Global Graphics Software
Innovative core technology for digital print

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The fastest performance possible for your variable data print jobs
Harlequin VariData greatly accelerates the printing of variable data jobs that were saved either as PDF/VT or as regular PDF. It is one of the unique features of the Harlequin Host Renderer that gives it amazing power and productivity.
 
VDP jobs put unique pressures on your digital front end; if every page is different then every page must be rendered ... at engine speed or faster. So it must process variable jobs as efficiently as possible, to ensure that the digital press runs at rated speed without the bill of materials (BoM) for the DFE being disproportionately high in comparison to the cost of the press itself. With Harlequin as the engine driving your press you can be assured you’ll get the fastest performance possible, whether it’s for jobs heavy with live transparency or variable vector graphics and images.

Harlequin VariData comes in two forms, providing maximum benefit from any post-RIP recomposition technology you may have, but also delivering acceleration entirely within the RIP if that's what you need.

Harlequin VariData intelligently recognizes variable data and static backgrounds in personalized print, direct mail and transpromo jobs enabling them to be greatly accelerated, even if the PDF file was not constructed very efficiently.

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Supports PDF/VT

Provides infrastructure for an OEM to build a PDF/VT compliant solution. Harlequin OEMs have been shipping DFEs supporting PDF/VT since IPEX 2010

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Manage rasters post-RIP

Supports an external mode where rasters are managed and merged post-RIP using vendor-supplied technology

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VDP optimization

In an internal mode it provides an easy entry for digital press vendors into VDP optimization by caching and merging all rasters within the RIP itself

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Fastest print engine

Together with multi-threading, Harlequin Parallel Pages and native 64 bit application is one of the features that makes Harlequin the fastest print engine available

With Harlequin as the engine driving your press you can be assured you’ll get the fastest performance possible, whether it’s for jobs heavy with live transparency or variable vector graphics and images.

Working with you

Here at Global Graphics Software we understand how difficult it can be to get started on your digital print journey, and so our Technical Services team is ready to offer free expert advice and help.

Dedicated experts in RIP and screening technology, principal software engineers and color scientists, all with decades of real-world experience, are ready to guide you through the process of selecting the right software components and then successfully implementing them into your press.

We pride ourselves on offering a personal, friendly service and work with you to ensure the fastest time to market.