Global Graphics Software
The software behind perfect printed and digital communication
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About Us

Global Graphics Software develops the software behind the perfect printed and digital communication. We’re trusted by global brands to supply the technical innovation that adds value to their solutions. We are a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC which is listed on Euronext (GLOG).

The roots of the company go back to 1986 and to Cambridge, and today the majority of the R&D team is still based near this iconic university city. There are also offices near Sarasota, Florida and in Tokyo.

Our global team comprises an exceptionally talented group of software architects and engineers. They are highly-valued by our partners because they have the vision to produce innovative solutions and the specialist skills to solve complex problems.

Why Global Graphics?

Our customers choose us because:

  • Our software is technically superior and performs faster than our competitors
  • We are software innovators in high-speed digital printing
  • We have a flexible and open commercial model
  • We are easy to work with because we have a partnership approach to development
  • We offer superb technical support
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Global Graphics blog

Software platforms for printing and digital documents
ScreenPro™ makes a real impact on those hard-to-solve killer jobs

8 Aug 2018

By Tom Mooney, product manager for Global Graphics Software I’ve just returned from a road trip in the US to inkjet press manufacturers who are all interested in using ScreenPro. The meetings have gone in a very similar manner with the opening line: “We h…

What’s new in Harlequin Version 12?

11 Apr 2018

Yesterday saw the launch of the latest version of the Harlequin RIP®. It’s the first major PDF RIP for production printing to offer compatibility with the PDF 2.0 standard and is packed with features for high-speed digital printing, including Advanced Ink…

World-class technology

Our printing technology includes:

  • award-winning Harlequin RIP software, that drives the industry’s fastest performing digital presses,
  • ScreenPro™: a software engine used to improve inkjet image quality and compatible with any printing industry workflow.
  • Fundamentals: a toolkit for building a Digital Front End (DFE). A DFE created using Fundamentals may contain the Harlequin RIP or ScreenPro.
  • Mako™: a multi-platform software development kit for building custom workflows, particularly where many file formats need to be combined. Can be used upstream of the Harlequin RIP.
How we add value
For OEMs

We provide world-class solutions to technical problems, help you respond to market requirements and expand your product offerings.

For ISVs

We can accelerate your time to market, add a competitive edge to your product and help to extend your market presence. We can also work with you as a development partner on future innovations.

For system integrators

We work with you to ensure successful integration of our printing and digital document software and provide specialist knowledge and consultancy to facilitate your project.

Patented technology

Global Graphics’ research and development team comprises international experts on Page Description Languages, document formats and color science. Our existing patent portfolio covers many areas of printing and document technology while numerous patent applications will protect our future inventions.

Industry standards and compatibility

Global Graphics has always taken an active role in industry standards setting bodies and associations. Today our Chief Technology Officer is the UK primary expert on the International Standards Organization (ISO) for PDF, for PDF/A (the standard for archiving electronic documents) and for PDF/VT (the standard for use of PDF in variable data print workflows).

“I’m seeing great results on this end as well. I sincerely appreciate the fast turn for a fix from the developers, and all the help you’ve offered too.”

A customer talking about Global Graphics support