Global Graphics dévoile une nouvelle catégorie de logiciels pour alimenter la nouvelle génération de presses numériques haute résolution plus rapides et larges que jamais

  • Direct™ libère le potentiel des presses numériques en envoyant les travaux d’impression directement vers les composants électroniques de la tête d’impression, pour une vitesse et une qualité d’image sans précédent
  • Première gamme de produits entièrement intégrée de Global Graphics
  • Conçue pour faire partie d’une solution d’impression entièrement automatisée, prenant en charge la télématique Industry 4.0 et l’intégration à des contrôleurs de presse numériques ainsi qu’à des systèmes MIS

Cambridge, Royaume-Uni, le 28 avril 2020 : Global Graphics Software annonce aujourd’hui le lancement d’une nouvelle catégorie de logiciels d’impression adaptés à la prochaine génération de presses numériques haute résolution plus rapides et larges que jamais.

Direct est un nouveau pipeline graphique qui envoie les données directement aux composants électroniques de la tête d’impression au lieu d’écrire sur le disque, ce qui permet d’accélérer considérablement le traitement des images et de gérer facilement de grands volumes de données.

Selon Eric Worrall, vice-président de la gestion produits de Global Graphics Software, « Direct représente une nouvelle façon de voir les choses ». « Très souvent, les fournisseurs de services d’impression et les fabricants de presses doivent gérer un flux de travail prévu pour être traité par une presse flexographique ou lithographique. Direct, quant à lui, a été spécifiquement créé pour le monde numérique et est compatible avec n’importe quelle presse numérique. Nous avons mis un point d’honneur à répondre aux exigences les plus strictes en matière de qualité des données et des images, car une fois ce problème résolu, vous pouvez revenir à des environnements moins exigeants avec le choix approprié de matériel. »

Les volumes de données industrielles augmentent : les résolutions de presse sont en train de passer de 600 dpi à 1 200 dpi, soit une précision quatre fois plus élevée ; les vitesses d’échange atteignent 300 mètres par minute (1 000 pieds par minute) ; les presses peuvent mesurer jusqu’à 4 mètres de large ; et les gammes de couleurs étendues utilisent beaucoup plus de canaux d’encre qu’auparavant et s’appuient sur un tramage à plusieurs niveaux comprenant jusqu’à 7 tailles de gouttes sur les presses à jet d’encre.

Un flux de travail Direct protège les fabricants de presses et les fournisseurs de services d’impression ayant investi dans une presse, en développant la flexibilité nécessaire à la production d’impression évolutive. La capacité d’une presse n’est donc pas limitée à mesure qu’augmente le volume de données. Par ailleurs, la presse doit être repensée pour répondre aux exigences futures, par exemple la transition d’un flux de travail statique à un flux de travail entièrement variable.

Pipeline entièrement intégré
Direct intègre plusieurs technologies de Global Graphics Software. Les travaux compris dans le flux de travail sont rationalisés pour optimiser leur traitement via le RIP par un nouveau logiciel innovant appelé Streamline Direct™. Les fichiers sont traités rapidement par Harlequin Direct™ via le moteur RIP le plus rapide au monde, ou tramés par ScreenPro Direct™ et PrintFlat™ pour obtenir rapidement une qualité optimale. Direct peut être étroitement intégré aux composants électroniques de la tête d’impression et aux logiciels de la filiale Meteor Inkjet de Global Graphics, ou à d’autres composants électroniques de lecteur courants créés par d’autres fournisseurs.

En partenariat avec sa base de clients OEM, Global Graphics Software a développé des solutions pour certaines des tâches d’ingénierie les plus difficiles dans l’impression numérique. Les défis posés par certaines des grandes marques du secteur ont imposé le développement de Direct.

« Pour atteindre la vitesse de pipeline d’images la plus élevée possible, poursuit Eric Worrall, l’intégration de la connaissance approfondie et l’accès à chaque composant sont des critères essentiels afin d’optimiser tous les aspects liés aux performances. Cela n’est possible qu’en ayant le contrôle et l’accès à tous les composants. Global Graphics Software occupe une place unique sur le marché, car nous avons accès à chaque ligne de code de chaque composant ; nous n’avons pas besoin de faire appel à des fournisseurs tiers pour obtenir des fonctionnalités ou des informations. »

Avantages pour les fournisseurs de services d’impression et les fabricants de presses
Direct offre aux fournisseurs de services d’impression une vitesse de traitement accrue ainsi qu’une meilleure qualité d’image. La productivité est plus élevée, même pour les travaux complexes intégrant de grandes quantités de données variables, car le traitement RIP et le tramage des données sont nettement accélérés.

Direct a été conçu pour faire partie d’une solution d’impression entièrement automatisée, prenant en charge la télématique Industry 4.0 et l’intégration aux systèmes PLC et MIS, où le feedback de la ligne d’impression, notamment le système d’inspection de la qualité, peut permettre de corriger automatiquement les problèmes éventuels.

Grâce à Direct, les équipes internes des fournisseurs de presses n’ont plus besoin de développer des logiciels et peuvent donc sortir leurs presses plus rapidement sur le marché. La technologie Direct étant conçue pour répondre aux exigences des données entièrement variables, elle offre aux fabricants la possibilité d’utiliser du matériel informatique moins performant pour les tâches moins exigeantes (statiques ou mixtes). Pour ce faire, l’utilisation du RIP à la volée et la diffusion des données d’image en mémoire se font directement vers les composants électroniques de l’imprimante. Le besoin d’utiliser le RIP sur disque et de conserver d’énormes stocks d’images contenant de grandes quantités de données est donc éliminé, ce qui permet de gagner du temps.

Prise en charge des plates-formes
Les logiciels Harlequin Direct et ScreenPro Direct sont multiplate-forme ; ils prennent donc en charge Windows et Linux et sont optimisés pour les processeurs Intel i9, Xeon et AMD Ryzen Threadripper. Ils sont tous les deux compatibles avec la technologie Meteor NozzleFix™. Harlequin Direct et ScreenPro Direct peuvent être utilisé avec Meteor Mixed Mode pour réduire les coûts matériels sur les marchés utilisant des données statiques et variables (données variables en zones).

Direct is a new graphics pipeline that sends data directly to the printhead electronics instead of writing to disk.
Direct est un nouveau pipeline graphique qui envoie les données directement aux composants électroniques de la tête d’impression au lieu d’écrire sur le disque.

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À propos de Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics Software www.globalgraphics.com/software développe la technologie de base pour l’impression numérique, notamment Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro™ 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 a été distingué pour son excellence dans le domaine de l’innovation en obtenant le prix Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Global Graphics Software est une filiale de Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG). Ses sociétés sœurs sont Meteor Inkjet, Xitron et URW Type Foundry.

Direct, Streamline Direct, Harlequin Direct, ScreenPro Direct et PrintFlat 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. Les autres noms de marque et de produit sont les marques commerciales ou les marques déposées de leurs détenteurs respectifs.

Contacts presse :

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

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

 

Global Graphics präsentiert neue Softwareklasse für schnellere, breitere und hochauflösende Digitaldruckmaschinen der nächsten Generation

  • Direct™ erhöht die Effizienz digitaler Druckmaschinen, indem Druckaufträge direkt an die Druckkopfelektronik geleitet und so eine beispiellose Geschwindigkeit und Bildqualität ermöglicht werden
  • erste vollständig integrierte Produktlinie von Global Graphics
  • entwickelt als Teil einer vollständig automatisierten Drucklösung, Direct unterstützt die Telematik der Industrie 4.0 und die Integration in digitale Druckmaschinensteuerungen und MIS-Systeme

Cambridge, GB, 28. April 2020: Global Graphics Software stellt heute eine neue Klasse von Drucksoftware für schnellere, breitere und hochauflösende Digitaldruckmaschinen der nächsten Generation vor.

Direct ist eine neue Grafikpipeline, die Daten direkt an die Druckkopfelektronik sendet, anstatt sie auf eine Festplatte zu schreiben. Dadurch werden die Bildverarbeitungszeiten deutlich verkürzt, große Datenmengen lassen sich problemlos verarbeiten und die Druckzeit wird reduziert.

„Direct ist eine neue Art, die Dinge zu betrachten“, so Eric Worrall, VP of Product Management bei Global Graphics Software. „Oft wird von Druckdienstleistern und Druckmaschinenherstellern erwartet, dass sie sich mit einem auf Flexo- oder Litho-Druckmaschinen abgestimmten Workflow abfinden. Direct wurde von Grund auf anders konzipiert und ist mit jeder Digitaldruckmaschine kompatibel. Da wir bei unseren Entwicklungen stets bei den höchsten Anforderungen an Daten- und Bildqualität ansetzen, konnten wir mit der richtigen Hardware auch die Anpassung an weniger anspruchsvolle Umgebungen vornehmen.“

Die Datenraten in der Branche nehmen zu: Die Druckauflösungen steigen von 600 dpi auf 1200 dpi – eine Vervierfachung der Daten. Die Geschwindigkeit steigt auf bis zu 300 Meter pro Minute und die Druckmaschinen können bis zu 4 Meter breit sein. Druckfarben mit erweiterter Farbskala nutzen, mit einer mehrstufigen Rasterung von bis zu 7 Tropfengrößen bei Tintenstrahldruckern, sehr viel mehr Tintenkanäle als zuvor.

Um Druckmaschinenhersteller- und Dienstleister bei ihren Investitionen abzusichern, wurde Direct mit einer zukunftsorientierten Flexibilität entwickelt.

Somit bleibt die Funktionalität einer Druckmaschine auch bei steigenden Datenraten erhalten und zukünftige Anforderungen, wie z. B. der Übergang von einem statischen zu einem vollständig variablen Workflow, werden kein Problem darstellen.

Vollständig integrierte Pipeline
Direct vereint mehrere Technologien von Global Graphics Software. Aufträge werden für die Verarbeitung durch den RIP mittels einer innovativen neuen Software namens Streamline Direct™ optimiert. Die Dateien werden von Harlequin Direct™ mit der schnellsten RIP-Engine der Welt verarbeitet oder von der preisgekrönten ScreenPro Direct™ mit PrintFlat™ gerastert, um optimale Qualität bei hoher Geschwindigkeit zu erzielen. Direct kann in die Elektronik des Druckkopfantriebs und die Software der Global Graphics Tochtergesellschaft Meteor Inkjet, oder auch in andere gängige Antriebselektronik weiterer Hersteller, integriert werden.

In enger Zusammenarbeit mit ihrem OEM-Kundenstamm stellt sich Global Graphics immer wieder den technischen Herausforderungen des Digitaldrucks. So entstand auch Direct als anwenderorientierte Lösung einer komplexen Aufgabe.

„Um die größtmögliche Geschwindigkeit der Bildpipeline zu erreichen“, so Worrall weiter, „benötigt man enorme Fachkenntnisse und den direkten Zugang zu allen Komponenten. Nur wenn Sie die Kontrolle über und den Zugriff auf alle Komponenten haben, kann die maximale Leistung erreicht werden. Global Graphics Software besetzt eine exklusive Position auf dem Markt, da wir Zugriff auf alle Codezeilen für jede der Komponenten haben. Wir müssen keine Funktionen und Kenntnisse von Drittanbietern beziehen.“

Vorteile für Druckdienstleister und Druckmaschinenhersteller Plattformunterstützung
Harlequin Direct und ScreenPro Direct funktionieren plattformübergreifend. Sie unterstützen Windows und Linux und sind für Intel i9-, Xeon- und AMD Ryzen Threadripper-CPUs optimiert. Beide können mit der Meteor NozzleFix™-Technologie verwendet werden. Harlequin Direct und ScreenPro Direct können mit Meteor Mixed Mode verwendet werden, um die Hardwarekosten für Märkte zu reduzieren, die statische und variable Daten (Zoned Variable Data) kombinieren.

Direct is a new graphics pipeline that sends data directly to the printhead electronics instead of writing to disk.
Direct ist eine neue Grafikpipeline, die Daten direkt an die Druckkopfelektronik sendet, anstatt sie auf eine Festplatte zu schreiben.

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Über Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics Software www.globalgraphics.com/software entwickelt Kerntechnologie für den Digitaldruck, darunter Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro™ 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. Die herausragende Innovationsleistung von Global Graphics Software wurde mit einem Queen’s Award for Enterprise gewürdigt.

Global Graphics Software ist eine Tochter von Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG). Schwesterunternehmen sind Meteor Inkjet, Xitron und URW Type Foundry.

Direct, Streamline Direct, Harlequin Direct, ScreenPro Direct und PrintFlat sind Marken von Global Graphics Software Limited, die in einigen Ländern eingetragen sind. Global Graphics ist in einigen Ländern eine eingetragene Marke von Global Graphics Software PLC. Alle anderen Marken- und Produktbezeichnungen sind eingetragene Marken oder Marken ihrer jeweiligen Inhaber.

Ansprechpartner für Medien:

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

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

Global Graphics svela la nuova classe di software per la prossima generazione di sistemi di stampa digitale più veloci e performanti

  • Direct™ libera il potenziale dei sistemi di stampa digitale indirizzando i processi di stampa direttamente ai componenti elettronici delle testine di stampa, offrendo una velocità e una qualità delle immagini senza precedenti
  • Prima linea di prodotti completamente integrata da Global Graphics
  • Progettato per far parte di una soluzione di stampa completamente automatizzata, che supporta gli strumenti telematici della tendenza Industria 4.0 e l’integrazione con i controller per i sistemi di stampa digitale e MIS

Cambridge, Regno Unito, 28 aprile 2020: Global Graphics Software svela la nuova classe di software per la prossima generazione di sistemi di stampa digitale più veloci e performanti.

Direct è una nuova pipeline grafica che invia i dati direttamente ai componenti elettronici della testina di stampa invece di scrivere sul disco: in questo modo, riduce i tempi di elaborazione delle immagini in modo significativo, gestisce grandi volumi di dati con facilità e accelera i tempi di stampa.

“Direct è un nuovo modo di guardare le cose”, afferma Eric Worrall, VP della gestione dei prodotti Global Graphics Software. “Invece di aspettare che fornitori di servizi di stampa e produttori di sistemi si integrino in un flusso di lavoro che spesso è più adatto alle stampanti flessografiche o litografiche, Direct è creato appositamente per il mondo digitale ed è compatibile con qualsiasi sistema di stampa digitale. Abbiamo iniziato a soddisfare i requisiti più severi in termini di qualità dei dati e delle immagini, perché una volta risolto il problema, risulta più semplice riadattarlo ad ambienti meno impegnativi con la scelta appropriata dell’hardware.”

La velocità di trasferimento dei dati nel settore è in crescita: le risoluzioni delle stampanti stanno passando da 600 dpi a 1200 dpi, un quadruplicamento dei dati; le velocità aumentano fino a 300 metri al minuto; le stampanti possono arrivare fino a 4 metri di larghezza; gli inchiostri ad ampia gamma utilizzano molti più canali di inchiostro rispetto al passato, con screening multilivello fino a 7 dimensioni di gocce sulle stampanti a getto d’inchiostro.

Un flusso di lavoro Direct protegge l’investimento in una stampante del fornitore di servizi di stampa e del produttore, creando la flessibilità necessaria per la produzione di stampe a prova di futuro sin dall’inizio. Ciò significa che la capacità di una stampa non è limitata se i data rate aumentano e la stampante deve essere riprogettata per soddisfare i requisiti futuri, come per esempio il passaggio da un flusso di lavoro statico a un flusso di lavoro completamente variabile.

Pipeline completamente integrata
Direct integra diverse tecnologie di Global Graphics Software. I processi che entrano nel flusso di lavoro sono ottimizzati per ottimizzare l’elaborazione tramite il RIP grazie al nuovo software Streamline Direct™. I file sono elaborati dal RIP di Harlequin Direct™, utilizzando il motore RIP più veloce al mondo, oppure sono stati analizzati dal pluripremiato ScreenPro Direct™ con PrintFlat™ per ottenere velocemente livelli ottimali di qualità. Direct può essere perfettamente integrato all’elettronica dell’unità di stampa e il software della società controllata da Global Graphics, Meteor Inkjet, o con altri componenti elettronici comuni delle unità di altri fornitori.

Global Graphics Software ha sviluppato soluzioni per alcune delle più difficili attività di progettazione di stampa digitale collaborando con la sua base clienti OEM. La collaborazione con alcune delle principali aziende del settore ha portato allo sviluppo di Direct.

“Quando si mira alla velocità più elevata possibile della pipeline di immagini”, continua Worrall, “è importante essere in grado di applicare una conoscenza approfondita e di accedere a ciascun componente, per ottenere il massimo dalla prestazioni. Per farlo, devi disporre di controllo e accesso a tutti i componenti. Global Graphics Software è un software unico sul mercato, poiché abbiamo accesso a ogni stringa di codice per ogni componente; non abbiamo bisogno di richiedere funzionalità e conoscenze a fornitori terzi”.

Vantaggi per fornitori e produttori di servizi di stampa
Direct offre ai fornitori di servizi di stampa i vantaggi di una maggiore velocità di elaborazione e di una migliore qualità delle immagini. La produttività è più elevata, anche nei lavori complessi con grandi quantità di dati variabili, poiché il tempo necessario per il RIP e l’analisi dei dati è notevolmente ridotto.

Direct è stato progettato per essere parte integrante di una soluzione di stampa completamente automatizzata, che supporta e si integra con i sistemi telematici di Industria 4.0, PLC e MIS, in cui il feedback della linea di stampa, come nel caso di un sistema di controllo della qualità, può aiutare a correggere automaticamente eventuali problemi man mano che si verificano.

Per i fornitori di sistemi di stampa, Direct libera i team interni dalle attività di sviluppo del software, consentendo di accelerare il time-to-market. Poiché Direct è stato progettato per soddisfare le esigenze di dati completamente variabili sin dall’inizio, offre ai produttori la possibilità di utilizzare hardware per PC dalle prestazioni inferiori per processi meno impegnativi con dati statici o misti. Ciò si ottiene attraverso il RIP delle immagini in tempo reale e trasferendo i dati in memoria direttamente ai componenti elettronici della stampante: così facendo non è necessario perdere tempo per eseguire il RIP nel disco e non sono necessari enormi archivi di immagini che contengono grandi quantità di dati.

Supporto delle piattaforme
Harlequin Direct e ScreenPro Direct sono multipiattaforma: supportano quindi Windows e Linux e sono ottimizzati per CPU Intel i9, Xeon e AMD Ryzen Threadripper. Entrambi possono essere utilizzati con la tecnologia Meteor NozzleFix™.  Harlequin e ScreenPro Direct possono essere utilizzato con Meteor Mixed Mode per ridurre i costi hardware per i mercati che combinano dati statici e variabili (Zoned Variable Data).

Direct is a new graphics pipeline that sends data directly to the printhead electronics instead of writing to disk.
Direct è una nuova pipeline grafica che invia i dati direttamente ai componenti elettronici della testina di stampa invece di scrivere sul disco.

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Informazioni su Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics Software www.globalgraphics.com/software sviluppa tecnologie essenziali per la stampa digitale, tra cui Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro™ 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 stato insignito del premio per l’eccellenza nell’innovazione, il Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Global Graphics Software è una società affiliata di Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG). Le società affiliate sono Meteor Inkjet, Xitron e URW Type Foundry.

Direct, Streamline Direct, Harlequin Direct, ScreenPro Direct e PrintFlat 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. Tutti gli altri marchi e nomi di prodotti sono marchi o marchi registrati dei rispettivi proprietari.

Contatti per i media:

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

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

Global Graphics lanza un nuevo software para impulsar la próxima generación de imprentas digitales de alta resolución más rápidas y anchas

  • Direct™ libera el potencial de las imprentas digitales al transmitir los trabajos de impresión directamente al sistema electrónico del cabezal de impresión, lo que proporciona una velocidad y calidad de imagen sin precedentes.
  • Se trata de la primera línea de productos totalmente integrada de Global Graphics.
  • Está diseñado para formar parte de una solución de impresión totalmente automatizada, es compatible con el sistema telemático de la Industria 4.0 y se puede integrar con controladores de imprenta digital y sistemas de información gerencial (MIS por sus siglas en inglés).

Cambridge (Reino Unido), 28 de abril de 2020: Global Graphics Software anuncia hoy el lanzamiento de un nuevo software de impresión para la próxima generación de imprentas digitales de alta resolución más rápidas y anchas.

Direct es una nueva tubería de renderizado que envía los datos directamente al sistema electrónico del cabezal de impresión en lugar de escribirlos en el disco duro, lo que reduce significativamente el tiempo necesario para procesar las imágenes, facilita la gestión de grandes volúmenes de datos y acelera la velocidad de impresión.

“Direct refleja una nueva perspectiva”, afirma Eric Worrall, vicepresidente de Gestión de Productos de Global Graphics Software. “En lugar de esperar que los proveedores de servicios de impresión y los fabricantes de imprentas se hagan cargo de un flujo de trabajo que puede haberles conducido a una impresión flexográfica o litográfica, que suele ser el caso, Direct se ha creado desde cero específicamente para el mundo digital y es compatible con cualquier imprenta digital. Comenzamos por satisfacer las mayores exigencias en cuanto a calidad de datos e imagen porque, una vez superado este obstáculo, resulta menos complicado hacer frente a entornos más simples con la elección del hardware adecuado”.

Las cifras del sector están en aumento: la resolución de impresión cuadriplica los datos de 600×600 ppp a 1200×1200 ppp; la velocidad aumenta hasta los 300 metros/1000 pies por minuto; el ancho de las imprentas puede llegar a medir hasta 4 metros/13 pies; y, además, la gama de tintas se ha ampliado, de modo que se necesitan muchos más canales de serigrafía multinivel con un tamaño de gota de hasta 7 pl en imprentas de inyección de tinta.

El flujo de trabajo de Direct protege la inversión que realizan en las imprentas los fabricantes y proveedores de servicios de impresión al proporcionar desde el principio la flexibilidad que necesitará la producción impresa en el futuro. De este modo, la capacidad de la imprenta no se ve limitada por el aumento de las cifras ni es necesario volver a diseñarla para cumplir las exigencias futuras, por ejemplo, para pasar de un flujo de trabajo estático a uno totalmente variable.

Un producto totalmente integrado
Direct integra varias tecnologías de Global Graphics Software. Gracias al nuevo e innovador software Streamline Direct™, los trabajos que se introducen en el flujo de trabajo se simplifican para optimizar su procesamiento mediante el RIP (Raster Image Processor). Para lograr una calidad y velocidad óptimas, los archivos se procesan con Harlequin Direct™, mediante el motor RIP más rápido del mundo, o bien mediante serigrafía utilizando el galardonado ScreenPro Direct™ con PrintFlat™. Direct se puede integrar estrechamente con el sistema electrónico de control y el software del cabezal de impresión de Meteor Inkjet, filial de Global Graphics, o con los sistemas comunes de otros proveedores.

Global Graphics Software ha desarrollado soluciones para algunas de las tareas de ingeniería más complejas en impresión digital al asociarse con sus clientes OEM. La búsqueda de soluciones para los retos planteados por algunas de las marcas líderes del sector ha propiciado el desarrollo de Direct.

“Para alcanzar la mayor velocidad posible de procesamiento de imágenes”, continúa Worrall, “es importante contar con un conocimiento profundo y acceso a todos los componentes, y así exprimir las posibilidades de rendimiento al máximo. Para ello, es necesario poder controlar los componentes y acceder a ellos. La posición de Global Graphics Software en el mercado es única, ya que tenemos acceso a las líneas de código de todos los componentes y no dependemos de ningún proveedor externo para que nos proporcione funciones ni conocimientos”.

Ventajas para los proveedores de servicios de impresión y los fabricantes de imprentas
Direct ofrece a los proveedores de servicios de impresión las ventajas de un procesamiento más rápido y una calidad de imagen mejorada. La productividad es mayor incluso en trabajos complejos con un gran número de datos variables, ya que se reduce significativamente el tiempo para procesar mediante el RIP y la serigrafía.

Direct se ha diseñado para formar parte de una solución de impresión totalmente automatizada, es compatible con el sistema telemático de la Industria 4.0 y se puede integrar con controladores lógicos programables (PLC por sus siglas en inglés) y diferentes MIS. De este modo, el feedback de la línea de impresión, proporcionado, entre otros, por sistemas de inspección de calidad, puede ayudar a corregir automáticamente cualquier problema en cuanto se produce.

Para los fabricantes de imprentas, Direct elimina la necesidad de desarrollar el software internamente, de modo que pueden comercializar sus imprentas en menos tiempo. Direct se ha diseñado para satisfacer las exigencias de los datos completamente variables desde el principio, por lo que ofrece a los fabricantes la opción de utilizar un hardware con un rendimiento menor para los trabajos menos exigentes (con datos estáticos o mixtos). Esto se consigue con el procesamiento mediante el RIP sobre la marcha y la transmisión de los datos de imágenes de la memoria directamente al sistema electrónico de la impresora, por lo que no es necesario perder el tiempo con la escritura en el disco duro ni disponer de una gran capacidad para almacenar imágenes con una cantidad enorme de datos.

Compatibilidad con varias plataformas
Harlequin Direct y ScreenPro Direct son compatibles con varias plataformas, así como Windows y Linux, y están optimizados para las CPU Intel i9, Xeon y AMD Ryzen Threadripper. Ambos se pueden utilizar con la tecnología NozzleFix™ de Meteor. Harlequin Direct y ScreenPro Direct se pueden utilizar con Mixed Mode de Meteor para reducir los costes de hardware de los mercados que combinan datos estáticos y variables (datos variables por zonas).

Direct is a new graphics pipeline that sends data directly to the printhead electronics instead of writing to disk.
Direct es una nueva tubería de renderizado que envía los datos directamente al sistema electrónico del cabezal de impresión en lugar de escribirlos en el disco duro.

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Acerca de Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics Software www.globalgraphics.com/software desarrolla tecnología esencial para la impresión digital, como Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro™ 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 ha sido galardonado con el premio británico Queen’s Award for Enterprise por su excelencia en la innovación.

Global Graphics Software es una filial de Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG). Sus empresas filiales son Meteor Inkjet, Xitron y URW Type Foundry.

Direct, Streamline Direct, Harlequin Direct, ScreenPro Direct y PrintFlat 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. 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
Jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com | Tel +44 (0)1223 926489
Mobile: +44 (0)7714 410598

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

Global Graphics Software wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Cambridge, UK, 21st April 2020: Cambridge-based Global Graphics Software, a leading developer of core technology for digital print, has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

The Company has been recognised for its excellence in innovation and is one of 220 organisations nationally to receive a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Global Graphics Software’s award recognises the development of ScreenPro™, screening software that corrects quality defects that occur due to the physics of jetting ink onto substrate. ScreenPro is effective in single pass and multi-pass inkjet printing using any electronics or printheads and can be applied to any workflow. It is now in use in several applications including wall coverings, textiles, ceramics, packaging, flooring and labels.

Justin Bailey, managing director of Global Graphics Software, said, “We are humbled to receive this honour from Her Majesty the Queen. It recognises the innovative thinking of our teams and the quality of the software they produce. ScreenPro has the potential to transform digital print. It makes it possible to print a greater number of jobs digitally by removing artefacts from printed output. As a supplier to the global printing marketplace I feel sure that this award will help us with sales of our technology in countries who associate British technology with the highest quality.”

Global Graphics Software’s roots are in Cambridge and go back to 1986. The Company sells technology to press manufacturers across the world, such as HP, Roland, Durst, Kodak and Canon.

Global Graphics Software plans to celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer, and later in the year, a celebration for all employees at its Cambourne head office.

The Global Graphics Software team at their Cambourne office in January.

 

 

 

 

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Note to editors: The photo shows the Global Graphics Software team at their Cambourne office in January. Further product images are available on request to: jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com

About Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics Software www.globalgraphics.com/software is a leading developer of 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).

About the Queen’s Awards
Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. Applications for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021 open on the 1st May 2020. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise.

Contacts

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

 

Global Graphics postpones Annual General Meeting

Cambridge (UK), 9 April 2020: Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) announces that due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation it has postponed its Annual General Meeting that was scheduled for 30 April 2020.  The revised date will be announced at a later date.

About Global Graphics 

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext Brussels: GLOG) is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy.  Those for font design include numerous international brands, from manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz and Siemens, to digital media and epublishing companies.  Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.  Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the type foundry, URW Type Foundry, and the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjetand 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

Global Graphics accelerates drupa product announcements

Cambridge UK, 19 March 2020: Global Graphics‘ companies Global Graphics Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron are accelerating their drupa product launches despite the postponement of the show and the pre-drupa media conference that precedes it.

“We stand shoulder to shoulder with our industry colleagues, partners and employees during this difficult period and look forward to participating in drupa in April of next year.  In the meantime we are not treading water, ” says Global Graphics’ CEO Mike Rottenborn.   “In fact, we are accelerating our plans to launch Direct, a major new software platform for digital presses, with a worldwide ‘virtual’ rollout scheduled for 28 April.

“Direct is the first fully integrated product line from Global Graphics, featuring our unparalled Harlequin RIP® technology, Mako™ for file optimization, our award-winning ScreenPro™ and PrintFlat™ products for inkjet digital printing, tight integration with printhead drive electronics and software from Meteor Inkjet, workflow for labels and packaging from our partner HYBRID Software, and the global reseller network of our newest subsidiary, Xitron.”

The three companies in the Global Graphics group that will exhibit at drupa 2021 are: Global Graphics Software, the developers of the Harlequin RIP® and core technology components for digital presses; Meteor Inkjet, developers of industrial inkjet printhead driver solutions, and pre-press specialists Xitron who supply the Navigator RIP and other products to print providers and OEMs around the world.

Global Graphics plans to resume normal trade show activity this Autumn with a group presence at LabelExpo Americas and Printing United.

About Global Graphics

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy.  Those for font design include numerous international brands, from manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz and Siemens, to digital media and epublishing companies.  Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.  Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the type foundry, URW Type Foundry, 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

Global Graphics publishes 2019 annual report and financial statements

Cambridge (UK), 11 March 2020 (08.00 CET): Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) announces that it has published its annual report and financial statements for the financial year ended 31 December 2019.

The full document is available to download from the investors section of the Company’s web site at:  http://www.globalgraphics.com/investors/financial-reports

Should you wish to receive printed copies please send an e-mail to investor-relations@globalgraphics.com or make your request in writing, for the attention of the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, to 2030 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6DW, UK.

Mike Rottenborn, Global Graphics CEO comments, “As forecast, profitability was lower in 2019 due to investment in additional personnel and new product development.  Revenue declined more than expected, primarily due to a slowdown in ceramic tiles and industrial printing that adversely affected our Printhead Solutions sales.  For 2020, we look for continued growth in our Software segment fuelled by tighter integration between Global Graphics Software and Meteor Inkjet, as well as the late-2019 acquisition of Xitron, our largest reseller partner.  We have started to see some recovery in industrial printing for 2020, although it is too early to estimate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on this segment and the overall business.”

Financial highlights

For the year ending 31 December
In thousands of euros 2019 2018 Change
     
Revenue 22,508 23,922 (1,414)
Operating profit 983 2,808 (1,825)
Profit before tax 721 2,873 (2,152)
Tax expense (269) (504) 235
Profit for the year attributable to equity holders 452 2,369 (1,917)
EBITDA 4,377 5,720 (1,343)
Adjusted operating profit 2,666 4,759 (2,093)
Adjusted net profit 1,819 3,981 (2,162)
Basic earnings per share 0.04 0.20 (0.16)
Adjusted earnings per share 0.16 0.34 (0.18)
Available cash 4,995 5,650 (655)

The consolidated pre-tax result was a profit of €0.72 million compared with a profit of €2.87 million in 2018.  The reduction in profitability of €2.15 million is due to:

  • a decrease in revenue of €1.41 million;
  • a decrease in cost of sales of €0.69 million;
  • a decrease in other income of €0.02 million;
  • an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of €0.77 million;
  • an increase in research and development expenses of €0.29 million;
  • an increase in other operating expenses of €0.02 million;
  • an increase in net finance expenses of €0.15 million; and
  • an increase in foreign exchange losses of €0.18 million.

Revenue for the Software segment totalled €11.61 million for the year (2018: €9.98 million).  The segment benefited from non-recurring revenue of €0.32 million from a new customer and a contract amendment with an existing customer that resulted in €2.00 million of revenue being recognised, which is also not expected to be recurring.  Additionally, €0.71 million associated with the acquisition of Xitron, LLC from 1 November 2019 contributed to the segment’s revenue.

Revenue for the Printhead Solutions segment was €6.87 million for the year (2018: €9.20 million).  Revenue from existing customers was lower by €2.97 million and was offset by revenue from new customers of €0.64 million.  The top three customers in the segment accounted for €2.66 million of the decline in existing customers, of which €0.68 million was non-recurring in 2018.  Two of these customers are in China and one is in the United States.

Revenue for the Fonts segment was €4.03 million for the year (2018: €4.75 million).  Included in the year was €0.78 million of non-recurring licence revenue (2018: €1.58 million).

Gross profit for the period has improved to 81.0% of revenue (2018: 79.3%), primarily due to the higher proportion of software revenue which generates a higher profit margin.

Included in selling, general and administrative expenses is amortisation of €1.23 million (2018: €1.16 million) related to intangible assets recognised as a result of acquisitions and €0.15 million (2018: €0.31 million) related to share-based payment expenses.

Included in research and development expenses is the capitalisation and amortisation of internally generated intangible assets.  During the period there was a net expense of €0.13 million (2018: €0.36 million) related to these assets.  The net expense was comprised of €1.44 million (2018: €1.41 million) in amortisation charge offset by €1.31 million (2018: €1.05 million) in capitalisation of development expenses.

The exchange rate losses are primarily due to the revaluation of currency balances held at the balance sheet date and the change in exchange rates during the year.

The Group presents EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) and adjusted profit when reporting its financial results to provide investors with an additional tool to evaluate the Group’s results in a manner that focuses on what the Group believes to be its underlying business operations.  The Group’s management believes that the inclusion of adjusted financial results provides consistency and comparability with past reports.

Additional commentary and analysis of the Group’s consolidated results for the year ending 31 December 2019 can be found in the annual report and financial statements.

Annual General Meeting

The Company expects to hold its annual general meeting on Thursday 30 April 2020.  The official notice of the meeting will be issued in accordance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements closer to the time.

About Global Graphics

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext Brussels: GLOG) is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy.  Those for font design include numerous international brands, from manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz and Siemens, to digital media and epublishing companies.  Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.  Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the type foundry, URW Type Foundry, and 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

Financial reporting calendar 2020

Cambridge (UK) 22 January 2020: Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) expects to publish the following financial information before market opening on the following dates:

Date Publication
11 March 2020 Annual report and accounts for the year ending 31 December 2019
28 July 2020 Condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ending 30 June 2020

Annual General Meeting

The Company expects to hold its annual general meeting on Thursday 30 April 2020.  The meeting’s timing, venue, and final agenda will be provided in accordance with applicable legal and regulatory provisions.

About Global Graphics

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext Brussels: GLOG) is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy.  Those for font design include numerous international brands, from manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz and Siemens, to digital media and epublishing companies.  Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.  Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software and Xitron; the type foundry, URW Type Foundry, and the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjet.

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

Off to a great start!

Cambridge UK, 16 January 2020: One of the first duties for Global Graphics’ new CEO Mike Rottenborn was to collect a Cambridgeshire Limited Award from Grant Thornton, an initiative that is now in its eighth year and which gives an insight into the performance of the Cambridgeshire business community.

Compiled annually, Cambridgeshire Limited analyses the financial performance of Cambridgeshire’s 100 largest companies which have their principal place of business and management in the county. It provides a yardstick against which the county can assess its economic performance and businesses can benchmark themselves against their peers.

From its head office in Cambourne, Global Graphics develops platforms for digital inkjet printing, with one of its subsidiary companies, Meteor Inkjet, also based locally in Harston.   The Company’s award-winning software solutions are sold around the world.

Mike Rottenborn took up the role of CEO on 1st January 2020 from outgoing CEO Gary Fry who leaves at the end of January to pursue other avenues in the printing and publishing software industry.

Pictured at Global Graphics’ Cambourne head office are (l to r): Stuart Davies and Hannah Cooke from Grant Thornton presenting Global Graphics’ recently appointed CEO Mike Rottenborn with the Cambridgeshire Limited award, alongside Global Graphics’ outgoing CEO, Gary Fry who leaves at the end of January.

About Global Graphics

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy.  Those for font design include numerous international brands, from manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz and Siemens, to digital media and epublishing companies.  Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.  Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the type foundry, URW Type Foundry, 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