10 reasons to work with us
Proven successGlobal Graphics is a strategic development partner to HP. The Harlequin RIP drives the HP Indigo Digital Press range and IHPS (high-speed web press) devices via either the HP Production Pro Print Server or the HP Ultra Print Server digital front ends. We have worked closely with HP for over 7 years to continuously enhance performance.
More than a RIPIn addition to RIP technology Global Graphics provides in-RIP color management and a wide variety of output color spaces, interleaving and bit-depths, including multi-bit screening. Global Graphics is also a specialist in imposition and trapping.
A technology innovatorThe Harlequin RIP has:
- processed PostScript natively since 1988
- processed PDF natively since 1997 (9 years before Adobe) and rendered live PDF transparency since 2002 (4 years before Adobe)
- supported XPS since 2005– In 2003 Microsoft chose Global Graphics to provide consultancy and proof of concept development services for XPS and Global Graphics built the XPS print reference RIP
- provided JDF support since 2004 and was the first product to be JDF certified by CIP4 (2 years before Adobe)
- been PDF/VT ready since 2009 (1 year before Adobe), and in compliant OEM DFEs since Ipex 2010
PostScript and PDF in one RIPThe Harlequin RIP natively supports PDF, PostScript and XPS in one RIP engine. Some competitive solutions require multiple RIPs or conversion technology to handle different file formats which requires more integration effort and risks inconsistent results.
PerformanceThe Harlequin RIP’s high performance results from more than 25 years of investment in its development. Independent tests shows that it is nearly 5 times faster than APPE over variable data print jobs and 2 ½ times faster on general commercial jobs. It’s been continuously proven in the field so it won’t let you down.
Your controller will cost you lessThe Harlequin RIP is exceptionally fast and efficient so you can achieve rated engine speed with less processing power, with a concomitant reduction in the costs for hardware, operating systems and other associated software.
Flexible and open commercial modelWe work with you to support your business goals. We are open to discuss pricing models such as per device pricing which allows you to increase the number of RIPs are required or set a number of RIPs per customer.
RIP development is our core businessGlobal Graphics is focused on RIP development for production/commercial printing. This business is strategically important and represents over 70% of Global Graphics’ revenue
Defining standardsGlobal Graphics is active in committee defining industry standards notably the ISO committee defining PDF.
Every customer is uniqueGlobal Graphics is not just a RIP supplier. A close development partnership is critical to achieving your goals. We engage early with you in the pre-planning process and work with you to optimize performance within your environment. We closely integrate our support teams with yours to fine-tune the RIP to particular use cases.
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