Global Graphics Software
Smart software components for Print OEMs and ISVs

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The SmartDFE from Hybrid Software Group
The SmartDFE from Hybrid Software Group
Size 922 KB
Dimensions 2444 × 1206
Harlequin 13 introduces a new tiling feature specifically for high-speed digital printing
Harlequin 13 introduces a new tiling feature specifically for high-speed digital printing
Harlequin 13 introduces a new tiling feature specifically for high-speed digital printing.
Size 735 KB
Dimensions 1772 × 1317
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.
Size 2,030 KB
Dimensions 3000 × 2250
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.
Size 1,010 KB
Dimensions 2362 × 1294
Before PrintFlat is applied
Before PrintFlat is applied
Before PrintFlat has removed directional non-uniformity or banding from inkjet output.
Size 1,580 KB
Dimensions 2362 × 1294
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.
Size 84.2 KB
Dimensions 510 × 546
Print before PrintFlat™ is applied
Print before PrintFlat™ is applied
Print showing banding before PrintFlat™ has been applied.
Size 408 KB
Dimensions 1609 × 1123
Print showing PrintFlat™ applied
Print showing PrintFlat™ applied
With PrintFlat™ applied.
Size 1,050 KB
Dimensions 1619 × 1214
ScreenPro corrects the inkjet smile
ScreenPro corrects the inkjet smile
ScreenPro with PrintFlat technology reduces non-uniformity, commonly known as the inkjet smile.
Size 88.1 KB
Dimensions 1331 × 291
Uncorrected file
Uncorrected file
Uncorrected file.
Size 5,410 KB
Dimensions 5326 × 3551
Calibrated with ScreenPro
Calibrated with ScreenPro
Image showing file corrected with ScreenPro.
Size 6,370 KB
Dimensions 5279 × 3519
The Inkjet Smile
The Inkjet Smile
ScreenPro with PrintFlat technology reduces variations in ink density, commonly known as the inkjet smile.
Size 640 KB
Dimensions 5209 × 4167
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.
Size 2,040 KB
Dimensions 3004 × 5433
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.
Size 635 KB
Dimensions 3000 × 2205
Harlequin RIP core
Harlequin RIP core
Size 227 KB
Dimensions 1780 × 812
Harlequin VariData schematic
Harlequin VariData schematic
Size 399 KB
Dimensions 1800 × 1054
Multi-level screening - clean grid
Multi-level screening - clean grid
Size 147 KB
Dimensions 250 × 251
Multi-level screening - uneven grid
Multi-level screening - uneven grid
Size 32.9 KB
Dimensions 654 × 654

People

Justin Bailey
Justin Bailey
Managing Director
Size 9,290 KB
Dimensions 2760 × 3249
Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey
Consultant
Size 2,250 KB
Dimensions 1181 × 1402
Eric Worrall
Eric Worrall
Vice President of Products and Customer Success
Size 11,100 KB
Dimensions 2760 × 3249
Tom Mooney
Tom Mooney
ScreenPro product manager
Size 1,610 KB
Dimensions 1181 × 1402
Peter Goodwin
Peter Goodwin
Group Finance Director and Company Secretary
Size 9,950 KB
Dimensions 2760 × 3249
Ben Gilbert
Ben Gilbert
Engineering Manager
Size 9,150 KB
Dimensions 2760 × 3249

Videos

Inkjet printing in smart manufacturing: driving mass customization and sustainability
Find out more about the challenges and opportunities that inkjet printing will bring to smart manufacturing - from mass customization to being more sustainable. Smart factories are designed to autonomously run the entire production process and this will…
Maximizing press productivity: the crucial role of predictable print jobs in achieving top speeds
The print market is increasingly moving to digital. Digital presses are getting faster, wider, higher resolution with extended gamut color becoming common place. Digital presses are also moving towards fully variable data with mass-produced personalized o…
Choosing a Digital Front End for your high-speed, single-pass, roll-to-roll inkjet press
The Digital Front End (DFE) is a crucial component in inkjet printing solutions, acting as the nerve center that controls and coordinates the entire printing process. This film explores the role of the DFE in various aspects of inkjet printing, including …
See the SmartDFE at Fespa 2022, Berlin
Justin Bailey, managing director at Global Graphics Software, highlights SmartDFE at the Fespa 2022 exhibition in Berlin. SmartDFE is a full software and hardware stack that gives you everything you need to add print to the fully automated smart factory. …
Smart QI - the quality inspection system for high-speed digital printing
As the use of variable data, press speeds and resolutions grows, the need to inspect the print for defects before it comes off the press and goes into finishing and converting is essential. In this film, David Stevenson, product manager for Mako™ chats t…
How to meet the challenge of printing vast amounts of data at speed with traditional print workflows
If you're looking for software to power your first or next digital press, it will need the right kind of software engine that isn't based on disk technology and drives your digital press electronics directly. In this film, product manager Ian Bolton expl…
Variable data printing and Harlequin VariData
Global Graphics Software's distinguished technologist Martin Bailey explains what variable data printing is, how it works, and why Harlequin RIPs with Harlequin VariData™ in them can help you build a digital front end (DFE) for a digital press that will d…
Working with spot colors in Harlequin Core
In this film, distinguished technologist Martin Bailey demonstrates how to work with spot colors in Harlequin Core. Martin offers useful tips and tricks and uses sample files and configurations to demonstrate: - Separation and Emulation - Adjusting Emulat…
Vector-based transparency flattening with Mako Core
Mako product manager David Stevenson gives a short demonstration of the vector transparency flattening feature in Mako Core. Read more about vector-based transparency flattening on our blog: How to retain print quality with vector-based transparency fla…
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…
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…
Tom Mooney at TheIJC.com
Tom Mooney will be discussing 'The best of both worlds' at TheIJC.com, 12.15 pm on 16th October. Is it really possible to achieve blistering speeds with variable data and maintain optimum quality? How do you keep presses running with no waiting time when …
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…

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…