Delphax Chooses Global Graphics' Harlequin RIPs to Power Its New Inkjet Press Offerings
CAMBRIDGE, UK and MINNEAPOLIS—December 1, 2014—Global Graphics, a developer of software platforms for digital printing, digital document and PDF applications, and Delphax Technologies, a global provider of high-speed digital printing equipment, has announced a strategic relationship under which Global Graphics’ Harlequin technology will power Delphax’s next generation of products, the first of which is the elan 500 cut-sheet inkjet press capable of printing at speeds of up to 500 A4/Letter images per minute.
Steve Hubbard, vice president sales and marketing at Delphax, commented, "Delphax has a long and successful history of integrating Global Graphics RIP technology into our products. It has been a key element of our industry leading Imaggia and CR systems, and we are extremely pleased to be able to continue this relationship in order to provide the quality and speed offered by the Harlequin RIP technology within our next generation of elan products. Our internally developed distributed PDF RIP farm solution, which is built around Harlequin, perfectly complements elan’s unparalleled productivity, print quality and flexible media options at a highly competitive cost point."
Paul Hagen, Global Graphics Software’s vice president of sales also noted, "The Harlequin RIP is proven to be the fastest PDF RIP available and we are delighted that Delphax has chosen to continue its long relationship with us by using our technology to power its new product lines. We enjoy close collaboration and look forward to working together in the future."
Harlequin is widely acknowledged to be the fastest RIP software available on the market delivering pages far in excess of the rated speed of the industry’s leading devices. In addition to driving the elan digital print system from Delphax, it is also the technology to be found in an increasing number of digital press solutions including those developed by HP, Canon, TKS and OKI Data Americas.
About Global Graphics
Global Graphics (Euronext: GLOG) is a leading developer of software platforms on which its partners create solutions for digital printing, digital document and PDF applications. Customers include HP, Corel, Quark, Kodak and Agfa. The roots of the company go back to 1986 and to the iconic university town of Cambridge, and the majority of the R&D team is still based in the United Kingdom. There are also offices near Boston and in Tokyo.
About Delphax Technologies
Delphax Technologies is a global leader in the design, manufacture and delivery of advanced digital print production systems. For more than 30 years, Delphax Technologies has pioneered high-speed digital imaging innovations that improve throughput and enhance efficiencies for publishers, direct marketers and other commercial print customers where cost and quality are important. The Delphax Technologies portfolio includes specialized full-color inkjet or monochrome inkjet and toner technologies that are ideal for a wide range of applications over a broad spectrum of substrates from ultra-lightweight paper to heavy stock in both roll-fed and cut-sheet print environments. Delphax Technologies is headquartered in Minneapolis, with subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom and France. The company’s common stock is currently quoted over the counter under the symbol DLPX.
Source: Global Graphics and Delphax Technologies.