Global Graphics Software
Core technology for digital print


Fundamentals offers inkjet press manufacturers a quicker way to get their presses to market. It combines the software products that are essential to create your Digital Front End with the help of our Technical Services team.

Want an alternative to an Esko workflow for your new press?

Need to source the software for your Digital Front End but don’t know where to start?

Want to reduce your bill of materials without sacrificing quality or speed?

Need to avoid clustering and chaining with inkjet?



Create a truly customized, branded Digital Front End


Expert advice

Our Technical Services team provides experts when you need them


Easy integration

Achieve your cost, quality and speed objectives



The faster way to get your press to market



Choose the components you need for your press and customers

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Cost effective

Reduces your bill of materials

Fundamentals: a single source for the key software and services needed to bring your inkjet label and packaging presses to market.

License what you need

Start with a single module or buy the complete bundle.

  • Label Layout Station from HYBRID Software
  • CLOUDFLOW Fundamentals
  • ProofScope from HYBRID Software
  • Harlequin RIP®
  • Harlequin ColorPro™
  • ScreenPro™
BreakThrough Engineering Service

We know that every press, every application and every operating environment is different. You need experts at hand at the point when you need them. BreakThrough is our expert engineering service from our Technical Services team comprising color scientists, screening experts and RIP technologists. They provide the integration services that link Fundamentals together.
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“Fundamentals is the result of our interaction with inkjet press manufacturers who are pushing the boundaries of inkjet technology as they develop their new press. When they can’t solve the problem on their own we step in and help them out with our combination of best of breed software and our new BreakThrough engineering service.”

Martin Bailey, CTO, Global Graphics Software

A standalone multi-level screening engine that addresses in software many of the quality defects such as chaining and mottling, that can’t be corrected mechanically. Using the BreakThrough service, engineers from our Technical Services team measure test prints and process the results through Global Graphics’ new Digital Print Quality Optimizer tool. This calculates optimized patterning and overlaps for the various ink drop sizes available.

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CLOUDFLOW Fundamentals

An OEM version of HYBRID Software’s popular file management system that can be easily branded and customized to each press and is configured specifically for inkjet label and packaging workflows. From within CLOUDFLOW Fundamentals the file is RIPped and screening and color management can be applied.

Harlequin ColorPro

Provides consistent and predictable color for a wide range of design and creation workflows including Esko. Brand look up tables in a variety of color spaces meet the need for color fidelity and colors can be matched with conventional output for consistency across a brand presence. Support for industry standard ICC profiles, including device link and N-channel profiles.

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Harlequin RIP

Reputed for the quality of its output as well as its speed, the native PDF Harlequin RIP feeds output to the press at high-speed without comprising on quality. It handles variable data and short runs with ease and is integrated with CLOUDFLOW Fundamentals.
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Proof Scope

A soft proofer to verify before print separations, cut marks, bar codes, colors, dimensions and density.

Label Layout Station

Help your customers to get started by providing a complete workflow. With Label Layout Station they can estimate and plan single or multi-gang orders on roll to roll at the start of the print workflow.

Fundamentals news

New inkjet innovations on show at Labelexpo

24 Sep 2019

Labelexpo, Brussels, 24 September, 2019:  At Labelexpo (stand 9A15) Global Graphics Software is showing its suite of screening technologies which corrects quality defects that are common in inkjet output so that converters and print shops can run a higher…

New version of Fundamentals Digital Front End combines power with simplicity

17 Sep 2019

Submit label or folding carton jobs to a digital press in only a few steps Reduce errors with simple job management, keep control of color, and run at ultra-high-speed for jobs with variable data Cambridge UK, 17th September, 2019: Version 2.0 of Fundamen…

Harlequin RIP is the industry’s fastest print engine

Independent speed tests show that the Harlequin RIP delivers pages far in excess of the rated speeds of the industry's highest performing digital presses.

Working with you
Flexible and open commercial model

With Fundamentals you can license as many modules as you need or you can license the whole bundle which is less expensive than buying each item separately. Our Technical Services team ensures they integrate together effortlessly.

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

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