Cambridge, UK 07/18/2012
Global Graphics broadens relationship with HP
The Harlequin RIP has been chosen by HP
to drive the new range of HP Print Module Solutions, expanding Global Graphics’
strategic relationship with HP under which the company currently supplies
the RIP technologies to drive the HP Indigo range as well as the HP inkjet
web press range.
The HP M500, C500, M800, and C800 Print
Module Systems are designed for easy integration into conventional analogue
presses and finishing lines. They enable print service providers
to place digital content precisely where they need it in the workflow by
imprinting variable data onto partially printed templates produced on offset
“The Print Module systems help our
customers do work inexpensively and produce more effective campaigns”,
comments Holt Mebane, distinguished technologist at HP Graphics Solutions
Business. “If you’ve got a long run with a small amount of variable data
it’s cost-effective to use a hybrid system and in doing so you also gain
by extending the life of your analogue press.
“The speed of the RIP driving the system
is extremely important so choosing Harlequin was an easy decision. The
RIP speed needs to outperform the speed of the press to maximize the efficiency
by removing time waiting for jobs to become ready for printing. The performance
and scalability of the Harlequin RIP technology provides the perfect solution
to this challenge.
”We’ve found another advantage of
choosing Harlequin is the color fidelity achieved with the in-RIP color
management, which is especially important for printing logos.”
The Harlequin RIP is scalable so when
print service providers decide to add more print modules and want more
power they can add more RIPs. Expansion packs can take print service providers
from an entry level system where the RIPs run on either a PC tower or a
rack mounted server.
The HP C800 Print Module System was
shown on the HP stand at drupa printing full color, variable data duplex
at 244m/800ft per minute onto pre-printed templates produced on an offset
HP Print Module systems can be placed
in-line or off-line, wherever is most convenient for the print service
provider’s workflow. For example in roll to roll they can be placed
just ahead of finishing at the end of the line by locating the output roll
slightly further down the line.
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 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 Agfa.
Global Graphics 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
+44 1223 926489