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Highwater Expands OEM Agreement With Global Graphics

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

Cambridge UK; June 23, 2003 — HighWater Designs Ltd, a leading developer of prepress production technologies for the international market, has renewed its OEM agreement with Global Graphics Software for a further five years, and expanded the range of technologies that it licences from the company. Global Graphics Software (a subsidiary of Global Graphics SA is a leading developer and supplier of high-performance solutions for document creation, management and printing. Under the agreement, HighWater will license Windows 2000, XP and NT, plus Macintosh OSX versions of the latest Harlequin RIP- Eclipse Release with French, German, Japanese and Chinese GUI (graphical user interface) capability. Included is Global Graphics’ new automatic and feature-rich TrapPro trapping solution, and SetGoldPro and ColorPro plug-in utilities for the Harlequin RIP, providing easy to use and implement colour control for accurate proofing and printing applications. For the first time HighWater has also licensed Jaws PDF Creator and Jaws PDF Server, Global Graphics cost-effective and flexible PDF creation products. “Global Graphics has been an important and strategic development partner for us since 1996,” explains Graham Manders, Products Director, HighWater. “The company continues to develop leading-edge software components for both the Intel and Mac environments which we can easily integrate into our technologies and on which we can develop high performance solutions for prepress and production. The fact that they are able to provide us with such a broad spread of technology, such as PDF creation, viewing and manipulation in addition to the outstanding workflow capabilities of the RIP, means that we can add value for our customers at the front end of the pre-press process and give them the means to differentiate themselves.” HighWater’s range of imaging systems includes the established Platinum computer to plate (CTP) system (currently 300 installed worldwide) and the B2 Python violet laser CTP device launched last month. The Harlequin-based, HighWater Torrent RIP has built a strong reputation in the global market and the integration of Global Graphics sophisticated trapping, colour management, and localisation features allows the company to deliver a high-level of functionality to its commercial and newspaper sector customers. In addition to providing powerful core technologies based on a common underlying architecture to HighWater, Global Graphics also works closely with the company to support their efficient integration into HighWater’s products. Jim Freidah, Global Graphics Software’s chief operating officer says, “HighWater has been an OEM partner of ours for many years and we are really pleased that they continue to be a strong customer. The company is known worldwide for the quality of their cost-effective production solutions, and their ongoing commitment to us, and our expanding range of production tools is a tremendous vote of continued confidence. ”




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