Global Graphics-Based Colorburst Rip Chosen By Epson America
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Chicago IL, US 10 October 2004: The ColorBurst RIP, based on Global Graphics (Euronext: GLOG) Jaws RIP technology, has been chosen by Epson America Inc. to bundle with the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Professional Edition, Epson’s premier printing system for digital proofing, fine art and digital photography. The bundle – printer, RIP (for PC and Mac) and Epson Rendezvous Ethernet card - is being launched at Graph Expo. The launch underlines the increasing adoption of Global Graphics’ core technology components in digital printing applications. ColorBurst Systems (CSE, Inc.) has used the Jaws PostScript Language Level 3 and PDF 1.4 compatible Interpreter as the basis for the ColorBurst RIP for the past ten years. “We've been very pleased with the performance, reliability and the ‘under-the-hood’ controls of the Jaws Interpreter, says Larry Spevak, president of ColorBurst Systems.” “Its Device Class Interface gives us access to data elements to accurately perform complex color management, intercept PANTONE Colors, and intercept vector data that we use for contour cutting.” “The ColorBurst RIP that we provide to Epson is a Print Server to run from either a Mac OS X or Windows 2000/XP machine. The ColorBurst RIP for the EPSON Stylus Pro 4000 Professional Edition is locked to Epson medias. There is no means of adding additional Output ICC profiles, although, the user can edit ink curves and use their own Input ICC Profiles. The Epson ColorBurst RIP provides PANTONE Color Matching and is SWOP Certified for Epson Semimatte Proofing and Epson Premium Semimatte papers.” Global Graphics’ VP of worldwide sales and marketing, Bryan Hartong, comments, “We have enjoyed a very close working relationship with ColorBurst over the years and they have built a strong reputation in high-end color applications. The ColorBurst RIP for Epson is further example of a digital printing application where Global Graphics’ technology gives robust and reliable performance, and gives our customer the ability to create a solution tailored to the needs of his own market segments. Global Graphics’ RIP, workflow and color technology are used in a wide range of applications in the digital print market where equipment manufacturers are looking for the high-performance, quality output, speed and reliability that set us apart in the high-end graphic arts market.” Global Graphics develops technology for open document and print solutions and is a leading supplier of RIPs, PDF document, workflow and color solutions for OEMs, system integrators and software developers. In addition to the Jaws RIP Global Graphics is the company behind the Harlequin RIP and Jaws PDF technologies. The Jaws PostScript Interpreter has a broad range of applications, from file conversion to color proofing, and has a highly developed and very flexible API (Application Programming Interface). Global Graphics’ customers get full access to the graphics pipeline via the Device Class Interface - which is unique to Jaws - and can implement a wide variety of features such as custom screening, image enhancement algorithms, and color management. Support is provided for PostScript, and native interpretation of PDF files (without first converting the data to PostScript). As well as being the basis of many standalone OEM RIPs, the Jaws RIP is the core technology upon which Global Graphics PDF creation tools are built.