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Global Graphics signs new agreement with HP

May 17, 2010 12:00 AM

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Global Graphics (Acton MA), a leading developer of printing and electronic document software, has extended its long-standing relationship with HP (Palo Alto, CA) for a minimum of a further five years.  

Global Graphics’ Harlequin RIP provides high-performance processing for HP’s digital front ends (DFEs) that drive HP Indigo and Inkjet High Speed Production Solutions (IHPS) devices. The DFEs - the HP SmartStream Ultra Print Server and HP Production Pro  - streamline and manage the print workflow and allow expanded, scalable performance to be added to HP digital presses.  This is critical for high-value, high-volume printing applications that require RIP intensive job processing such as photo specialty printing, which has to accommodate  peaks in seasonal demand, as well as book publishing.

“Our commitment is to deliver faster performing technology to support HP’s exceptional productivity demands,” comments Global Graphics CEO Gary Fry. “HP is at the leading edge of digital printing and they need leading edge software that will support their high-volume devices and provide the efficiency gains required by their customers.”

“The Harlequin RIP software in our leading SmartStream Production Pro print server helps us to provide a high performance DFE to our customers” says Alon Gazit, director of R&D, HP Indigo. “We’re excited to continue our relationship with Global Graphics and continue to lead with high performance RIP servers. “

Global Graphics first announced its partnership with HP to provide printing software for HP Indigo print servers in 2002 with introduction of the HP Production Pro.  The two companies’ collaboration was expanded again in 2004.