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Global Graphics' Technology Fast-Tracks New Features For Canon System Solutions

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Centreville, VA and Cambridge UK: 1 December 2005: Global Graphics‘ Jaws RIP and PDF technology is providing new features in the latest version of Canon System Solutions' market-leading EDICOLOR page-layout application. Used by professionals in the print and publishing industry in Japan, Version 8.0 of EDICOLOR has just been launched. Integration of Global Graphics' technology has taken just four months, from Canon System Solutions' initial evaluation of the software to product shipment, allowing Canon System Solutions to release their product on target as originally scheduled. From Version 8.0, EDICOLOR users will be able to create and print PDF files directly from the application without the need to purchase a third party PDF creation tool. In addition to these new features Global Graphics' technology enables users to make high-precision adjustment to page layouts by making it possible to display high-resolution EPS images on screen. Canon System Solutions required a high quality PDF input/output feature with a fast processing speed. They were confident that they could integrate the Jaws RIP and PDF technology into their application in a short timeframe due to Global Graphics' expertise in PostScript and PDF and its track record for high-performance, reliable software and technical support. EDICOLOR's image processing and print output engines are both based on PostScript and because EDICOLOR users create PDF for professional print purposes it was an essential requirement that the PDF creation process did not lose the CMYK data attributes in the PostScript data. In performance tests Canon System Solutions found that the speed at which Global Graphics' technology created the PDF files was faster than using any other tools. Hiroshi Tada, Canon System Solutions' general manager of the document system department comments, “We have been so impressed with the quality of Global Graphics technology and their very rapid response times that we are now looking at supporting a wider range of user requirements by incorporating their technology components into our products. Our workflow system used for newspaper printing is one of the first areas we will examine.” Jim Freidah, Global Graphics' chief operating officer comments, “Global Graphics' technology solutions continue to be selected by top companies looking for robust RIP and PDF solutions in the print and publishing markets. We are very pleased that our technology and reputation combined with our flexible licensing arrangements and our technical support and service are factors that Canon System Solutions has valued in our business relationship.” Global Graphics has a long history of providing cross-platform, high-performance software that allows businesses to create, share, store and print documents. The Company's software technology is integral to products produced by printer manufacturers, document companies, and systems integrators worldwide. The Company's broad technology portfolio includes: Raster Image Processors that convert text and images into printable form; software for document conversion and manipulation; and, components for digital workflows and color management.