Global Graphics sponsors PDF and XML production parc at drupa

Global Graphics is sponsoring the PDF and XML Production Parc in the drupa innovation parc (dip) to showcase its broad range of PDF, XPS and PostScript® solutions for pre-press, proofing, digital print and workflow applications.  On show (Hall 7, Stand 7.0D) will be the latest version of the Harlequin® RIP, the JDF – enabled Harlequin PLUS Server RIP, which is the first graphic arts RIP to process PDF, PostScript and the new XPS print format natively, as well as products created from Global Graphics’ new eDocument Library, including previews of new technology for high speed transactional processing and transpromo printing.

Martin Bailey, Global Graphics’ chief technology officer comments,  “The theme of the PDF and XML Production Parc lends itself really well to the pioneering work we have done in our RIP and electronic document technology.  Global Graphics was the first to provide a RIP with native support for both PostScript and PDF to the graphic arts market and last September we added native XPS processing when we released the Harlequin PLUS Server RIP to our OEM partners.  What this means for print shops is that they won’t need to worry about which file formats they send to the RIP.  This is an important advantage for those printers that either already process Microsoft files or want to grow the corporate printing side of their business. Native processing of file formats renders files more accurately and speedily because there is no conversion to an intermediary format.

“Our new eDocument Library makes it possible to create a huge number of custom applications for print and document workflows, whether it’s adding new file formats into existing workflows, providing the ability to convert proprietary file formats into industry standard formats, or handling batch conversions at high speeds for transactional and transpromo printing.”  

The eDocument Library provides powerful file format conversion, manipulation, analysis and optimization capabilities with support for industry standard Page Description Languages such as PostScript, PDF, PCL and XPS as well as proprietary formats.
Global Graphics will also be participating in the JDF workflows planned for the JDF Experience Parc which is adjacent to the PDF and XML Parc in Hall 7.

Companies using Global Graphics’ technology that are exhibiting at drupa include Hewlett Packard, Agfa, Kodak Graphic Communications Group, Screen, Wasatch and Quark.

Editors notes

Note 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 that users increasingly demand. Given the ubiquity of the Windows platform, more and more print vendors are wondering what impact this format will have on their business. Read Global Graphics’ White Paper “Analysis:  XPS and the Graph Arts” at

 For more information about Global Graphics’ Harlequin PLUS Server RIP and eDocument Library visit: and

About Global Graphics
Global Graphics Software ( is a leading developer and supplier of high performance RIPs, electronic document, workflow and color solutions mostly to a customer base of OEMs, 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. Global Graphics Software is a subsidiary of Global Graphics S.A. (NYSE Euronext: GLOG)

Global Graphics, the smarter alternative, Harlequin, the Harlequin RIP, and the Harlequin logo are trademarks of Global Graphics Software Limited which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.  Global Graphics is a trademark of Global Graphics S.A. 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. Global Graphics makes no warranty and accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of information or particulars in this document.


Jill Taylor/Global Graphics

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