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Global Graphics Software - IPEX Preview

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Cambridge, UK; March 7, 2002 - At IPEX 2002 Global Graphics(R) Software, a division of Global Graphics (Nasdaq Europe: GLGR, Euronext: GLOG) and a leading developer and manufacturer of electronic document management solutions, will present the latest developments in its broad range of production technologies for graphic arts industry OEMs, system integrators and value added resellers. In addition, IPEX will see the international debut of Jaws PDF Courier?, Global Graphics' highly configurable tool for customized delivery of print-ready electronic documents. Global Graphics Software develops flexible and open technologies and solutions designed to maximize print and document creation, management, production and cross-media publishing within the high-end prepress sector and the mid-market corporate sector. IPEX highlights include: Harlequin(R) RIP Technologies The latest Harlequin RIP version 5.5 will be demonstrated featuring an improved in-RIP trapping option, a media saving module to handle automatic scatter-proofing and an InFlight Checker Tool. The industry-leading Harlequin RIP, targeted at high-end color pre-press, computer-to-plate and digital press applications, features a sophisticated and modular system architecture which gives OEMs a flexible base upon which to build a wide range of RIP-based products. The ScriptProof RIP will be in action producing color-accurate digital proofs on a wide format ink-jet printer. Designed to produce color-accurate digital proofs from low-cost inkjet printers, ScriptProof is based on the Harlequin(R) Enterprise Edition (EE) RIP, combines an intuitive Java-based GUI and simplified color management capabilities that ensure color accuracy without requiring a high level of user expertise. In a technology preview, Global Graphics will give an advanced glimpse of its entry into the market for hardware-based print controllers with the display of a prototype document server. The G-Box Document Server is a scaleable server RIP that can drive one or several output devices as standalone units or in clustered configurations. Virtually any type of output device can be used with the G-Box - from office printers to high-speed color copiers and wide-format output devices. The G-Box Document Server prototype is demonstrated driving a Xerox(R) DocuColor(R) 12 at its rated output speed for both color and B&W pages. Jaws RIP Technologies JAWS(R) Embedded RIP: Global Graphics' will show its new embedded controller software technology which is based on the versatile Jaws RIP PostScript(R) Level 3 and PDF compatible interpreter and offers support for industry standard color management modules/engines. With support for multiple input formats, a compact and efficient software kernel, and sophisticated graphics and color handling routines, Jaws is the ideal software solution for embedded controllers targeted at both monochrome and color peripherals. In addition, Jaws is able to natively interpret and render PDF 1.3 input files, and support most of the PDF 1.4 specification, including transparency, without having to first convert the data to PostScript. Designed to run on a wide range of platforms and operating systems and drive devices ranging from imagesetters and wide format inkjets, to digital copiers and desktop printers, the Jaws Embedded RIP will be shown driving a desktop color output device at IPEX. MaxWorkFlow Technologies The latest MaxWorkFlow version 3.6 of this modular visual design workflow tool blends the power of the ultra-fast Harlequin RIP with a number of modules providing intuitive and powerful workflow solutions for a variety of key prepress functions and output management. Key tasks performed include local/remote proofing, high-resolution outputting, EPS and PDF optimization, down sampling, composite proofing, imposition, OPI, and trapping. Version 3.6 features new modules that provide system status reports in real time and can automatically append barcodes to documents, film, or plates to automate the flow of work. Version 3.6 also gives OEMs new tools with which to easily integrate third-party vector software such as preflighting and imposition packages or raster software such as printer drivers, to customize the system to their customers' unique needs. Jaws PDF Technologies In addition to the latest version of its intuitive Jaws PDF Creator v2.1 PDF creation software, IPEX sees the international debut of Jaws PDF Courier: an encrypted client/server document delivery system which enables print service centers to create customized specifications for PDF file creation and output and distribute it as a complete 'own brand' PDF workflow package to their clients. Also on show will be Jaws PDF Server, a centralized, server-based software solution for standardized PDF file creation, optimisation and distribution on a corporate scale. This software allows IT system administrators to easily specify and automatically manage the conversion of users' multi-format documents and images into PDF files, and to control their distribution via local/remote printing, faxing, Internet/intranet publishing, entry into document management systems or archiving.

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