The Harlequin RIP is the engine inside the HP Production Pro for Indigo Labels & Packaging. This is the new HP digital front end (DFE) designed to drive all HP Indigo digital labels and packaging presses. The Harlequin RIP also provides the RIPping power for the entire HP Indigo commercial press range.
HP Page Wide Web Presses
The Harlequin RIP powers the HP SmartStream Production Elite Print Server that drives HP’s T series ultra-high volume inkjet web presses at speeds equivalent to 10,000 pages per minute.
Delphax Technologies Inc. has pioneered high-speed digital imaging innovations that enhance efficiencies for publishers, direct marketers and other commercial print customers. Global Graphics’ Harlequin technology powers Delphax’s new generation of products, such as the elan 500 cut-sheet inkjet press.
To add value to the Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP and print management software supplied with their inkjet printers and to provide customers with the ability to efficiently handle ever larger and complicated color files, Roland adopted Global Graphics’ Harlequin RIP® engine.
Global Graphics’ Harlequin RIP® and ScreenPro™ screening engine optimize data throughput in Durst Symphony™, the new Durst workflow. Symphony drives the Durst Tau 330 digital and packaging presses, including Durst’s new Tau 330 RSC which runs at 78 lin. meters/min for 8 color separation with 1200 x 1200 print resolution.
OKI Data Americas, a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, serves the graphic arts and production and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor Series digital production printers. The Harlequin RIP is available with the C900 multi-media production platform and drives the C711DW and pro511DW digital web presses.
Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group provides commercial printers, packaging printers, publishers, data printers, and enterprises with one of the broadest portfolios of technologies, products, and services in the graphic communications and document capture industries. Kodak Composer Software uses Global Graphics’ technology, which also provides support for Kodak Approval Halftone Proofer and Kodak Versamark Printing Systems.
Canon Finetech Nisca
Canon Finetech Nisca Inc. uses technology from Global Graphics to provide the processing power for a range of inkjet print modules. The modules are used for a variety of commercial printing applications such as business forms, direct mail, and address labels, and are capable of very high speeds.
Canon Production Printing Solutions
Global Graphics supplies technology for the SX9000 high- speed Kanji digital printer from Canon Production Solutions, formerly SIS. The SX9000 printer is used for the production of bank statements, invoices and direct mail and is capable of handling vast quantities of Japanese data. SIS first gave computers the ability to process Japanese Kanji characters in the 1970s.
The CLOUDFLOW platform is a compact, modern, and modular system for running automated graphics production workflows. The Harlequin RIP provides a complete feature set for all printing techniques with full control of screen sets and calibration and with extensive packaging specific controls.
Global Graphics’ technology is at the core of Xitron’s Navigator GPS workflow. Navigator RIPs are the pre-press foundation of small print shops, large commercial printers and multi-million dollar publishing houses around the world. The Navigator RIP is based on the Harlequin RIP and has long been recognized around the world as a best in class implementation of software RIP technology with over 30,000 installations worldwide in commercial offset, web offset, flexo, packaging, screen printing, and transactional data applications.
Global Graphics’ technology is at the core of Agfa’s newspaper workflows. A high-performance solution that manages color production tasks including RIPping, previewing, storing and transferring files to the proper image setting device, :Arkitex software drives a variety of imagers including capstan, color drum recorders, computer-to-plate, laser printers and transmission systems.
Compose System is an established developer of pre-press workflow, digital color proofing and print publishing solutions. The Express RIP™, based on technology from Global Graphics, provides a comprehensive array of image processing and workflow solutions, supporting over 180 image setters, plate setters, ink-jet plotters and color lasers.
Wasatch Computer Technology has been developing innovative graphic arts and print management software for over 30 years. Wasatch develops software RIPs and print management solutions for large format digital printing, screen separations, flexography, giclée, textile and other specialized digital printing markets. The SoftRIP is based on Global Graphics’ technology.
ECRM Imaging Systems
ECRM Imaging Systems is a global leader in imaging technologies for the graphic communications industry. WorkMates™ is an easy to use, automated digital pre-press solution based on Global Graphics’ technology. It offers print shops many tools, such as ScreenMate, ProofMate, and TrapMate, to accelerate and automate tasks and they can add modules as they need them.
ONYX develops and markets commercial printing software and solutions for the digital color printing marketplace. They achieve great color “out of the box” with Global Graphics’ technology, the PostScript and PDF basis for Onyx RIPCentre, Postershop and ProductionHouse, their three main products that drive most wide format and grand format devices.
Global Graphics has supplied PDF editing technology to Fuji Xerox since 2004, for the DocuWorks document management solution. In 2010 the relationship was extended to supply PDF creation in seven languages as well as 32 and 64 bit versions. DocuWorks has shipped to more than three million users in Japan alone with many more users mostly in the Asia Pacific area.
Global Graphics’ PDF technology has been used by Quark since Version 6.0 of QuarkXPress, the page layout and design software. It provides direct PDF output for high-end printing and cross media publishing. Quark also uses another Global Graphics component to provide full-resolution preview for EPS files, permitting page elements to be positioned more precisely.
Global Graphics’ technology enables Presstek to offer output support for Presstek DI® Presses, highly automated digital offset presses. Presstek's DI® digital offset solutions bridge the gap between toner and conventional offset printing. They enable printers to meet demand for high- quality, short-run color printing with a fast turnaround time.
Global Graphics’ technology is at the heart of the HQ-510 RIP, a high-performance RIP for driving Screen’s Plate Setters. PixelStream Workflow Solution is a powerful, reliable, and integrated system that combines all the elements of a traditional digital pre-press workflow into a single economical unit for creating pages, trapping, rendering, imposing, and creating film or plates.
iSys Label is an innovative developer and manufacturer of Color LED and Inkjet printers. The combination of the iSys Label toner platform, Harlequin RIP software, and iSys’ imaging software has made iSys leaders and innovators through their ability to bring exciting new products to the market. The EDGE 850 and the APEX 1290 toner-based label printers are both powered by the Harlequin RIP. It provides the excellent color control required to ensure consistent color density throughout the print run.
Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho (TKS) of Japan use the Harlequin RIP to drive their inkjet newspaper press. The web fed JETLEADER 1500 is used for high-speed, full-color digital newspaper production, printing 600 x 600 dpi duplex at 150 metres per minute. TKS also makes use of in-RIP imposition, color management and trapping.