Rampage LLC has granted a license to Global Graphics Software for use of Rampage US Patent Nos. 9,053,410, 9,734,440, and 9,278,566 which cover the Quantone processing methods of screening and compensation for multiple gray-level digital presses and automatic print head registration.
Inventor and Rampage LLC managing member Mitch Bogart said: ‘We chose to make the licensing of our portfolio not exclusive to rip vendors so that others in the digital printing industry may benefit. This include both rip integrators as well as OEMs of digital presses and printers.
‘Quantone screening provides accurate, precise, and stable calibration and compensation for any digital press or printer having variable dot size or two or more bits per pixel. It leverages any bi-level screening algorithm and provides higher image smoothness, lower screening noise, and higher speed. It easily adapts to any resolution and any pixel bit depth. The simplified registration method applies to any digital press having multiple print heads. It works by moving the data rather than moving the print heads.
‘We look forward to more collaboration with industry leader Global Graphics to further enable them to provide the highest features, qualities, and speeds to their digital printer and digital press OEM customers.’
Global Graphics' related products include the Harlequin RIP, ScreenPro, Harlequin Multi-level Screening Engine, Fundamentals, and Mako.
‘We think the inkjet industry will welcome these inventions,’ said Gary Fry, CEO of Global Graphics. ‘They will sit well alongside our own inventions in screening and calibration technology and are an important consideration for anyone looking at high-speed inkjet technology.’
Rampage LLC will soon be offering OEMs an updated version of the GPU-based Quantone implementation option, demonstrated to a major digital press vendor, at the former Rampage Systems, where Bogart was co-founder and director of R&D.