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Global Graphics Sponsors PDF And XML Production Parc At Drupa

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Centreville, VA, 8 April, 2008: Global Graphics is sponsoring the PDF and
XML Production Parc in the drupa innovation parc (dip) to showcase its
broad range of PDF, XPS and PostScript solutions for pre-press, proofing,
digital print and workflow applications.  On show (Hall 7, Stand 7.0D) will
be the latest version of the Harlequin RIP, the JDF-enabled Harlequin PLUS
Server RIP, which is the first graphic arts RIP to process PDF, PostScript
and the new XPS print format natively, as well as products created from
Global Graphics' new eDocument Library, including previews of new
technology for high speed transactional processing and transpromo printing.

Martin Bailey, Global Graphics' chief technology officer comments,  "The
theme of the PDF and XML Production Parc lends itself really well to the
pioneering work we have done in our RIP and electronic document technology.
Global Graphics was the first to provide a RIP with native support for both
PostScript and PDF to the graphic arts market and last September we added
native XPS processing when we released the Harlequin PLUS Server RIP to our
OEM partners.  What this means for print shops is that they won't need to
worry about which file formats they send to the RIP.  This is an important
advantage for those printers that either already process Microsoft files or
want to grow the corporate printing side of their business. Native
processing of file formats renders files more accurately and speedily
because there is no conversion to an intermediary format.

"Our new eDocument Library makes it possible to create a huge number of
custom applications for print and document workflows, whether it's adding
new file formats into existing workflows, providing the ability to convert
proprietary file formats into industry standard formats, or handling batch
conversions at high speeds for transactional and transpromo printing."

The eDocument Library provides powerful file format conversion,
manipulation, analysis and optimization capabilities with support for
industry standard Page Description Languages such as PostScript, PDF, PCL
and XPS as well as proprietary formats.

Global Graphics will also be participating in the JDF workflows planned for
the JDF Experience Parc which is adjacent to the PDF and XML Parc in Hall
7.

Companies using Global Graphics' technology that are exhibiting at drupa
include Hewlett Packard, Agfa, Kodak Graphic Communications Group, Screen,
Wasatch and Quark.

 

 

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