Cambridge, UK 04/18/2012
The latest version of the “digital”
Harlequin RIP®, has been chosen by Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho (TKS)
of Japan to drive a new inkjet newspaper press that will be launched in
the second half of 2012. The web fed JETLEADER 1500 will be used
for high-speed, full-colour digital newspaper production, printing 600
x 600 dpi duplex at 150 metres per minute. Version 3 of the Harlequin
unveiled by Global Graphics ahead of drupa ( Hall 7.0 Stand A21)
will be the core of the digital print workflow feeding the presses.
TKS selected the Harlequin
Host Renderer for its speed and flexibility. “The big advantage”, says
Mr. Hashimoto from TKS, “is the dramatically increased performance gained
by using Harlequin Parallel Pages™ which greatly accelerates the page
“We also found the Harlequin
Host Renderer easy to configure and customize to meet our specific requirements
- such as our variable print solution and to accommodate the
requirements of our customers. For example, the in-RIP simple imposition
feature was very flexible and we could customize it to handle complicated
page layouts with PostScript® features. We also opted to licence
Global Graphics’ in-RIP colour management and trapping solutions.”
A number of significant new
features in the Harlequin Host Renderer 3 increase processing power so
that pages pass through the RIP at a faster pace than ever before. Harlequin
Parallel Pages™ allows the RIP to interpret one page while it’s still
rendering the previous one. This allows print shops to take maximum advantage
of multi-core computers.
The Harlequin VariData™ feature
accelerates the processing time of regular PDF files containing variable
data including, but not only, PDF/VT files.
The Harlequin Host Renderer
is also available as a 64-bit build to access additional memory when it’s
needed for pages with large amounts of data.
About Global Graphics
Global Graphics Software (http://www.globalgraphics.com/
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
and software applications such as HP, Quark, Kodak , Miyakoshi, SIS and
Jill Taylor, Global Graphics
Tel: +44 (0)1954 283074