Global Graphics Software
Innovative core technology for digital print

Experts in printing, PDF and digital document software

About Global Graphics Software

We’re one of the world’s foremost experts in printing, PDF and digital document software. We’re trusted by global brands to supply the technical innovation that adds value to their solutions.

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Our products

Decades of color science, screening, font, image and PDF expertise have gone into our high-performance technologies which include Direct, Harlequin, ScreenPro and Mako.

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Our blog

Future-proofing your digital press to cope with rising data rates

19 May 2020

When we hear the phrase “big data”, we’re meant to think of extremely large data sets that are too complex to process in traditional ways. But, in the context of the next generation of digital presses, you’d be forgiven for thinkin…

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New in Harlequin Host Renderer 12.1

• Support for PDF Processing Steps (ISO 19593-1) • Seamless halftone screening • Support for BMP input • Expanded support for systems using multiple RIPs

Full speed ahead to accelerate your variable print productivity

13 May 2020

New independent guide contains tips and tricks for all involved in variable data printing 13th May 2020: Everyone in the digital print supply chain can speed the production of variable data printing (VDP) jobs thanks to a new independent guide to the “dos…

WEBINAR: Full speed ahead for PDFs used in variable data printing

6 May 2020

Cambridge, 6th May 2020: The use of variable data has increased exponentially over the past five years and is emerging in new applications such as industrial inkjet. Yet poorly designed variable data PDF files disrupt production and reduce ROI. Join the w…

PrintFlat

PrintFlat recipient of a 2019 InterTech Technology Award

Removes banding from inkjet printing.

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2019 Intertech Technology Awards

If your main business is manufacturing printers or integrating digital print into industrial processes

For printer OEMs and Integrators, Direct takes the rocket science out of developing software for the next generation of faster, wider, higher resolution digital printers. Our Direct range of products are built using the fastest core technologies on the market and continue our utmost commitment to quality. Go Direct to unlock the full potential of your next digital printer.

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If you create your own software

For software developers whose business it is to create powerful print software, our cross-platform Core SDKs are the place to start. Each SDK comes with over 30 years of print industry experience and a reputation for unrivalled speed and quality. Together with our SDKs you get access to our Technical Services team whose only job is to get you to market in record time.

Harlequin Core is a Raster Image Processor, or RIP. It converts text and image data from many file formats including PDF, TIFF™ or JPEG, into a format that a printing device can understand. Harlequin is the fastest RIP engine available, powering the next generation of digital printers. Proven in the field, the first Harlequin-based digital presses were introduced from 2002.

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ScreenPro is a halftone screening engine. It uses patterns of discrete ink drops and the media to trick your eye into seeing rich colours and tones. ScreenPro is the fastest independent screening engine, allowing our customers to run at full rated print speed whilst enhancing quality (including PrintFlat). ScreenPro can be added to any existing workflow and RIP.

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Rapidly develop upstream tools for viewing and manipulating of PDF, PCL, PostScript and other page description languages. Mako is ideal for the creation of powerful prepress workflows, managed print service solutions and much more.

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Accelerate your product to revenue by adding our engineers and scientists to your team

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Full Speed Ahead

How to make variable data PDF files that won't slow your digital press