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