Global Graphics hosts seminar on XPS at E-Document Forum in Tokyo

The free of charge seminar is entitled “ XPS and a new breed of print and document applications”.  It will cover:

  • an overview of Page Description Languages,
  • the benefits inherent in XPS as a document and print format,
  • a comparison of  XPS with other document formats such as PDF,
  • the likely adoption path for XPS,
  • the impact and opportunity of XPS for developers of electronic document systems and printing workflows,
  • Global Graphics’ next generation eDocument Library technology that allows application developers to provide inclusive, seamless support for multiple document formats and to add XPS support into existing applications.

Global Graphics has been working with the XPS format since 2003 when Microsoft chose Global Graphics to provide consulting and proof of concept development services on its upcoming new print and document format for Windows Vista™.  In July this year standards development body Ecma International appointed Global Graphics’ chief technology officer, Martin Bailey, to chair the technical committee that will work on producing a formal industry standard for XPS.

The next generation eDocument Library has been developed by Global Graphics for application developers and integrators to provide conversion, optimisation, analysis and manipulation capabilities at a time when, increasingly, multiple document formats need to coexist within applications to give users the choice of document format that best suits their needs for a particular task. The eDocument Library provides seamless interoperability between different formats, makes it easy to keep up to date with new document formats, such as XPS, or revisions to existing formats, and can provide numerous optimisation, analysis and manipulation tasks to bring new application functionality to the user.

The seminar will take place between 15:00 – 16:30 on Friday 26th October at the Tokyo Big Sight
Conference Tower 6th floor 606 conference room, Seminar No. : SB-33.  The seminar is free of charge but places are limited. To participate in the seminar register at

Editors notes

Notes to editors:

About XPS
The XPS (XML Paper Specification) Document format is a paginated, fixed-format, representation of electronic documents and is based on XML and the new graphics architecture that Microsoft has developed alongside Windows Vista. As an open, cross-platform document format, XPS allows users to create, share, print and archive documents.  When combined with the new print subsystem, its capabilities as a new page description language mean that it will offer significant improvements in fidelity and increased performance in rich graphics content. Read Global Graphics’ White Papers: ‘Page Description Language Document Conversion’ and ‘Analysis: XPS for business and SoHo printing’ at

About eDocument Library

About Global Graphics
Global Graphics Software ( is the technology expert for open document and print solutions committed to the continuous development of industry standards.  It is a leading developer and supplier of sophisticated high performance RIPs, PDF document, workflow and color solutions mostly to a customer base of Independent Hardware Vendors, system integrators, software developers and resellers. These partners include the world’s leading vendors of digital pre-press systems, large-format color printers, color proofing systems, copiers and printers for the corporate and SOHO markets and software applications. Jaws PDF creation tools have been developed since the format’s inception in 1994. Global Graphics Software is a subsidiary of Global Graphics S.A. (Euronext:GLOG)

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