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News Release

25 January 2016

Global Graphics starts strategic business relationship with Roland DG

Global Graphics (Euronext: GLOG) , a leading developer and provider of software platforms for digital printing, including the Harlequin RIP®, announced today the start of a strategic business relationship with Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide.

Akihiro Sadaki, Executive Officer and Division President of R&D for Roland DG, said, “To add value to our Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP and print management software supplied with our inkjet printers and to provide our customers with the ability to efficiently handle ever larger and complicated color files, we are excited to announce that we are adopting Global Graphics’ Harlequin RIP® engine. We value their track record and proven performance in the commercial printing market, especially in high-end graphic arts.”

“Under the long-term partnership” Sadaki continued, “we will be able to collaborate with the experienced and talented team of Global Graphics engineers who specialize in color management and screening technology to provide solid support for our customers. This agreement will also allow us to reduce lead time for getting our products to market while holding down development and maintenance costs.”

Yoshiyuki Hagiwara, Representative Director of Global Graphics K.K., said, “With this partnership, I look forward to extending our color management technology into Roland DG’s next generation printing and cutting technologies. In addition to expanding the range of our business, I am confident that we will enhance our RIP technology further through collaboration with Roland DG.”

Harlequin RIP® is widely acknowledged to be the fastest RIP engine available on the market and is quickly becoming the technology of choice for an increasing number of digital press solutions due to its ability to deliver fast and accurate page output times far in excess of the rated speed of the industry’s leading print devices. Additional features that press vendors can choose to integrate include color management and screening.

Editors notes

About Global Graphics
Global Graphics (Euronext: GLOG) is a leading developer of software platforms on which our partners create solutions for digital printing, digital document and PDF applications. Customers include HP, Corel, Quark, Kodak and Agfa. The roots of the company go back to 1986 and to the iconic university town of Cambridge, and, today the majority of the R&D team is still based near here. There are also offices near Boston, Massachusetts and in Tokyo.

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About Roland DG Corporation
Roland DG Corporation is a leading manufacturer of products designed to help professionals and hobbyists transform their imagination into reality, including SOLJET, VersaCAMM, VersaUV and Texart series large-format inkjet devices, MDX milling and EGX engraving machines, CAMM-1 and STIKA vinyl cutters and MPX photo impact printers. In 2010, the company entered the healthcare market with Easy Shape DWX milling machines designed specifically for creating high-quality dental prosthetics. Roland DG also recently introduced the monoFab series of desktop 3D printers and milling machines for rapid prototyping and manufacturing. The company uses its proprietary cell production technology to manufacture products that are distributed worldwide.

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Jill Taylor/Global Graphics

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