The software behind perfect printed and digital communication
Perfect printed and digital communication

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 OEM 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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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. Global Graphics Software’s CTO has been the primary UK expert to the ISO committees working on PDF, PDF/X and PDF/VT for several years. In 2017, he was named as the co-chair of the PDF Technical Working Group (TWG) within the PDF Association’s PDF Competence Centre, the international organisation promoting awareness and adoption of standards using PDF.

Outstanding technical support

Here's some of the things our appreciative customers say:

I just wanted to say thank you. You've helped me a great deal over the year.

You always go the extra mile.

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.