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The SmartDFE from Global Graphics PLC
The SmartDFE from Global Graphics PLC
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Harlequin 13 introduces a new tiling feature specifically for high-speed digital printing.jpg
Harlequin 13 introduces a new tiling feature specifically for high-speed digital printing.jpg
Harlequin 13 introduces a new tiling feature specifically for high-speed digital printing.
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 Ditch the disk with Direct
Ditch the disk with Direct
Direct is a new graphics pipeline that sends data directly to the printhead electronics without ever touching a disk.
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PrintFlat has removed banding
PrintFlat has removed banding
PrintFlat removes directional non-uniformity or banding from inkjet output to achieve fine granularity on single-pass and multi-pass applications.
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Before PrintFlat is applied
Before PrintFlat is applied
Before PrintFlat has removed directional non-uniformity or banding from inkjet output.
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PDF Processing Steps
PDF Processing Steps
PDF Processing Steps promises the ability to control technical marks without needing to analyze each file and create a different setup for each job.
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Print before PrintFlat™ is applied
Print before PrintFlat™ is applied
Print showing banding before PrintFlat™ has been applied.
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Print showing PrintFlat™ applied
Print showing PrintFlat™ applied
With PrintFlat™ applied.
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ScreenPro corrects the inkjet smile
ScreenPro corrects the inkjet smile
ScreenPro with PrintFlat technology reduces non-uniformity, commonly known as the inkjet smile.
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Uncorrected file
Uncorrected file
Uncorrected file
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Calibrated with ScreenPro
Calibrated with ScreenPro
Image showing file corrected with ScreenPro
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The Inkjet Smile
The Inkjet Smile
ScreenPro with PrintFlat technology reduces variations in ink density, commonly known as the inkjet smile.
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Advanced Inkjet Screen: Pearl
Advanced Inkjet Screen: Pearl
Counteract streaking on output from inkjet presses with Pearl, one of two new advanced inkjet screens from Global Graphics Software.
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Advanced Inkjet Screen: Mirror
Advanced Inkjet Screen: Mirror
Avoid orange peel mottle on poorly wettable substrates with Mirror, one of two new Advanced Inkjet Screens from Global Graphics Software.
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Harlequin RIP core
Harlequin RIP core
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Harlequin VariData schematic
Harlequin VariData schematic
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Multi-level screening - clean grid
Multi-level screening - clean grid
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Multi-level screening - uneven grid
Multi-level screening - uneven grid
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Guido van der Schueren
Guido van der Schueren
Chair of the Board
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Mike Rottenborn
Mike Rottenborn
Chief Executive Officer
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Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey
CTO, Global Graphics Software
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Tom Mooney
Tom Mooney
ScreenPro product manager
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Eric Worrall
Eric Worrall
Vice President of Products and Customer Success
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Videos

Digital press data rates, and why they matter
In this film, Martin Bailey, distinguished technologist at Global Graphics Software, explains how to determine how much raster image processor (RIP) power you need to drive a digital press by calculating the press data rate. It’s the best way of calculati…
Speed and Scalability: two things to consider when choosing a RIP for your digital inkjet press
If you’re building a digital press, or a digital front end (DFE) to drive a digital press, you want it to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible. As the trend towards printing short runs and personalization grows, especially in combination with in…
Connecting Print to a Smart Factory
Smart factories are designed to autonomously run the entire production process and this will include the print subsystems. However, adding print to these smart factories requires a rethink in the software and hardware stack. The Digital Front End (DFE) wi…
Mako™ webinar - Modernize your print infrastructure
Andy Cardy, Principal Engineer, and David Stevenson, Product Manager, give a demo of Mako™, the software developer’s Swiss Army knife for PDF application or workflows. In this session, they show you how to use Mako to modernize your print infrastructure …
Explainer: Ditch the disk: a new generation of RIPs to drive your digital press
In this film, product manager David Stevenson explains what happens when traditional print software designed for non-digital workflows handles vast amounts of data and how this is leading to a new generation of RIPs that ditch the disk and RIP print jobs …
Explainer: The Harlequin Core - the heart of your digital front end
The Harlequin Core converts text and image data from many file formats including PDF, TIFF™ or JPEG, into a format that a printing device such as an inkjet printhead, toner marking engine or laser plate-setter can understand. Proven in the field, with the…
Explainer: ScreenPro™ with PrintFlat™
A core part of the software required to drive your digital printer is the halftone screening engine. It determines the speed at which you can convert continuous tone image data into halftone for printing, which in turn impacts the productivity of the pres…
Mako: Print Software Engineer's Swiss Army knife
The print software engineer's Swiss Army knife, Mako™ has many ‘blades’, each one matching a job that you need to get done. Using its unique document object model, Mako’s C++ and C# APIs offer control over color, fonts, text, images, vector content, metad…
Explainer: Fundamentals™ from Global Graphics Software
Are you aiming your printer at the label and packaging market? Do you want to supply award-winning PDF creation and advanced workflow as standard with your product? Then you need Fundamentals™. Fundamentals bundles our Direct products with STEPZ and CLO…
Demo of Global Graphics Software's Press Operator Controller
The Press Operator Controller from Global Graphics Software is an example front end for controlling and monitoring Harlequin Direct™ instances and managing print jobs. In this short demonstration you will see its main features in action.
An overview of Mako™ SDK
Product manager David Stevenson presents the Mako™ SDK. David explains how using its unique document object model, Mako’s C++ and C# APIs offer control over color, fonts, text, images, vector content, metadata and more, combining precision with performanc…
SHARPEN THE SAW - A LIVE CODING DEMO USING MAKO™
There has never been a better time to take a break from deadlines and sharpen your development team’s metaphorical saw. Watch the live demo of Mako™, the software developer’s Swiss Army knife for PDF application or workflows. In this session we use codi…
Demo of Direct Benchmark™
In this video, product manager for Direct™ Ian Bolton demonstrates the Direct Benchmark™ tool. What PC specification do I need to drive my printer at full rated speed? Is the specification of the PC within our existing system good enough? These are quest…
Demo of Global Graphics Software's Job Cost Estimator
There are many costs that can impact your profitability when running a production digital press, from power consumption to the substrate you’re printing on. One of the most variable costs is ink consumption, which often varies from job to job and therefor…
New developer kit gives complete control over prepress files
Mako is a multi-platform technology for creating, interrogating, manipulating and visualizing PDF documents, offering precise control over color, fonts, images, vector content and more. In this video, Global Graphics product manager David Stevenson gives …

Presentations

Streaming print data directly to printhead electronics
Sending print data directIy to the printhead electronics makes it possible to achieve blistering speeds even with variable data when every item is different. Can you maintain optimum quality too? The benefit is significantly improved productivity because …
Correct color on inkjet means uniform color; profiles are not enough
This presentation, made at the recent Fespa 2019 in Munich, shares some of the insights and advances we’ve achieved over the last few years as we’ve worked with many inkjet press vendors to increase their output quality.
Has inkjet really achieved offset quality?
From about the middle of last year, the consensus seemed to be that inkjet had finally attained the same quality as offset lithography or flexography. How has that consensus been reached when the areas that inkjet still finds difficult are things like lar…
The best of both worlds - High quality, reliability and speed
Is it really possible to achieve blistering speeds with variable data and maintain optimum quality? How do you keep the presses running with no waiting time when every printed piece is different from the next? How do you mitigate artifacts like banding, o…
Introducing ScreenPro™ with PrintFlat™
ScreenPro offers high-speed halftone screening & quality improvement for inkjet printers and presses
Global Graphics IJCUSA 2018 - Avoiding the orange peel
At the recent Inkjet Conference in Chicago Global Graphics CTO Martin Bailey provided an update on mitigating texture artifacts on inkjet presses using halftone screens: streaking, coalescence, tone steps and the dreaded orange peel mottling.
Avoiding the orange peel - The IJC 2017
Global Graphics CTO Martin Bailey presents an update on mitigating texture artifacts on inkjet presses using halftone screens: streaking, coalescence, tone steps and the dreaded orange peel mottling. But improved screening reveals other imperfections, a b…
What Customers Want
Gary Fry, CEO at Global Graphics, presents 'What the Customer Wants - how software choices affect the performance of your press.' at the IMI Ink Jet Printing Conference 2017.
Intelligent software is as important a component of your digital press as any hardware
Intelligent software makes a huge difference to the commercial success of your inkjet press. That's the message that Martin Bailey, CTO at Global Graphics Software, discusses at the annual Inkjet Conference on 5th and 6th October 2016.
Fundamentals for Label and Packaging; Labelexpo 2016
Today the inkjet industry is exploring how to achieve optimal, repeatable image quality. Brand owners expect high-quality output across all their communication channels. Yet many press manufacturers are frustrated that they are not able to achieve the q…
A breakthrough in inkjet quality - Harlequin Multi-Level Digital Screening
Harlequin Multi-Level Digital Screening is a new technology from Global Graphics Software. It has been specially developed so you can print confidently on challenging media and at higher speed, allowing you to expand into higher quality (higher margin) ap…
Better ways to make PDF and PDF/VT for direct mailing
There are lots of guides on how to design direct mail jobs to increase response rates but nothing to help with the actual construction of a PDF for optimal production. Yet in 2011 an Infotrends study found that 85% of print service providers use PDF for …
RIPping through data - Challenges faced in the digital front end
"The challenge isn't just to be fast enough", says Global Graphics' chief technology officer, Martin Bailey. "The real challenge is to achieve that goal without incurring an uneconomically high cost for the bill of materials to buil…
RIPping through data - Challenges faced in the digital front end
"The challenge isn’t just to be fast enough", says Global Graphics' chief technology officer, Martin Bailey. "The real challenge is to achieve that goal without incurring an uneconomically high cost for the bill of materials to build th…