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

Digital Labels and Packaging

With the Harlequin Host Renderer at the heart of your printing press you can create exceptional quality output that will meet brand owners' exacting requirements for representing their products.

That's because Harlequin enables you to achieve accurate brand colors and consistent color from the first to the last print.

And with Harlequin you can build digital front ends (DFEs) for your label and packaging presses without incurring high costs and minimize the bill of materials for the DFE vs. the cost of the press.

Plus with an increase in special product offers, time-limited and regionally adapted ranges, today's label and packaging printers are under even more pressure to produce top quality variable content quickly and efficiently. Harlequin drives the fastest presses in the industry and handles variable data at high speed.

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Exceptional color management and screening

We know you need exceptional color management and color matching to satisfy your customers’ requirements. Harlequin ColorPro™ provides excellent color process control, giving accurate, consistent and predictable color reproduction for a wide range of workflows. Combined with the Harlequin Screening Engine, you can be assured of high quality labels and packaging. Every time.

Your first choice for digital labels

You need consistent and reliable performance with high-quality output. Handling large amounts of data at speed and short runs are evolving issues. How do you achieve this performance without without making the DFE too expensive? With Global Graphics as your development partner you can be sure of the technical versatility and the commercial flexibility that will make your new press a success.

Variable Data Printing

Harlequin VariData™ gives you significant performance increases on processing PDF/VT and variable content in regular PDF files. It uses a unique method of intelligently recognizing repeated content and responds to changes in variable data usage.

At a glance checklist

  • Supports brand-color lookup databases in a variety of color spaces to ensure you meet brand owners’ requirements on color fidelity
  • Match colors with conventional output
  • Fully supported for industry standard ICC profiles (including device link and N-channel profiles)
  • Proven in flexo printing
  • Handle variable data and short runs with ease
  • Choose from a range of off-the-shelf or custom screens, including highly customisable multi-level halftones
  • Compatible with Esko workflows

Greater Speed

Harlequin Parallel Pages™ allows the RIP to process one page while it’s still rendering the previous one. It greatly extends multi-threading support, so you can use both your workstation and server-grade multi-core CPUs more efficiently.

See what’s new for Labels and Packaging in Harlequin Host Renderer 11

• Export technical separations • Support for Cross Modulated Flexo Screening • Override overprints for white and varnish and metallics • More controls for variable data printing • Force knockout of blacks for better legibility on UV inkjet
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Working with you

Every customer is unique

Global Graphics is not just a RIP supplier - a close development partnership is critical to achieving your goals and we engage early with you in the pre-planning process and work with you to optimize performance within your environment. Support is important to us and we closely integrate our teams with yours to fine-tune the RIP to particular use cases.

Flexible and open commercial model

We work with you to support your business goals and pride ourselves on our flexibility to match your requirements. We are open to discuss pricing models, such as per device pricing, which allows you to increase the number of RIPs required or set a number of RIPs per customer.

iSys Label and Harlequin RIP™ - Case Study

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