and costs for a digital front end (DFE) processing very large output.

“The new tiling feature is specifically for high-speed digital printing,” says Martin Bailey, Global Graphics Software’s CTO. “Automatic tiling helps in maximizing throughput by splitting the output across several RIPs. It also reduces the cost for a DFE built to handle huge PDF pages, either every day or as an occasional occurrence, because the peak memory usage for a tile can be much lower than that for the whole page.

“Speed continues to be a key focus of Harlequin development, because a faster RIP enables presses with very high data rates to be driven at engine speed and reduces the bill of materials for a digital front end (DFE) or controller.”

Version 13 also introduces many other features including:

  • Direct printing of PNG files, an important file type in some sectors of wide format and product decoration, in addition to PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, JPEG etc. Consistent color management and halftone screening can be added for all input formats using a common API.
  • Enhanced controls over sizing of output from image file formats such as TIFF, JPEG and PNG where the image does not specify a size.
  • Extended Advanced Inkjet Screens (AIS) with the introduction of Opal; especially good at mitigating artifacts when inkjet printing on absorbent substrates at higher resolutions. AIS increase the perceived quality, and therefore saleability, of inkjet prints, and can enable the use of lower cost substrates.
  • Extended support for larger DFEs, scaling from a single RIP instance, through multiple RIPs on the same server, to multiple RIPs on each of multiple servers.

The Harlequin Host Renderer (HHR) is supplied as a component or pre-packaged with a parallel processing pipeline as Harlequin Direct to enable OEMs to achieve the fastest possible time to market and to revenue while building a highly sophisticated and high-quality DFE for a high-speed digital press.

It’s the print engine at the heart of the industry’s highest performing digital presses in products from vendors including Roland DG, Durst, HP Indigo and HP PageWide, powering their entire fleet.

Michael Deflorian, business developer at Durst Professional Services, says, “HHR – including screening capabilities – is one of the key technologies for our promise to get the best out of the printer as part of our “pixel-to-output strategy”. We share the same vision of industry-leading quality and performance with Global Graphics. We work closely with the Global Graphics team to provide our customers with the best technology available.”

Roland DG’s VersaWorks 6 RIP software is used across all current models of its printers and printer/cutters. Mr. Motohiro Ikemura, R&D general manager, Roland DG Digital Printing Business Division, said, “We integrated the Harlequin engine into our RIP software in only 6 months thanks to the cooperation between Global Graphics and our engineering teams. Its performance is outstanding and, because it processes PDF and PostScript natively, it handles files with ease. Support for PDF 2.0 was also an important factor to future proof our workflow,” Motohiro said. “Since we see more and more use of transparencies in customer jobs, Harlequin’s ability to process transparencies natively speeds up production time and reduces waste media. VersaWorks 6 recently added an important new ‘Job Assistant’ function that allows customers to automatically add cut contour lines for PDF design data without returning to the design software.”

“Harlequin Host Renderer has been powering our CLOUDFLOW RIP now for more than 5 years,” Nick De Roeck, CTO of HYBRID Software explains.  “HYBRID has a clear focus on the packaging and labels market, both for digital and conventional printing. The HHR has given us the flexibility to add our packaging know-how on top of a super solid HHR product. I am very excited with the continued innovation on the product, and our customers will benefit greatly from this lucky version 13, as it RIPs even faster on packaging files, all the while reducing the amount of hardware resources required.” HYBRID will add version 13 to its upcoming CLOUDFLOW release 20.10.

“The Harlequin RIP platform has been used in the Elan since its initial release,” comments Richard Lee, CEO of Delphax Solutions. “It was selected primarily due to its quality and performance characteristics. Since that time, the RIP’s performance and has increased further, and become more feature rich, which has helped reduce the associated hardware costs required to drive our high-performance devices. Coupled with the support provided by the entire team at Global Graphics, this has easily justified the decision to have not only the Harlequin platform, but also the Global Graphics team, as a key part of our range of high-speed inkjet digital production presses both today and into the future.”

Harlequin Host Renderer is supported on 32- and 64-bit Microsoft Windows, 64-bit Linux and Mac OS.

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Image: Harlequin 13 introduces a new tiling feature specifically for high-speed digital printing.
Harlequin 13 introduces a new tiling feature specifically for high-speed digital printing.


About Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics Software is a leading developer of platforms for digital printing, including the Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro, Fundamentals and Mako. Customers include HP, Canon, Durst, Roland,  Kodak and AgfaThe roots of the company go back to 1986 and to the iconic university town of Cambridge, and, today the majority of the R&D team is still based near here. Global Graphics Software is a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG).

Global Graphics, Harlequin, the Harlequin logo, the Harlequin RIP, are trademarks of Global Graphics Software Limited which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.  Global Graphics is a trademark of Global Graphics PLC which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand and product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director, Global Graphics Software | Tel +44 (0)1223 926489
Mobile: +44 (0)7714 410598

Paula Halpin, PR & Marketing Executive, Global Graphics Software | Tel: +44 (0)1223 926017

Il 13 porta fortuna – Comunicato stampa di Harlequin RIP

Il RIP più veloce del settore aggiunge nuove caratteristiche per prodotti su larga scala, come arredi, tessuti e imballaggi in cartone ondulato

Nuove funzionalità, tra cui l’affiancamento automatico per l’elaborazione di prodotti su larga scala ad alta velocità e grandi schermi avanzati a getto d’inchiostro, che offrono una migliore qualità delle immagini, sono state introdotte in una nuova versione importante di Harlequin RIP® dagli sviluppatori di Global Graphics Software.  Harlequin Host Renderer 13 innalza il livello in termini di funzioni di produttività per i provider di servizi di stampa e fornisce nuove opzioni ai produttori di sistemi di stampa per consentire di scalare più RIP per i front-end digitali ad alte prestazioni.

La versione 13 di Harlequin Host Renderer, il RIP più veloce del settore della stampa, aggiunge l’affiancamento automatico per massimizzare la velocità di file PDF, TIFF™ e JPEG di grandi dimensioni, come quelli generati per imballaggi in cartone ondulato, grandi formati, arredi e nel settore tessile. Harlequin 13 affianca automaticamente pagine di grandi dimensioni (con lunghezza anche fino a 200 metri/650 piedi) dividendole in più RIP per una maggiore velocità e un miglior bilanciamento del carico.

Le pagine vengono trasmesse continuamente alla stampante, in modo che i provider di servizi di stampa non siano costretti ad attendere che l’intera pagina venga elaborata dal RIP prima di iniziare la stampa. Questa nuova funzione riduce al minimo i requisiti e i costi della RAM per l’elaborazione di un front-end digitale (DFE) con un output molto ampio.

“La nuova funzione di affiancamento è specifica per la stampa digitale ad alta velocità”, afferma Martin Bailey, CTO di Global Graphics Software. “L’affiancamento automatico aiuta a massimizzare la velocità di stampa dividendo le pagine in più RIP. Inoltre, riduce i costi necessari per la creazione di un DFE per gestire pagine PDF di grandi dimensioni, sia ogni giorno che come evento occasionale, poiché il picco di utilizzo della memoria per un affiancamento può risultare molto inferiore rispetto a quello richiesto per l’intera pagina.

“La velocità della rete è un obiettivo fondamentale dello sviluppo di Harlequin, perché un RIP più veloce consente di far funzionare i sistemi di stampa con velocità di trasferimento dati molto elevate e riduce la distinta dei materiali per un controller o un front-end digitale (DFE)”.

La versione 13 introduce anche molte altre funzioni, tra cui:

  • Stampa diretta di file PNG, un importante tipo di file in alcuni settori dei grandi formati e della decorazione dei prodotti, oltre a PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, JPEG e così via. È possibile aggiungere una gestione coerente del colore e uno screening dei mezzitoni per tutti i formati di input utilizzando un’API comune.
  • Sono stati migliorati i controlli sulle dimensioni dell’output da formati di file di immagine quali TIFF, JPEG e PNG, in cui l’immagine non specifica una dimensione.
  • Grandi schermi avanzati a getto d’inchiostro (AIS) con tecnologia Opal; particolarmente utili per mitigare gli artefatti durante la stampa a getto d’inchiostro su supporti assorbenti alle risoluzioni più elevate. Gli schermi AIS aumentano la qualità percepita e, di conseguenza, la commerciabilità delle stampe a getto d’inchiostro, favorendo l’uso di supporti a costo inferiore.
  • Supporto esteso per DFE più grandi, scalando da una singola istanza RIP, tramite più RIP sullo stesso server, a più RIP su ciascuno dei server.

Harlequin Host Renderer (HHR) viene fornito come componente o integrato con una pipeline di elaborazione parallela come Harlequin Direct per consentire agli OEM di ottenere il più rapido time-to-market e generare profitti, creando, al contempo, un DFE altamente sofisticato e di alta qualità per un sistema di stampa digitale ad alta velocità.

Si tratta del motore di stampa alla base dei sistemi di stampa digitali più performanti del settore, integrato in prodotti di fornitori come Roland DGleggi, Durst, HP Indigo e HP PageWide, che alimentano l’intero parco stampanti.

Michael Deflorian, Business Developer di Durst Professional Services, afferma: “HHR, comprese le funzionalità di screening, è una delle tecnologie chiave che ci consentono di ottenere il meglio dalla stampante nell’ambito della nostra strategia “pixel-to-output”. Condividiamo con Global Graphics la stessa innovativa visione in termini di qualità e prestazioni. Lavoriamo a stretto contatto con il team di Global Graphics per fornire ai nostri clienti la migliore tecnologia disponibile”.

Il software VersaWorks 6 RIP di Roland DG viene utilizzato su tutti gli attuali modelli di stampanti e stampanti/taglierine. Motohiro Ikemura, General Manager del reparto R&D presso Roland DG Digital Printing Business Division, ha dichiarato “Abbiamo integrato il motore Harlequin nel nostro software RIP in soli 6 mesi grazie alla collaborazione tra Global Graphics e i nostri team di progettazione. Le sue prestazioni sono straordinarie e, poiché elabora i file PDF e PostScript in modo nativo, gestisce i file con facilità. Anche il supporto per PDF 2.0 è stato un fattore importante che ci ha consentito di rendere il nostro flusso di lavoro a prova di futuro”, ha affermato Motohiro. “Poiché nei lavori dei clienti si vede un uso sempre maggiore di lucidi, la capacità di Harlequin di elaborarli in modo nativo accelera i tempi di produzione e riduce gli sprechi di materiale. VersaWorks 6 ha recentemente aggiunto una nuova e importante funzione Job Assistant per la gestione dei dati di progettazione PDF che consente ai clienti di aggiungere automaticamente linee di taglio senza dover tornare al software di progettazione”.

“Harlequin Host Renderer potenzia il nostro RIP CLOUDFLOW da oltre 5 anni”, spiega Nick De Roeck, CTO di HYBRID Software.  “HYBRID si concentra in modo chiaro sul mercato del packaging e delle etichette, sia per la stampa digitale che convenzionale. HHR ci ha dato la flessibilità di aggiungere il nostro know-how sul packaging a un prodotto HHR estremamente solido. Sono davvero entusiasta della continua innovazione del prodotto e i nostri clienti potranno trarre grandi vantaggi da questa fortunata versione 13, in quanto i RIP saranno ancora più veloci sui file di packaging, riducendo, al contempo, la quantità di risorse hardware richieste”. HYBRID aggiungerà la versione 13 all’imminente rilascio di CLOUDFLOW 20.10.

“La piattaforma Harlequin RIP è stata utilizzata in Elan fin dal suo primo rilascio”, commenta Richard Lee, CEO di Delphax Solutions. “La scelta è stata effettuata principalmente per le sue caratteristiche di qualità e prestazioni. Da allora, le prestazioni del RIP sono aumentate ulteriormente e sono diventate più ricche di funzionalità, il che ha contribuito a ridurre i relativi costi hardware necessari per gestire i nostri dispositivi ad alte prestazioni. Insieme al supporto fornito dall’intero team di Global Graphics, ciò ha giustificato facilmente la decisione di avere non solo la piattaforma Harlequin, ma anche il team Global Graphics come parte fondamentale della nostra gamma di stampanti di produzione digitale a getto d’inchiostro ad alta velocità sia oggi che in futuro”.

Harlequin Host Renderer è supportato su Microsoft Windows a 32 e 64 bit, Linux a 64 bit e Mac OS.

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Harlequin 13 introduce l'affiancamento automatico per la lavorazione ad alta velocità di prodotti su larga scala.
Harlequin 13 introduce l’affiancamento automatico per la lavorazione ad alta velocità di prodotti su larga scala.

Informazioni su Global Graphics Software

Global Graphics Software è leader nello sviluppo di piattaforme per la stampa digitale, tra cui Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro, Fundamentals e Mako. Tra i suoi clienti, figurano HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Kodak e AgfaGli inizi della società risalgono al 1986 e alla mitica città universitaria di Cambridge e oggi la maggioranza del team di ricerca e sviluppo lavora ancora nelle sue vicinanze. Global Graphics Software è una società affiliata di Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG).

Global Graphics, Harlequin, il logo Harlequin, Harlequin RIP sono marchi commerciali di Global Graphics Software Limited che possono essere registrati in alcune giurisdizioni.  Global Graphics è un marchio commerciale di Global Graphics PLC che può essere registrato in alcune giurisdizioni. PostScript è un marchio commerciale di Adobe Systems Incorporated che può essere registrato in alcune giurisdizioni. Tutti gli altri marchi e nomi di prodotti sono marchi o marchi registrati dei rispettivi proprietari.

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Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director, Global Graphics Software | Tel +44 (0)1223 926489
Mobile: +44 (0)7714 410598

Paula Halpin, PR & Marketing Executive, Global Graphics Software | Tel: +44 (0)1223 926017

Glückszahl 13 für die neue Version von Harlequin RIP

Der schnellste RIP der Branche bietet neue Funktionen für umfangreiche Druckerzeugnisse wie Dekorationen, Textilien und Wellpappeverpackungen

Die Entwickler von Global Graphics Software stellen heute innovative neue Funktionen wie automatische Kachelung für die Verarbeitung umfangreicher Ausdrucke mit hoher Geschwindigkeit und erweiterte Advanced Inkjet Screens für verbesserte Bildqualität in einer neuen Version von Harlequin RIP® vor. Der Harlequin Host Renderer 13 setzt neue Maßstäbe bei Produktivitätsfunktionen für Druckdienstleister und bietet Druckmaschinenherstellern neue Optionen zur Skalierung mehrerer RIPs für hochleistungsfähige Digital Front Ends.

Version 13 von Harlequin Host Renderer, der schnellste RIP der Druckbranche, bietet zusätzlich automatische Kachelung, um den Durchsatz großer PDF-, TIFF™- und JPEG-Dateien zu maximieren, wie sie zum Beispiel bei Wellpappenverpackungen, für breite und große Formate sowie Dekorationen und für den Textilvertrieb generiert werden. Harlequin 13 teilt diese großen Seiten – die zum Teil bis zu 200 m lang sein können – automatisch auf mehrere RIPs auf, um die Geschwindigkeit zu erhöhen und den Lastausgleich zu verbessern.

Die Ausgabe wird kontinuierlich an den Drucker übertragen, sodass Druckdienstleister nicht warten müssen, bis die gesamte Seite geRIPt ist, bevor der Druckvorgang gestartet werden kann. Diese neue Funktion minimiert den RAM-Bedarf und die Kosten für die Verarbeitung eines sehr großen Digital Front Ends (DFE).

„Die neue Kachelungsfunktion ist speziell für den digitalen Hochgeschwindigkeitsdruck konzipiert“, so Martin Bailey, CTO von Global Graphics Software. „Die automatische Kachelung hilft, den Durchsatz zu maximieren, indem die Ausgabe auf mehrere RIPs aufgeteilt wird. Außerdem werden die Kosten für ein DFE reduziert, das für die tägliche oder gelegentliche Verarbeitung großer PDF-Seiten entwickelt wurde, da die Spitzenspeichernutzung für eine Kachel wesentlich niedriger sein kann als die für die gesamte Seite.“

„Geschwindigkeit bleibt weiterhin ein wichtiger Entwicklungsschwerpunkt bei Harlequin, da mit einem schnelleren RIP Druckmaschinen bei sehr hohen Datenraten mit Motordrehzahl betrieben werden können, wodurch die Materialkosten für Digital Front Ends (DFE) oder Controller sinken.“

Version 13 bietet außerdem viele weitere neue Funktionen, darunter:

  • Direktes Drucken von PNG-Dateien – ein wichtiger Dateityp in einigen Bereichen mit Querformat und in der Produktdekoration – zusätzlich zu PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, JPEG usw. Konsistentes Farbmanagement und Halbtonrasterung können für alle Eingabeformate über eine gemeinsame API hinzugefügt werden.
  • Erweiterte Steuerelemente zur Größenanpassung der Ausgabe aus Bilddateiformaten wie TIFF, JPEG und PNG, bei denen keine Größe angegeben ist
  • Erweiterte Advanced Inkjet Screens (AIS) mit der Einführung von Opal; besonders gut geeignet zur Minderung von Artefakten beim Tintenstrahldruck auf saugenden Substraten mit höherer Auflösung. AIS erhöht die wahrgenommene Qualität und damit die Verkäuflichkeit von Tintenstrahldrucken und ermöglicht somit die Nutzung kostengünstigerer Substrate.
  • Erweiterte Unterstützung für größere DFEs, Skalierung einer einzelnen RIP-Instanz über mehrere RIPs auf demselben Server bis zu mehreren RIPs auf jedem einzelnen von mehreren Servern.

Der Harlequin Host Renderer (HHR) wird als Komponente oder im Paket mit einer parallelen Verarbeitungspipeline wie Harlequin Direct geliefert, sodass OEMs die schnellstmögliche Markteinführungszeit und Umsatzrendite erzielen und gleichzeitig ein hochentwickeltes und hochwertiges DFE für eine digitale Hochgeschwindigkeitsdruckmaschine aufbauen können.

Die Druckmaschine im Herzen der branchenweit leistungsstärksten Digitaldruckmaschinen in Produkten von Herstellern wie Roland DG, Durst, HP Indigo und HP PageWide treibt deren gesamte Produktpalette an.

Michael Deflorian, Unternehmensentwickler bei Durst Professional Services, erklärt dazu: „HHR – einschließlich der Screening-Funktionen – ist eine der wichtigsten Technologien, um unser Versprechen zu erfüllen, im Rahmen unserer „Pixel-Output-Strategie“ das Beste aus dem Drucker herauszuholen. Genau wie Global Graphics verfolgen wir die Vision branchenführender Qualität und Leistung. Wir arbeiten eng mit dem Global Graphics Team zusammen, um unseren Kunden die beste verfügbare Technologie zu bieten.“

Die VersaWorks 6 RIP-Software von Roland DG wird für alle aktuellen Druckermodelle und Drucker/Schneidegeräte verwendet. Herr Motohiro Ikemura, General Manager für Forschung und Entwicklung der Roland DG Digital Printing Business Division, erklärt dazu: „Dank der Zusammenarbeit zwischen Global Graphics und unseren Konstruktionsteams konnten wir die Harlequin-Engine in nur 6 Monaten in unsere RIP-Software integrieren. Ihre Leistung ist herausragend und dank der nativen Verarbeitung von PDF und PostScript, ist das Datei-Handling ganz einfach. Auch die Unterstützung für PDF 2.0 war ein wichtiger Faktor für die Zukunftssicherheit unseres Workflows“, so Motohiro. „Da immer mehr Kunden Transparenzen nutzen, wird die gesamte Produktionszeit durch die native Transparenzverarbeitung bei Harlequin verkürzt und Abfall reduziert. VersaWorks 6 hat kürzlich mit dem „Job Assistant“ eine wichtige neue Funktion ergänzt, mit der Kunden Schnittkonturlinien für PDF-Designdaten automatisch hinzufügen können, ohne zurück zur Designsoftware zu wechseln.“

„Harlequin Host Renderer bildet jetzt seit mehr als fünf Jahren die Grundlage für unseren CLOUDFLOW RIP“, erklärt Nick De Roeck, CTO von HYBRID Software.  „HYBRID konzentriert sich klar auf den Verpackungs- und Etikettenmarkt für den digitalen und konventionellen Druck. HHR hat uns die Flexibilität gegeben, unser supersolides HHR-Produkt durch unser Verpackungs-Know-how zu ergänzen. Ich freue mich sehr über die fortwährende Innovation des Produkts, und auch unsere Kunden werden von dieser Version mit der Glückszahl 13 profitieren, da sie Verpackungsdateien schneller RIPt und gleichzeitig die Menge der erforderlichen Hardwareressourcen reduziert.“ HYBRID wird Version 13 zu seiner nächsten CLOUDFLOW Version 20.10 hinzufügen.

„Die Harlequin RIP-Plattform kommt seit ihrer ersten Version in Elan zum Einsatz“, erklärt Richard Lee, CEO von Delphax Solutions. „Sie wurde hauptsächlich aufgrund ihrer Qualität und Leistungsmerkmale ausgewählt. Seitdem haben sich Leistung und Funktionsumfang des RIPs weiter verbessert, wodurch wir in der Lage waren, die damit verbundenen Hardwarekosten für unsere Hochleistungsgeräte zu reduzieren. In Verbindung mit der Unterstützung durch das gesamte Team von Global Graphics hat dies die Entscheidung gerechtfertigt, nicht nur die Harlequin Plattform, sondern auch das Global Graphics Team heute und in Zukunft zu einem wichtigen Teil unseres Angebots an digitalen Hochgeschwindigkeits-Tintenstrahldruckmaschinen zu machen.“

Harlequin Host-Renderer wird unterstützt von Microsoft Windows (32- und 64-Bit), Linux (64-Bit) und Mac OS.

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Harlequin 13 führt eine neue Kachelfunktion speziell für die Verarbeitung umfangreicher Ausdrucke mit hoher Geschwindigkeits Digitaldruck vor
Harlequin 13 führt eine neue Kachelfunktion ein, die speziell für die Verarbeitung großer Drucke mit Hochgeschwindigkeits-Digitaldruck entwickelt wurde.


Über Global Graphics Software

Global Graphics Software ist ein führender Entwickler von Softwareplattformen für digitalen Druck, darunter Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro, Fundamentals und Mako. Zu unseren Kunden zählen HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Kodak und AgfaDie Ursprünge des Unternehmens reichen bis ins Jahr 1986 in der berühmten englischen Universitätsstadt Cambridge zurück, und auch heute noch hat der Großteil des F&E-Teams seinen Sitz in dieser Gegend. Global Graphics Software ist eine Tochter von Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG).

Global Graphics, Harlequin, das Harlequin-Logo und Harlequin RIP sind Marken und in einigen Ländern eingetragene Marken von Global Graphics Software Limited.  Global Graphics ist in einigen Ländern eine eingetragene Marke von Global Graphics Software PLC. PostScript ist in einigen Ländern eine eingetragene Marke von Adobe Systems Incorporated. Alle anderen Marken und Produktbezeichnungen sind eingetragene Marken oder Marken ihrer jeweiligen Inhaber.

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El número 13 de la nueva versión de Harlequin RIP es sinónimo de buena suerte

El RIP más rápido del sector cuenta con nuevas funciones para la producción a gran escala, como la decoración, los textiles y los embalajes corrugados

El nuevo Harlequin RIP®, presentado hoy mismo por los desarrolladores de Global Graphics Software, cuenta con funciones innovadoras, como la disposición en mosaico automática para la producción a gran escala y a alta velocidad, y las pantallas Advanced Inkjet Screen, con una calidad de imagen mejorada. Harlequin Host Renderer 13 sube el listón en lo que se refiere a las características de productividad de los proveedores de servicios de impresión, y ofrece nuevas opciones a los fabricantes de imprentas para que puedan escalar varios RIP para los sistemas frontales digitales de alto rendimiento.

La versión 13 de Harlequin Host Renderer, el RIP más rápido del sector de la impresión, cuenta con una disposición en mosaico automática que permite maximizar el rendimiento de los archivos PDF, TIFF™ y JPEG de gran tamaño, como los destinados a los embalajes corrugados, de gran formato y panorámicos, y los sectores textil y de la decoración. Harlequin 13 dispone en mosaico automáticamente estas páginas de gran tamaño (algunas con una longitud de hasta 200 metros/650 pies) para dividirlas en varios RIP y así aumentar la velocidad y mejorar el equilibrio de carga.

La impresora obtiene esta información de forma continua, de modo que los proveedores no tienen que esperar a que la página entera se procese para empezar a imprimir. Esta nueva función minimiza los requisitos y costes de RAM para la producción a gran escala con sistemas frontales digitales (DFE).

“La nueva disposición en mosaico está específicamente diseñada para la impresión digital de alta velocidad”, afirma Martin Bailey, director técnico de Global Graphics Software. “La disposición en mosaico automática ayuda a maximizar el rendimiento dividiendo la producción en varios RIP. También reduce el coste de un DFE creado para gestionar páginas PDF de gran tamaño, ya funcione a diario o de forma ocasional, puesto que el uso máximo de memoria para un mosaico puede ser mucho menor que el de toda la página.

“La velocidad sigue siendo un elemento clave del desarrollo de Harlequin, ya que un RIP más rápido permite que las imprentas con velocidades de datos muy altas se puedan mover a la velocidad del motor y reducir así la lista de materiales necesarios para un sistema frontal digital (DFE) o un controlador”.

La versión 13 también presenta muchas otras características, entre las que se incluyen:

  • Impresión directa de archivos PNG (un tipo de archivo importante en algunos sectores de formato panorámico y decoración de productos), además de PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF y JPEG, entre otros. Se puede añadir una gestión uniforme del color y una serigrafía de semitonos a todos los formatos de entrada utilizando una API común.
  • Controles mejorados del tamaño de salida de imágenes en formato TIFF, JPEG y PNG, donde la imagen no especifica el tamaño.
  • Pantallas Advanced Inkjet Screen (AIS) ampliadas con un nuevo ópalo, que es especialmente útil para mitigar las imperfecciones al imprimir con inyección de tinta en sustratos absorbentes con resoluciones más altas. Estas pantallas aumentan la calidad percibida y, por lo tanto, facilitan la venta de las impresiones por inyección de tinta, y además permiten el uso de sustratos más económicos.
  • Compatibilidad ampliada con sistemas frontales digitales de mayor tamaño, escalando desde un único RIP hasta varios RIP en cada uno de los servidores, pasando por varios RIP en el mismo servidor.

Harlequin Host Renderer (HHR) se suministra como componente o de forma anticipada con una tubería de procesamiento paralela como Harlequin Direct para permitir que los fabricantes de equipos originales puedan comercializarlos lo antes posible y obtener ingresos a la vez que consiguen un sofisticado DFE de gran calidad para una impresión digital de alta velocidad.

Este motor de impresión forma parte de las imprentas digitales de mayor rendimiento del sector de proveedores como Roland, Durst, HP Indigo y HP PageWide, impulsando así toda su flota.

Michael Deflorian, desarrollador de negocios de Durst Professional Services, comenta: “Teniendo en cuenta todos los aspectos de HHR, incluida su capacidad de serigrafía, consideramos que es una de las tecnologías clave para nuestro compromiso por sacar el máximo partido a las impresoras como parte de nuestra ‘estrategia desde el píxel hasta la salida’. Compartimos la misma visión de calidad y rendimiento líderes del sector con Global Graphics. Trabajamos en estrecha colaboración con el equipo de Global Graphics para proporcionar a nuestros clientes la mejor tecnología disponible”.

El software VersaWorks 6 RIP de Roland DG se utiliza en todos los modelos actuales de sus impresoras y cortadoras. Mr. Motohiro Ikemura, director general de I+D de la división de negocios de impresión digital de Roland DG, afirma: “Integramos el motor Harlequin en nuestro software RIP en tan solo 6 meses gracias a la cooperación entre Global Graphics y nuestros equipos de ingeniería. Su rendimiento es extraordinario y, como está preparado para procesar formatos PDF y PostScript, gestiona los archivos con total facilidad. La compatibilidad con PDF 2.0 también ha sido un factor importante para garantizar nuestro flujo de trabajo en el futuro. Dado que cada vez se utilizan más transparencias en los trabajos de los clientes, la capacidad de Harlequin para procesarlas sin ninguna dificultad acelera el tiempo de producción y reduce los residuos. VersaWorks 6 ha añadido recientemente una importante función conocida como ‘Asistente de trabajo’, que permite a los clientes añadir de manera automática líneas de contorno cortadas para los archivos de diseño PDF sin tener que volver al software de diseño”.

“Harlequin Host Renderer forma parte de nuestro RIP de CLOUDFLOW desde hace más de 5 años”, cuenta Nick de Roeck, director técnico de HYBRID Software.  “HYBRID tiene un objetivo claro: el sector del embalaje y las etiquetas tanto para la impresión digital como para la convencional. HHR nos ha dado la oportunidad de añadir nuestros conocimientos de embalaje a un producto excelente. Me entusiasma la continua innovación en el producto y nuestros clientes se beneficiarán enormemente de esta nueva versión 13, ya que acelera aún más el procesamiento de archivos, a la vez que reduce la cantidad de hardware necesario”. HYBRID añadirá la versión 13 a su próxima versión 20.10 de CLOUDFLOW.

“La plataforma Harlequin RIP se ha utilizado en Elan desde su primer lanzamiento”, comenta Richard Lee, director ejecutivo de Delphax Solutions. “En un primer momento, se eligió debido a sus características de calidad y rendimiento. Desde entonces, el rendimiento del RIP ha aumentado aún más y se le han añadido una gran cantidad de funciones, lo que ha ayudado a reducir los costes de hardware asociados para accionar nuestros dispositivos de alto rendimiento. Estas características, además del apoyo proporcionado por todo el equipo de Global Graphics, justifican por completo la decisión de contar no solo con la plataforma Harlequin, sino también con el equipo de Global Graphics como una pieza clave de nuestra gama de imprentas de producción digital con inyección de tinta de alta velocidad tanto hoy como en el futuro”.

Harlequin Host Renderer es compatible con Microsoft Windows de 32 y 64 bits, Linux de 64 bits y Mac OS.

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Acerca de Global Graphics Software

Global Graphics Software http://www.globalgraphics.comes un desarrollador líder de plataformas para la impresión digital, incluidos Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro, Fundamentals y Mako. Entre sus clientes se incluyen HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Kodak y AgfaLas raíces de la compañía se remontan a 1986 y a la icónica ciudad universitaria de Cambridge; hoy por hoy, la mayor parte del equipo de I+D está aún cerca de esa ciudad. Global Graphics Software es una filial de Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG).

Global Graphics, Harlequin, el logotipo de Harlequin y Harlequin RIP son marcas comerciales de Global Graphics Software Limited, y pueden estar registradas en ciertas jurisdicciones.  Global Graphics es una marca comercial de Global Graphics PLC y podría estar registrada en ciertas jurisdicciones. PostScript es una marca comercial de Adobe Systems Incorporated y podría está registrada en ciertas jurisdicciones. Las demás marcas y nombres de productos son marcas comerciales registradas o marcas comerciales de sus respectivos propietarios.

Contactos de medios:
Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director, Global Graphics Software | Tel +44 (0)1223 926489
Mobile: +44 (0)7714 410598

Paula Halpin, PR & Marketing Executive, Global Graphics Software | Tel: +44 (0)1223 926017

La chance est au rendez-vous avec la 13e version du RIP Harlequin

Le RIP le plus rapide du secteur ajoute de nouvelles fonctionnalités pour les impressions à grande échelle telles que la décoration, les textiles et l’emballage ondulé

De nouvelles fonctionnalités innovantes, notamment la gestion en mosaïque automatique pour le traitement des sorties à grande échelle à grande vitesse, ainsi que des AIS étendus pour une qualité d’image améliorée, sont intégrées aujourd’hui à une nouvelle version majeure de Harlequin RIP® aujourd’hui par les développeurs Global Graphics Software.  Harlequin Host Renderer 13 franchit un nouveau palier en termes de fonctionnalités de productivité pour les prestataires de services d’impression, et offre de nouvelles options aux fabricants de presses pour la mise à l’échelle de plusieurs RIP, pour des systèmes frontaux numériques hautes performances.

La 13e version du Harlequin Host Renderer, le RIP le plus rapide du secteur de l’impression, ajoute une mosaïque automatique pour maximiser le débit de fichiers PDF, TIFF et JPEG volumineux, notamment ceux générés sur les marchés de l’emballage ondulé, du grand format, de la décoration et du textile. Harlequin 13 divise automatiquement ces grandes pages, dont certaines peuvent mesurer jusqu’à 200 mètres de long, afin de les répartir sur plusieurs RIP pour une vitesse accrue et un meilleur équilibrage de charge.

La sortie étant transmise en continu à l’imprimante, les prestataires de services d’impression n’ont pas besoin d’attendre que la page entière soit traitée par le RIP avant de commencer l’impression. Cette nouvelle fonctionnalité limites les besoins en RAM et les coûts associés au traitement numérique frontal (DFE) de très grandes sorties.

« La nouvelle fonctionnalité de mosaïque est spécifiquement destinée à l’impression numérique à grande vitesse », déclare Martin Bailey, Directeur technique de Global Graphics Software. La mosaïque automatique permet d’optimiser le débit en répartissant la sortie sur plusieurs RIP. Elle réduit également le coût d’un DFE conçu pour traiter de très grandes pages PDF, que ce soit quotidiennement ou occasionnellement, car l’utilisation maximale de la mémoire pour un pavé peut être beaucoup plus faible que celle pour toute la page.

« La vitesse demeure l’une des priorités principales du développement de Harlequin. Un RIP plus rapide permet en effet de faire fonctionner au régime moteur des presses à débits de données très élevés, et de réduire la nomenclature pour un DFE (Digital Front End) ou un contrôleur. »

Cette 13e version présente également de nombreuses autres fonctionnalités, notamment :

  • Impression directe de fichiers PNG, un type de fichier important dans certains secteurs de grand format et de décoration de produits, en plus des fichiers PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, etc. Une gestion des couleurs et un tramage demi-ton homogènes peuvent être ajoutés pour tous les formats d’entrée, à l’aide d’une API commune.
  • Amélioration des contrôles sur le dimensionnement de la sortie à partir de formats de fichier image tels que TIFF, JPEG et PNG sans précision de taille.
  • AIS (Advanced Inkjet Screens) étendus avec l’intégration d’Opal ; particulièrement utile pour atténuer les artefacts lors de l’impression jet d’encre sur des supports absorbants à des résolutions supérieures. Les AIS améliorent la qualité perçue (et donc la valeur marchande) des impressions jet d’encre et peut permettre l’utilisation de supports moins coûteux.
  • Prise en charge étendue des DFE plus importants. Mise à niveau d’une instance RIP unique (via plusieurs RIP sur le même serveur) vers plusieurs RIP sur chacun des serveurs multiples.

Le Harlequin Host Renderer (HHR) est fourni en tant que composant ou préintégré avec un pipeline de traitement parallèle sous le nom de Harlequin Direct. L’objectif : permettre aux OEM d’atteindre le délai de commercialisation le plus court possible et de générer des revenus tout en construisant un DFE de haute qualité et hautement sophistiqué pour une presse numérique haute vitesse.

Ce moteur d’impression est la pièce maîtresse des presses numériques les plus performantes du secteur, dans des produits de fournisseurs tels que Roland DG, Durst, HP Indigo et HP PageWide.

Comme l’explique Michael Deflorian, responsable du développement commercial chez Durst Professional Services : « HHR (y compris les capacités de tramage, est l’une des technologies clés sur lesquelles nous nous appuyons pour exploiter au maximum les imprimantes dans le cadre de notre stratégie “pixel-to-output”. Global Graphics et nous-mêmes partageons la même vision de la qualité et des performances de pointe. Nous collaborons étroitement avec l’équipe Global Graphics pour fournir à nos clients la meilleure technologie disponible. »

Le logiciel RIP VersaWorks 6 de Roland DG est utilisé sur tous les modèles actuels de ses imprimantes et ses imprimantes/découpeuses. M. Motohiro Ikemura, Directeur général de la R&D, Roland DG Digital Printing Business Division, a déclaré : « Nous avons intégré le moteur Harlequin à notre logiciel RIP en seulement 6 mois, grâce à la coopération entre Global Graphics et nos équipes d’ingénierie. Ses performances sont exceptionnelles et, comme il traite les fichiers PDF et PostScript en natif, il gère les fichiers en toute simplicité. La prise en charge du PDF 2.0 a également été un facteur important pour pérenniser notre workflow », explique Motohiro. « Étant donné l’utilisation croissante des transparents dans les travaux des clients, Harlequin a la capacité de traiter les transparents en natif, ce qui accélère la production et réduit les déchets de supports. VersaWorks 6 a récemment ajouté une nouvelle fonction importante “Job Assistant” qui permet aux clients d’ajouter automatiquement des lignes de contour coupées pour les données de conception PDF, sans revenir au logiciel de conception.

« Harlequin Host Renderer alimente notre RIP CLOUDFLOW depuis plus de 5 ans », explique Nick De Roeck, Directeur technique de Hybrid Software.  « L’impression hybride se concentre clairement sur le marché de l’emballage et des étiquettes, aussi bien pour l’impression numérique que pour l’impression traditionnelle. HHR nous a donné la possibilité d’ajouter notre savoir-faire en matière d’emballage à un produit HHR extrêmement efficace. Je suis très enthousiaste quant à l’innovation continue du produit. Nos clients tireront un avantage considérable de cette 13e version, car elle permet d’appliquer le RIP encore plus rapidement aux fichiers d’emballage, tout en réduisant la quantité de ressources matérielles requises. » HYBRID ajoutera cette 13e version à CLOUDFLOW 20.10.

« La plate-forme Harlequin RIP a été utilisée dans Elan depuis sa sortie initiale », souligne Richard Lee, PDG de Delphax Solutions. « Elle a été sélectionnée principalement en raison de sa qualité et de ses performances. Depuis, le RIP a augmenté ses performances et ses fonctionnalités, ce qui a permis de réduire les coûts matériels associés requis pour exploiter nos périphériques hautes performances. Associée à l’assistance de l’ensemble de l’équipe de Global Graphics, elle a facilement justifié la décision d’intégrer la plate-forme Harlequin, mais également l’équipe Global Graphics, à notre gamme de presses de production numérique à jet d’encre haute vitesse, aujourd’hui comme à l’avenir. »

Harlequin Host Renderer est pris en charge sur Microsoft Windows 32 et 64 bits, Linux 64 bits et Mac OS.

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Harlequin 13 introduit la gestion en mosaïque automatique pour le traitement des sorties à grande échelle à grande vitesse.
À propos de Global Graphics Software

Global Graphics Software est l’un des principaux développeurs de plates-formes logicielles pour l’impression numérique, notamment RIP Harlequin®, ScreenPro, Fundamentals et Mako. Nous comptons parmi nos clients HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Kodak et AgfaL’entreprise a été créée en 1986 dans la ville universitaire emblématique de Cambridge. Aujourd’hui encore, la majorité de l’équipe R&D est basée dans cette région. Global Graphics Software est une filiale de GloGlobal Graphics, Harlequin, le logo Harlequin et le RIP Harlequin sont des marques commerciales de Global Graphics Software Limited qui peuvent être déposées dans certaines juridictions.  Global Graphics est une marque commerciale de Global Graphics, qui peut être déposée dans certaines juridictions. PostScript est une marque commerciale d’Adobe Systems Incorporated qui peut être déposée dans certaines juridictions. Les autres noms de marque et de produit sont les marques commerciales ou les marques déposées de leurs détenteurs respectifs.bal Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG).

Contacts presse:

Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director, Global Graphics Software | Tel +44 (0)1223 926489
Mobile: +44 (0)7714 410598

Paula Halpin, PR & Marketing Executive, Global Graphics Software | Tel: +44 (0)1223 926017

Global Graphics powers Miyakoshi’s high-speed digital press

Japanese manufacturer looks to roll out Global Graphics’ technology across all digital presses.

Global Graphics® Software has licensed Fundamentals™ to Miyakoshi Printing Machinery Co. Ltd. to create a new software engine for the Miyakoshi MJP20AXW high-speed, high-resolution digital press for commercial and transactional applications. The new engine will be available in presses launched at the end of this year and Miyakoshi plans to adopt it across its entire digital fleet.

The Miyakoshi MJP20AXW is a four-color duplex press which will operate at 160 meters/min and 1200 dpi resolution. The new engine will be driven by Fundamentals which bundles together Harlequin® Direct from the new Direct™ graphics pipeline announced by Global Graphics in April this year with PACKZ and CLOUDFLOW from Global Graphics’ partner company, HYBRID Software. The result is a powerful pipeline that links together seamlessly all the processes in the print production workflow from job submission through to delivering data directly to the Miyakoshi printhead electronics.

Global Graphics’ Technical Services team is working alongside Miyakoshi engineers on the project.


The Miyakoshi MJP20AXW is a four colour duplex press which will operate at 160meters/min and 1200dpi resolution.
The Miyakoshi MJP20AXW printing machine.


About Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics Software develops innovative core technology for digital print, including the Direct™ product range, the Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro™, and Mako™. Customers include HP, Canon, Durst, Roland,  Kodak and Agfa. The roots of the company go back to 1986 and to the iconic university town of Cambridge, and today the majority of the R&D team is still based near here. The US office is in Sarasota, Florida. Global Graphics Software is a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG).

About Miyakoshi
Founded in 1946 in Tokyo, Miyakoshi has been leading the Japanese printing press market particularly in the form printing for 74 years. Excellent technologies for narrow web printing machinery have also been made. Miyakoshi brings a leader in the digital inkjet printing market. Miyakoshi’s technologies are globally distributed through its OEM partners. Today Miyakoshi offers both conventional and digital printing technologies in variable data printing, commercial & book printing as well as labels and flexible packaging. Please visit the web site at

Fundamentals and Harlequin Direct are trademarks of Global Graphics Software Limited which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Global Graphics is a trademark of Global Graphics PLC which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand and product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.


Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director, Global Graphics Software | Tel +44 (0)1223 926489
Mobile: +44 (0)7714 410598

Paula Halpin, PR & Marketing Executive, Global Graphics Software | Tel: +44 (0)1223 926017


Global Graphics shows strong business growth in 2020 half year financial report

Cambridge (UK), 4 August 2020 (08.00 CEST): Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) announces it has published its half year report and condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2020.

Continuing operations for the six months ended 30 June 2020 have improved significantly over the same period in 2019:

  • Revenue for the period was up 24.2% to €11.90 million, compared with €9.59 million for the same period in 2019.
  • Net profit for the period increased by 287% to €2.08 million for the period, compared with a net profit of €0.53 million for the same period in 2019.

Additionally, during the period, the Group divested its Font segment for a gross gain of €5.36 million to focus on its core business of hardware and software for inkjet applications.

“Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been a tremendous challenge for Global Graphics and our customers, we’ve seen very strong demand for our industrial inkjet solutions in the Asia Pacific region, as well as software sales that continue to exceed expectations.  We remain optimistic that the global economy will recover quickly and reaffirm our commitment to supplying innovative hardware and software solutions for digital printing and industrial inkjet applications,” says CEO Mike Rottenborn.

Please refer to the half year report and condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2020 for more detailed information and analysis.  The full document is available to download from

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.


Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director
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Graeme Huttley, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1223 926472 | Emailgraeme.huttley@globalgraphics.comPDF version

Mako adds value to Racami transactional workflow

PDF files from multiple sources are “cleaned up” seamlessly before onward multi-channel processing.


Global Graphics Software has licensed its Mako™ SDK to Racami, the authors of the Alchem-e™ customer communications management platform (CMM). Mako converts incoming documents into PDF and optimizes these files for onward processing through multiple delivery channels such as email, web viewing, bill payment, and printing.

Alchem-e™ is widely used by the insurance, financial, healthcare, book publishing, and marketing sectors to support the mass production and distribution of customer communications.  Corporate clients are often looking to reduce operating costs, comply with government regulations, speed up printing times, and automate processes.

One of the challenges in the industry is standardizing the multitude of data and print streams that are commonly used. This is important because the variety of file formats and the inconsistency in how they are constructed causes work to slow down or be of poor quality. Data preparation slows down, printers slow down, jobs are constrained to specific workflows and equipment. Normalization is key to solving this problem and companies use Alchem-e™ with the embedded Global Graphics Mako technology to speed up processing, reduce file sizes, and produce higher quality output.

Matt Mahoney, executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Racami comments, “As companies mature with multi-channel communications for marketing and transaction processing, they benefit from clean optimized PDF files. We are extremely happy with our choice to work with Global Graphics. We embed their Mako technology into Alchem-e and offer it as a stand-alone PDF preflight tool. Global Graphics is one of the best companies we’ve worked with because they are so responsive.”

“It’s exciting to work with Racami because they regularly bring us new challenges,” says Global Graphics Software’s Paul Hagen, VP of sales. “We investigate these straightaway and because we give our customers access to the product manager their requests are quickly translated into an item for our roadmap.

“Mako is multi-functional like a Swiss army knife. Racami started off using one of the blades to transform incoming files into robust PDFs.  We’re pleased to see them using other facets of this very capable technology with PDF optimization. It’s an interesting application of our technology and we sense that they have a growing market presence and great brand awareness.”



Matt Mahoney, EVP of sales and marketing, Racami


About Global Graphics Software

Global Graphics Software develops innovative core technology for digital print, including the Direct™ product range, the Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro™, and Mako™. Customers include HP, Canon, Durst, Roland,  Kodak and Agfa. The roots of the company go back to 1986 and to the iconic university town of Cambridge, and, today the majority of the R&D team is still based near here. The US office is in Sarasota, Florida. Global Graphics Software is a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG).

About Racami

Racami LLC is a fast-growing and innovative multi-national software and IT services company that improves the performance of customer communication processes and advances multi-channel initiatives. Racami is revolutionizing the way customer communications are produced and distributed using its flagship customer communications management (CCM) platform Alchem-e™. In addition to their software, Racami provides industry specialized professional services and software development for insurance, financial, healthcare, book publishing, and marketing companies.

Media contacts:
Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director, Global Graphics Software | Tel +44 (0)1223 926489
Mobile: +44 (0)7714 410598

Paula Halpin, PR & Marketing Executive, Global Graphics Software | Tel: +44 (0)1223 926017




Cambridge (UK) 23 July 2020: Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) has amended the publication date of its Condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ending 30 June 2020 to Tuesday 4 August 2020.  The publication of the report has been amended due to a delay with finalising some information with respect to the recent disposal of URW Type Foundry GmbH.

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.


Graeme Huttley, Chief Financial Officer.

Tel: +44 (0)1223 926472

Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director

Tel: +44 (0)1223 926489