The Harlequin RIP and Bodoni’s pressSIGN make colour a breeze

The Harlequin RIP Version 9.0 and Bodoni’s pressSIGN Version 4.6 enable fully automated digital printer and offset press calibration and conformance with ISO printing conditions.

pressSIGN-PRO Version 4.6 measures and controls the printing process for up to 6-colour printing to ensure accurate colour on press. It features a complete set of analysis tools to help improve press and operator performance, identifying issues of wastage and quality.

Martin Bailey, Global Graphics’ chief technology officer says, “Version 9.0 of the Harlequin RIP allows vendors of press color control solutions to directly submit plate calibration sets into the RIP without manual intervention. Delivering data automatically into the RIP is far easier and faster than older manual methods, and eliminates the potential of a transcription error. It’s therefore much more likely to be used regularly and will improve print quality and consistency as a result.”

Ian Reid, managing director of Bodoni Systems comments, “pressSIGN, from Bodoni Systems, has long been working with Harlequin RIP users to provide an efficient method of updating plate adjustment data. We welcome version 9.0 of the Harlequin RIP with its improved customer interface which makes creating and updating tonal values so much easier. The launch of version 9.0 coincides with a new pressSIGN upgrade featuring Bodoni’s new patent pending 4CX technology which provides a much more efficient method of achieving grey balance on all printing devices from litho through to digital.”

The Harlequin RIP Version 9.0 is available through Global Graphics’ network of OEMs.  Existing Harlequin RIP users can run Version 9.0 for a 30 day trial period by contacting their supplier. For more information regarding the calibration API in Harlequin RIPs please contact

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About Global Graphics
Global Graphics Software ( is a leading developer of OEM printing and electronic document software including high-performance RIPs, PDF document, workflow and color solutions.  Customers 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 such as HP, Quark, Agfa and Corel.

About Bodoni Systems
Bodoni Systems was established in 1990 and is the UK’s leading colour management consultancy. In order to help printers and designers achieve the ISO standard on their presses and proofing devices we have developed pressSIGN,and proofSIGN. These programs measure the press and proof and confirm they are meeting the international standards or any other standard defined by the user. Bodoni is the only Fogra trained company in the UK and Ireland able to offer Fogra ISO 12647-2 Certification to Offset Printing Standards. Fogra Certification is the only internationally recognised demonstration of print quality used by print buyers to select quality printers. http://presssign.comTrademarks
Global Graphics, the smarter alternative and the Harlequin RIP are trademarks of Global Graphics Software Ltd. 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/Global Graphics

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