Cambridge, UK 12/01/2015
announced today that they
have signed a cooperation agreement which will allow both companies to
offer a broader range of products and services to office printer manufacturers,
and software companies working in the Managed Print Services market. Software
Imaging provides printer driver technologies to the printer manufacturing
and mobile device markets. Global Graphics is the developer of Harlequin
Page Description Language software that is embedded on silicon chips inside
Under the terms of the agreement Software
Imaging will recommend Global Graphics’ Harlequin Embedded SDK as its
preferred embedded software and Software Imaging will become Global Graphics
preferred Printer Driver Partner. Software Imaging will also integrate
Global Graphics’ digital document software, which is branded gDoc, with
its own PCL and PostScript® components, to provide printer vendors with
document solutions within print-focussed applications and workflows.
Justin Bailey, Global Graphics’ VP of sales,
says “Our ability to provide office printer manufacturers with a combination
of the Harlequin embedded RIP, fonts, since our acquisition of the URW++
font foundry in September, and now printer drivers from Software Imaging
is a winning combination of performance and price.
"Software Imaging’s role as a gDoc
Services partner will enable us both to meet the needs of software companies
working in the Managed Print Services market.”
Peter Lismer, Chief Executive of Software
Imaging, says, “I have enjoyed a close association with Global Graphics
for 17 years. Both companies have been widely respected for 30 years by
their customers for the quality of their technologies and services . Trends
in the printer manufacturer market have definitely changed and Justin is
quite correct in saying that together we can offer our customers a winning
combination of performance and price”.
The embedded version of the Harlequin RIP
provides manufacturers with high-performance PDL interpretation and rendering
even with only a handful of RAM. Global Graphics licences its software
directly to manufacturers of office printing devices to drive their single
and multi-function printers, working alongside chip manufacturers such
as Marvell. In August 2015 Marvell announced that it had set a new
performance standard with over 220 pages per minute PDL rendering on its
64-bit quad-core 88PA6270 using the Harlequin engine.
Software Imaging's printer drivers are also
used on some of the fastest office multi-function printers in the world.
In partnership with Global Graphics, the two companies will optimize the
performance of their respective technologies to deliver the very best results.
About Global Graphics
Global Graphics (Euronext: GLOG) is a leading
developer of software platforms on which our partners create solutions
for digital printing, digital document and PDF applications. Customers
Corel, Quark, Kodak and Agfa
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. There are also offices
near Boston, Massachusetts and in Tokyo
Additional information is available at http://www.globalgraphics.com
About Software Imaging
Software Imaging is a developer of advanced
software solutions for the printer manufacturing and mobile device markets.
Customers include Ricoh, Epson, Riso and Roland DG. We supply all types
of printer drivers, but also known for our supply of advanced workflow
solutions involving mobile, secure document archiving and cloud based services.
Software Imaging is based in Oxford, England with partner offices in Tokyo
and Osaka. Additional information is available at http://www.softwareimaging.com
Global Graphics, Harlequin, the Harlequin
logo, the Harlequin RIP, are trademarks of Global Graphics Software Limited
which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Global Graphics
is a trademark of Global Graphics S.E. which may be registered in certain
jurisdictions. PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated
which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand and product
names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.
Software Imaging is a trademark of Software
Imaging Limited which may be registered in certain jurisdictions
Jill Taylor/Global Graphics
+44 1223 926489
Peter Lismer/Software Imaging
+44 (0)1865 989070