Global Graphics Software
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News Release

3 February 2022

SmartDFE connects print to automated manufacturing lines

InPrint Munich – 15 – 17 March 2022 – Stand 2564


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 adds print to the fully automated smart factory. Co-developed by Hybrid Software Group companies – ColorLogic, Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron – SmartDFE provides everything needed to add print to an industrial production environment. It supports Industry 4.0 telematics and MIS integration and includes connectivity with automated manufacturing lines via OPC UA.

SmartDFE brings together the creation of optimized print-ready PDF files; workflow and job automation to connect with enterprise IT systems; RIPping; screening; optimized image quality; and, via Harlequin Direct™, it drives the print data directly to the printheads at blistering speeds through Meteor software and electronics, or through Xitron’s Navigator DFE platform. It meets the need for fully variable data, gives complete control of the print workflow, and provides valuable information for QA and inspection, press maintenance, and stock control.

In addition, the company will be showing Harlequin® and ScreenPro™, the fastest RIP and Screening technology in the market.

A conference runs alongside the exhibition and Global Graphics Software’s VP of products and services, Eric Worrall, will be presenting: ‘A smart factory needs a smart digital front end’ at 15:50 hrs on Wednesday, 16th March 2022.

SmartDFE™ is designed to be the heart of a fully automated manufacturing system and transform the role of the digital press in the smart print factory of the future.

About Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics Software is a leading developer of platforms for digital printing, including the Harlequin RIP®, SmartDFE™, ScreenPro™, Fundamentals™ , Mako
and Direct™. Customers include HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Kodak and AgfaThe 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 there. Global Graphics Software is a subsidiary of Hybrid Software Group PLC
(Euronext: HYSG).


Paula Halpin, PR & Marketing Manager, Global Graphics Software  |  Tel: +44 (0)1223 926017


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