Global Graphics Software extends partnership with Japanese print OEM

The companies have extended their partnership by five years.

Global Graphics Software, a Hybrid Software Group company, has extended its strategic business partnership with a Japanese manufacturer of digital inkjet printers for a further five years.  

The partnership was initially forged in 2016 when the company integrated Global Graphics Software’s Harlequin Core SDK into its RIP software that drives its printers. Since then, the companies have collaborated to create a PDF Editor designed for rapid handling of complex PDF files. Harlequin Core has also evolved significantly, with enhancements including color management software from Global Graphics’ sister company ColorLogic, offering high color quality on the market, as well as support for PDF 2.0 and CxF/X-4 (Color Exchange Format).  

Justin Bailey, managing director at Global Graphics Software, said: ‘The extension of this partnership demonstrates the success we have achieved, and the confidence and commitment the company has placed in our engineers and in Harlequin Core. We’re excited to continue this partnership and look forward to further collaboration in the future.’  

Harlequin Core is claimed to be the fastest RIP engine available on the market and is the technology of choice for many digital press solutions due to its ability to deliver fast and accurate pages, with output times far in excess of the rated speed of the industry’s leading print devices. Other features include support for the latest platforms, design content and extended gamut colors.