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Total JDF compatibility for the Harlequin RIP and DynaStrip

Press release from the issuing company

May 7, 2004 - Düsseldorf, Germany – Global Graphics, a leading developer and supplier of sophisticated high performance RIPs, PDF document, workflow and color solutions, and Dynagram, the recognized authority in digital imposition, have announced total JDF compatibility between Dynagram’s DynaStrip imposition solution and Global Graphics’ Harlequin RIP. Global Graphics and Dynagram have been testing their products together over a period of several months. The Harlequin RIP’s speed, flexibility, rich set of features and open architecture makes it ideal for use within a workflow with the DynaStrip imposition solution. DynaStrip, combined with the Harlequin RIP can make for a cost-effective PDF and now JDF-enabled workflow. It is common for small prepress companies to use an imposition design program as the ‘control panel’ for their complete workflow. In conjunction with a RIP providing in-RIP trapping, separation and high quality screening, such a production line can provide a highly efficient approach to output. The compatibility of the Harlequin RIP and Dynagram demonstrates the ease with which printers will be able to build a simple JDF workflow. Both technologies are equally suited to being integrated with other components into more complex workflows within larger print sites. Bryan Hartong, Global Graphics’ VP of Sales and Marketing says, “For us the compatibility of these two technologies illustrates the ease with which third party components can be incorporated into workflows constructed around the Harlequin RIP. This announcement is significant from two points of view: there are many small prepress companies out there wondering whether JDF is just reserved for larger sites with MIS systems in place, and our compatibility with Dynagram means that they will be able to access the efficiency benefits that JDF brings and improve their bottom line. On the other side of the coin, the larger players will know that these two technologies will work hand in hand with each other within a more complex workflow environment.” “Global Graphics and Dynagram both furnish top of the line JDF-compatible modules. Furthermore, both companies are committed to actively advancing the JDF initiative”, says François Guérard, president of Dynagram.