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30 January 2024
Global Graphics Software extends strategic business partnership with Japanese print OEM for a further five years

Global Graphics Software, a Hybrid Software Group company and developer of smart software components for print OEMs and independent service vendors, has extended its strategic business partnership with a leading Japanese manufacturer of digital inkjet printers for a further five years. The partnership was initially forged in 2016 when the company integrated Global Graphics Software’s …

11 January 2024
Global Graphics Software granted US patent for searching and modifying outlined text in a PDF file

New method for identifying, tagging or replacing outlined or converted text offers a breakthrough for brand owners who want to maintain control over their artwork. Global Graphics Software, a Hybrid Software Group company and developer of the Harlequin RIP® and the SmartDFE™ platform, has been granted a US patent (Patent No. 202 3030 6188 A1) …

7 September 2023
Hybrid Software Group’s Global Graphics granted US patent for AI-enabled Smart Digital Front End software

Global Graphics Software, a Hybrid Software Group company and leading developer of intelligent software components and Digital Front Ends (DFEs) for manufacturers of digital printers, has been granted a US patent (Patent No. 11,720,769) for “Methods and Systems for Enhancing Raster Image Processing Using Artificial Intelligence”. This patented technology has already been embodied in Global …

30 August 2023
Global Graphics Software’s SmartDFE wins PRINTING United Alliance 2023 Pinnacle Product Award for Technology

Cambridge, UK, 30th August 2023: SmartDFE™, Global Graphics Software’s powerful Digital Front End for high-speed industrial inkjet presses, has been awarded a coveted 2023 Pinnacle Product Award for Technology from the PRINTING United Alliance. The Pinnacle Awards honor the development of technologies judged to be truly innovative and expected to have a significant impact on …

2 August 2023
Global Graphics Software appoints Lawrence Geere as OEM Sales Manager, EMEA

Cambridge, UK, 2 August 2023: Global Graphics Software, a Hybrid Software Group company and leading developer of intelligent software components and Digital Front Ends (DFEs) for manufacturers of digital printers, has appointed Lawrence Geere as OEM Sales Manager, EMEA. Lawrence will work closely with the company’s OEM customers to enable them to maximize the potential …

6 June 2023
New release of Mako Core unleashes the power of intelligent print solutions

Mako Core SDK empowers developers to build creative and innovative print solutions across cloud, desktop, and mobile platforms. Global Graphics Software announces the release of Mako Core™ version 7.0, a groundbreaking update to the popular SDK aimed at developers who create document processing and manipulation capabilities for print applications. Global Graphics Software is a wholly …

1 September 2022
Global Graphics closes last link in DFE chain with SmartMedia™ color management at Labelexpo Americas

SmartMedia technology creates a library of predefined media definitions describing all the settings needed to get perfect color and quality On booth 3015 Hall B Global Graphics Software will show the SmartDFE™ processing fully variable data at blistering speeds and communicating out to the wider print factory Cambridge (UK), 1 September 2022: Global Graphics Software, …

3 August 2022
Hybrid Software Group’s Global Graphics granted US patent for methods to add late breaking data into PDF design files prior to print

Cambridge UK 3rd August, 2022: Global Graphics Software, a Hybrid Software Group (Euronext: HYSG) company, has been granted a US patent for “Methods and systems for indicating and replacing missing element(s) in print job files prior to printing” (United States Patent No. 11334302B1) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Global Graphics Software is …

30 June 2022
Hybrid Software Group’s Global Graphics Software granted US patent for variable data optimization

Method for organizing collections of pages efficiently through a RIP farm. Cambridge UK, 30 June, 2022: Global Graphics Software, a Hybrid Software Group (Euronext: HYSG) company, has been granted a US patent for “Methods and systems for organizing variable data documents including those with long repeat lengths” (United States Patent No. 11,334,303) by the United …

27 April 2022
Global Graphics Software and APS Engineering create an OPC UA-enabled ink delivery system for networked inkjet printers

Global Graphics Software, a leading developer of innovative software components for digital print, has partnered with APS Engineering to create an OPC UA-enabled ink delivery system to communicate with any aspect of an industrial inkjet ecosystem. Its development means that the printer can be monitored remotely from an iPad or from a browser on the …

10 February 2022
Hybrid Software Group’s Global Graphics Software granted US patent for PrintFlat technology

Groundbreaking software mitigates artifacts in the inkjet printing process Cambridge UK, 10 February 2022: Global Graphics Software, a Hybrid Software Group (Euronext: HYSG) company, has been granted a US patent for “Systems and methods for printer density compensation and stability” (Patent 11,167,549) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent relates to the …

3 February 2022
SmartDFE connects print to automated manufacturing lines

InPrint Munich – 15 – 17 March 2022 – Stand 2564 Preview Global Graphics Software gives live demos of the smart digital front end (DFE) showing how print integrates into production lines Cambridge, 3rd February 2022: At InPrint Munich, Global Graphics Software (stand 2564) will be presenting SmartDFE™, a full software and hardware stack that …

20 January 2022
Global Graphics Software appoints OEM sales manager for Asia-Pacific region

A new era begins for Global Graphics Software with local representation in China with the appointment of OEM Sales Manager, Bob Zhang Global Graphics Software, a leading developer of innovative technology for digital print, has appointed Bob Zhang as manager of OEM sales for Asia Pacific. The appointment is part of plans to further expand …

28 October 2021
Hybrid Software Group acquires ColorLogic GmbH

Cambridge (UK), 28 October 2021 (17:45 CEST): Hybrid Software Group PLC (Euronext: HYSG) (the “Company”) announces today that on 27 October 2021 it acquired the entire issued share capital of ColorLogic GmbH (“ColorLogic”), a company with its registered office in Rheine, Germany. ColorLogic was founded in 2002 and has developed an extensive portfolio of color …

27 September 2021
Global Graphics Software honored with 2021 Pinnacle Intertech Award

The Company is recognized for the third time in four years Cambridge UK and Sarasota FL, September 27, 2021: Global Graphics Software, the developer of the Harlequin RIP®, has been awarded a 2021 Pinnacle InterTech Award from PRINTING United Alliance, for Direct™, the software that drives data directly to inkjet printhead electronics giving unprecedented speed …

21 September 2021
Global Graphics connects label printing to the smart factory at Label Congress

At Label Congress (29-30 September, Chicago) all four Global Graphics group companies – Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron – are exhibiting together for the first time (booth 35) to present their full range of solutions for digital label printing, including their new SmartDFE™. SmartDFE™ is the first product co-developed by all …

4 August 2021
Peter Kushnieruk joins Global Graphics Software’s US sales team

Sarasota, Florida, August 4th, 2021: Global Graphics Software, a leading developer of innovative technology for digital print, has appointed Peter Kushnieruk as manager of OEM sales for the Americas. He joins Paul Hagen to strengthen the US team as part of expansion plans for North and Latin America. Mr. Kushnieruk has over 30 years’ experience …

19 April 2021
Global Graphics group launches SmartDFE for labels and packaging

Designed to be the heart of a fully automated manufacturing system Global Graphics announces its first product co-developed by all group companies today. Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron have all collaborated to create a smart DFE for labels and packaging applications to transform the role of the digital press in the …

7 April 2021
Global Graphics Software joins OPC Foundation

Connecting print to smart factories requires you to talk their language Global Graphics Software has joined the OPC Foundation, the organization responsible for the development and maintenance of the OPC (Open Platform Communications) Industrial Interoperability Standard. Global Graphics Software is the developer of award-winning components used in digital printing systems which are increasingly part of …

10 February 2021
Full Speed Ahead guide to VDP is updated to include new international standards

Second edition published today. Cambridge, 10 February 2021:  A second edition of the popular guide to variable data printing ‘Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press’ is published today by Global Graphics. It has been updated to include several new International Standards that were published towards …

29 January 2021
Global Graphics premieres a trio of product films at Page 2021 Online

Cambridge, UK,  29 January 2021: Global Graphics’ Tokyo office will be exhibiting at Page 2021 Online, a virtual event organized by the Japan Association of Graphics Arts Technology, and unveiling a trio of product explainer films.  They focus on the company’s powerful technologies for inkjet, as well as Mako™ the developer toolkit that is used …

30 November 2020
Global Graphics companies showcase innovation at Printing Expo online

  Cambridge, UK, 30th November 2020: Global Graphics companies, Meteor Inkjet, Xitron and Global Graphics Software, are among the first wave of exhibitors at Printing Expo online, a new virtual exhibition that opens today where exhibition stands are rendered out to real physical dimensions to give visitors an immersive experience 365 days of the year. …

4 November 2020
Mimaki creates new, improved RIP “Rasterlink™7” with Harlequin

Cambridge, UK, 4 November, 2020:  Global Graphics® Software has licensed the Harlequin RIP to Mimaki Engineering, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, cutting plotters, and 3D modeling machines, to create the new RIP software RasterLink7 that will be available with Mimaki printers worldwide from December 2020. Mimaki printers are used by sign and graphics, …

28 October 2020
MUTOH creates new generation RIP based on Harlequin technology

Agreement covers all major inkjet models  Cambridge, UK 28 Oct, 2020:  Global Graphics® Software has licensed the Harlequin Host Renderer to MUTOH, the Japanese manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and sign cutting plotters, in a contract spread over multiple years. The agreement includes licensing Global Graphics’ new Opal Advanced Inkjet Screens™ to provide high-quality …

5 October 2020
Global Graphics Software on a winning streak

Global Graphics Software, a leading developer of core technology for digital print including the Harlequin RIP®, has won a 2021 Buyers Lab (BLI) Outstanding Innovation award in Production Print from Keypoint Intelligence for its Direct range.  Direct is a new graphics pipeline that sends data directly to the inkjet printhead electronics, removing the intermediate step …

8 September 2020
Lucky 13 for the new release of the Harlequin RIP

Industry’s fastest RIP adds new features for large-scale output such as décor, textiles and corrugated packaging Innovative new features, including automatic tiling for processing large-scale output at high speed, and extended Advanced Inkjet Screens™, for enhanced image quality, are introduced in a major new release of the Harlequin RIP® today by developers Global Graphics Software. …

18 August 2020
Global Graphics powers Miyakoshi’s high-speed digital press

Japanese manufacturer looks to roll out Global Graphics’ technology across all digital presses. Global Graphics® Software has licensed Fundamentals™ to Miyakoshi Printing Machinery Co. Ltd. to create a new software engine for the Miyakoshi MJP20AXW high-speed, high-resolution digital press for commercial and transactional applications. The new engine will be available in presses launched at the …

28 July 2020
Mako adds value to Racami transactional workflow

PDF files from multiple sources are “cleaned up” seamlessly before onward multi-channel processing.   Global Graphics Software has licensed its Mako™ SDK to Racami, the authors of the Alchem-e™ customer communications management platform (CMM). Mako converts incoming documents into PDF and optimizes these files for onward processing through multiple delivery channels such as email, web …

11 June 2020
Global Graphics collaborates with Inèdit on digital textile production

Global Graphics Software, developers of core technology for digital printing, is collaborating with Inèdit, the authors of neoStampa, the most popular RIP software for textile digital printing, to create an enhanced PDF engine for textile workflows. NeoStampa is compatible with most digital devices sold into the textile market including from vendors such as Mutoh, Epson, …

13 May 2020
Full speed ahead to accelerate your variable print productivity

New independent guide contains tips and tricks for all involved in variable data printing 13th May 2020: Everyone in the digital print supply chain can speed the production of variable data printing (VDP) jobs thanks to a new independent guide to the “dos and don’ts” of optimizing PDF files for the fastest, most efficient processing by …

6 May 2020
WEBINAR: Full speed ahead for PDFs used in variable data printing

Cambridge, 6th May 2020: The use of variable data has increased exponentially over the past five years and is emerging in new applications such as industrial inkjet. Yet poorly designed variable data PDF files disrupt production and reduce ROI. Join the webinar hosted by Global Graphics Software’s CTO Martin Bailey, the author of Full Speed …

28 April 2020
Global Graphics unveils new class of software to power the next generation of faster, wider, high-resolution digital presses

Direct™ unlocks the potential of digital presses by driving print jobs directly to the printhead electronics giving unprecedented speed and image quality First fully integrated product line from Global Graphics Designed to be part of a fully automated print solution, supporting Industry 4.0 telematics and integration with digital press controllers and MIS systems Cambridge, UK, …

21 April 2020
Global Graphics Software wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Cambridge, UK, 21st April 2020: Cambridge-based Global Graphics Software, a leading developer of core technology for digital print, has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Company has been recognised for its excellence in innovation and is one of 220 organisations nationally to receive a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Global Graphics Software’s award …

19 March 2020
Global Graphics accelerates drupa product announcements

Cambridge UK, 19 March 2020: Global Graphics‘ companies Global Graphics Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron are accelerating their drupa product launches despite the postponement of the show and the pre-drupa media conference that precedes it. “We stand shoulder to shoulder with our industry colleagues, partners and employees during this difficult period and look forward to …

8 November 2019
Global Graphics acquires prepress workflow & RIP developer Xitron, LLC

Looks to leverage digital print strategy while capitalizing on established market share.

24 September 2019
New inkjet innovations on show at Labelexpo

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 proportion of jobs digitally, confident that their customer will pay for them. PrintFlat™ and the ScreenPro™ screening engine have been developed to overcome streaking, mottling and banding artifacts. Particularly affected are flat tints such as blue sky and some flesh tones, …

24 September 2019
Harlequin provides power to the HP Pavilion at Labelexpo

Labelexpo, Brussels, 24th September, 2019: All HP Indigo presses in the Pavilion at Labelexpo Europe are powered by the Harlequin RIP inside the HP Production Pro for Indigo Labels and Packaging which has become the default digital front end for the full product range.  The HP Production Pro drives the new HP Indigo 6900 as well as the HP Indigo 8000, the HP Indigo 20000 and the HP …

17 September 2019
New version of Fundamentals Digital Front End combines power with simplicity

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 Fundamentals™, the simple toolkit for building Digital Front Ends, will be previewed at …

12 September 2019
Show of industry support for labels and packaging standard

ISO PDF Processing Steps backed by major players Cambridge, UK, 12th September, 2019: Major players in the label and package printing industries are united behind the ISO standard for PDF Processing Steps which standardizes how technical marks are included in PDF files, to aid increased automation and reduce handling errors. PDF Processing Steps (ISO 19593‐1) is designed for labels …

26 July 2019
Global Graphics Software receives coveted InterTech award for second year in a row

PrintFlat™ deemed innovative and to have significant impact on the industry by the judging panel  Cambridge UK and Sarasota FL, 26 July, 2019: PrintFlat™, the software developed by Global Graphics Software to remove banding in inkjet printing, has been awarded a Printing Industries of America InterTech™ Technology Award.  This award places Global Graphics Software in the rare position of having its technology honored for two consecutive years.  Justin Bailey, managing director of Global Graphics Software, says, “this is a truly outstanding …

12 June 2019
New inkjet innovations on show at Labelexpo 2019

Cambridge, 12 June 2019:  At Labelexpo (stand 9A15) Global Graphics Software will be 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 proportion of jobs digitally, confident that their customer will pay for them. The ScreenPro™ screening engine, Advanced Inkjet Screens™ and …

14 May 2019
Durst’s Print Workflow gets ready for PrintFlat

Global Graphics Software and Durst’s system integrators, Prepress Digital, have worked together to prepare the Durst Print Workflow for PrintFlat™, the ground-breaking screening software that smooths out inkjet printhead non-uniformity. Durst are exhibiting the Symphony workflow at FESPA stand B4-J10. PrintFlat mitigates the variations that can occur when a print-bar is first built and as …

9 May 2019
New features for labels and packaging in latest Harlequin release

The latest update to the Harlequin RIP®, Version 12.1, the print engine that drives the industry’s highest performing digital presses, is announced today by developers Global Graphics Software. Harlequin Version 12.1 introduces additional features for labels and packaging workflows, notably support for the new ISO standard for processing technical marks, and expanded support for systems …

6 March 2019
Roland DG adds PDF 2.0 compatibility to wide format devices

Roland DG’s RIP and Print Management Software “VersaWorks 6” Upgrade Launched The latest Harlequin® RIP OEM to offer upgrades compatible with the ISO PDF 2.0 standard is Roland DG with its VersaWorks 6 RIP and print management software. The Harlequin RIP was the first major PDF RIP for production printing to offer compatibility with the …

14 February 2019
New online service calibrates inkjet presses in minutes

·        Unveiled at Hunkeler Innovationdays, the www.printflat.com portal enables presses to be calibrated with a simple upload ·        Powered by PrintFlat™ technology that smooths out printhead non-uniformity or banding PrintFlat™, the ground-breaking screening software that mitigates banding in inkjet output, will be unveiled as an online service for press …

14 February 2019
Neuer Online-Service kalibriert Tintenstrahldruckmaschinen innerhalb von Minuten

·        Das Portal www.printflat.com feierte seine Premiere auf den Hunkeler Innovationdays. Es ermöglicht die Kalibrierung von Druckmaschinen mit einem einfachen Upload. ·        Es ist ausgestattet mit der Technologie von PrintFlat™, die Ungleichförmigkeit oder Streifenbildung von Druckköpfen beseitigt. PrintFlat™, die bahnbrechende Screening-Software zur Reduzierung von Streifenbildung beim Druckergebnis von Tintenstrahldruckern, …