Global Graphics Software Ltd

2nd Floor, Building 2030, Cambourne Business Park, CB23 6DW Cambourne, Cambridge
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1954 283100
Fax +44 1954 283101


Hall map

drupa 2016 hall map (Hall 7): stand B21, stand C20

Fairground map

drupa 2016 fairground map: Hall 7


Jill Taylor

Department head/group leader
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Building 2030, Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6DW, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

+44-19 54 28 31 00

+44-19 54 28 31 01


Martin Bailey

Department head/group leader
Research, development, design

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.030  Workflow systems

Workflow systems

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.055  Color management software

Color management software

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.070  PDF software

PDF software

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.080  Screening technologies
  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.085  RIP systems

Our products

Product category: Color management software

Harlequin ColorPro

Accurate, consistent and predictable color reproduction for a wide range of workflows

Harlequin ColorPro™ is a powerful and flexible color management engine that allows you to achieve accurate process and brand colors on any device. With support for ICC profiles and Pantone®, Harlequin ColorPro has extensive databases of ‘named colors’, allowing you to control their exact appearance on your device.

The wizard-based color utility, Harlequin SetGold™, creates high quality gray balance and colorant limiting "Golden State" profiles to give a robust foundation for profiling and to allow the separation of responsibility for ink limiting and the creation of profiles for new media.

Get in touch today for a one on one demonstration in Hall 7, Stand: B21 C20 in the dip
Email us at:

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Product category: Screening technologies

Multi-Level Digital Screening Technology

Screening Technologies

Want to improve the quality from your inkjet presses?

We have raised the bar in inkjet quality with our latest innovation: the Multi-level digital screening engine.

On show for the first time at drupa 2016, we have developed this intelligent software to meet the demands of press manufacturers who want to improve their output quality and have been unable to achieve results with mechanical improvements.

Based on half-tone technology, it varies the amount of ink delivered from the inkjet head in any one location on any type of media to overcome common problems such as streaking and mottling.

It’s available either with the Harlequin RIP or as a standalone screening engine that’s compatible with workflows from other vendors such as Esko, Hybrid, EFI or Sopha.

Get in touch today,, for a one on one demonstration in Hall 7, Stand: B21 C20 in the dip.

For more information, download our white paper: Halftone Screen Optimization for Single-Pass Inkjets using the link to further information below.


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Product category: RIP systems

The new Harlequin RIP 11

Visit us in the dip, Hall 7, Stand B21 C20 to get up to date with the brand new version of the Harlequin RIP.

With a host of new features for labels and packaging, new controls for inkjet presses and more controls for variable data printing, the Harlequin RIP continues to be the fastest and most efficient RIP for high volume and medium volume digital production presses.

Easy to integrate, with the Harlequin RIP you can minimize the hardware and development costs of your DFE, shorten development cycles and get your presses to market quicker.

Book your demonstration today! Email us at:

Look out for the ‘Harlequin at Heart’ logo on presses/stands at drupa

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About us

Company details

Global Graphics Software is a leading developer of software platforms for digital printing and electronic document applications, including the Harlequin RIP. Press manufacturers, ISVs and system integrators create solutions  based on our technology.

Our customers include leading brands such as HP, Delphax, Canon, Quark, Kodak and Agfa. The roots of the company go back to 1986 and to the university town of Cambridge, and, today the majority of the R&D team is still based near this university town. There are also offices near Boston, Massachusetts and in Tokyo.

Global Graphics Software’s parent company, Global Graphics SE is registered in the UK and listed on Euronext (GLOG).

Our markets

Production printing
Our software RIPs offer outstanding performance, quality and reliability for high-volume, ultra high-volume and wide format digital printing applications. We also offer color management, multi-bit screening, imposition and trapping technologies.

Electronic documents
Our gDoc platform allows ISVs to quickly fine-tune applications to add value to their products, reducing time to market. We specialize in file format conversion, notably PDF creation, as well as user-friendly productivity tools for organizing and sharing documents.

Office printing
Through our agreements with the leading chip manufacturers, such as Intel and Marvell, we can offer the printer/MFP manufacturer their choice of hardware platform on which to embed our RIP software SDK, with a choice of multiple Page Description Languages including PostScript, PCL, PDF and XPS.

For OEMs - we provide solutions to technical problems, help you respond to market requirements and expand your product offerings.

For system integrators - we work with you to ensure successful integration of our printing and electronic document components and provide specialist knowledge and consultancy to facilitate your project.

For ISVs - we can accelerate your time to market, add a competitive edge to your product and help to extend your market presence. We can also work with you as a development partner on future innovations such as natural user interfaces and document management solutions.

Patented technology

Global Graphics Software’s research and development team comprises international experts on Page Description Languages, document formats and color science. Our existing patent portfolio covers many areas of printing and document technology while numerous patent applications will protect our future inventions.

Industry standards and compatibility

Global Graphics has always taken an active role in industry standards setting bodies and associations. Today our Chief Technology Officer is the UK primary expert on the International Standards Organization (ISO) for PDF, for PDF/A (the standard for archiving electronic documents) and for PDF/VT (the standard for use of PDF in variable data print workflows).

We were one of the founder members of CIP4, the international body that promotes the integration of processes in pre-press, press and post- press and chaired CGATS, the Committee for Graphic Arts Technical Standards, for many years. In 2007 Global Graphics was elected to chair ECMA TC46 the technical committee that worked on producing an industry standard for the XPS print and document format. Today our CTO is active on the ISO committees working on PDF, PDF/X and PDF/VT.


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Company data

Sales volume

10-49 Mio US $

Number of employees




Area of business

prepress / print