PDF/VT enables reliable document exchange for variable data and transactional printing. It uses the Portable Document Format (PDF) based on the existing ISO PDF/X-4 and PDF/X-5 standards and will simplify VDP printing in a range of environments, from desktop printers to digital production presses.
Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics has called upon HighWater CTP Ltd. to cease immediately from using the Torrent brand so as to create a false association between HighWater CTP’s Studio RIP and the Harlequin RIP.
CENTREVILLE, VA—June 24, 2008—Global Graphics SA (NYSE-Euronext: GLOG) has appointed Gary Fry, formerly the managing director of Adobe Systems Benelux, as chief executive officer. Fry (39) replaces Jim Freidah who has resigned from the Company’s board of directors having served as chief executive officer since April 2007 and chief operating officer since July 1999. During his early period as chief operating office, Freidah steered the company through a series of strategic acquisitions to strengthen the company’s product portfolio, notably in digital print and PDF document technologies. Subsequently he transformed the Company into the streamlined organization it is today. Fry will
QUEBEC, CANADA—May 15, 2008—Dynagram, the leader in innovative imposition technologies for the commercial print, digital print and prepress industries, and Global Graphics, world leading developer of technology for document and print solutions and developer of the Harlequin RIP®, will present live workflow demonstrations at drupa, in collaboration with MIS system providers GamSys and NovaVision. The demonstrations will illustrate live jobs created in an MIS system, moving to imposition and then sent to a RIP for final print processing. The live demos will be presented at the JDF Experience Parc on six occasions throughout the event. JDF Workflows During these demonstrations, the MIS creates
CAMBRIDGE UK—1 April, 2008—The latest version of the Harlequin RIP® – the Harlequin PLUS Server RIP (v.8.0) will be given its international debut at drupa (Hall 7, Stand 7.0D). It brings a new level of functionality and performance to a wide variety of pre-press, digital printing, newspaper and workflow applications: notably the ability to process XPS files natively in addition to native PDF and PostScript processing; even faster processing speeds than its predecessors and a new feature that speeds up variable data processing of PDF files. The Harlequin PLUS Server RIP was released to Global Graphics’ OEMs last September. It is the
SEWICKLEY, PA—The PIA/GATF has revealed the winners of its 2007 InterTech technology awards. Eleven of the 31 nominations were chosen to receive the prestigious awards. They include:Energy Elite dual layer “no bake” plate, Agfa Graphics; UV printing blanket refurbishment, Enviro Image Solutions; C-Fit image intelligence software, Fujifilm; Kodak Traceless system, Eastman Kodak; font emulation in…
SEWICKLEY, PA—The PIA/GATF revealed the winners of the 2007 InterTech technology awards. Eleven of the 31 nominations were chosen to receive the prestigious awards. They are: Energy Elite dual layer “no bake” plate by Agfa Graphics; UV printing blanket refurbishment by Enviro Image Solutions; Fujifilm C-Fit image intelligence software; Kodak Traceless system by Eastman Kodak; font emulation in the Harlequin RIP, Global Graphics Software; Heidelberg Anicolor inking unit, Heidelberg USA; Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105, Heidelberg USA; KBA Sensoric infeed system from KBA North America; Roland 700 DirectDrive from MAN Roland; the DeskPack 3-dx by Esko and the Oce VarioPrint 6250 digital printer by Oce North
SEWICKLEY, PA—July 18, 2007—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2007 InterTech™ Technology Awards. For over a quarter of a century, recipients of this prestigious award have not only had a major impact on the graphic communications industry, but they also consistently prove to be successful in the commercial marketplace. The independent panel of judges deliberated over technology submissions ranging from printing presses to software solutions to ancillary services. A recurring theme with 2007 InterTech nominations was green printing, and numerous submissions contained solutions to minimize the environmental impact of printing. Great strides in technology were
Day International Group has acquired Network Distribution International (NDI). NDI is a national converter of offset blankets and a reseller of ancillary consumable products. In addition to Day's line of offset printing blankets, sleeves and pressroom chemistry, Rockland, MA-based NDI will continue to sell products manufactured by other companies. Heidelberg hosted its second annual "Brats & Dots" open house recently at its corporate headquarters in Kennesaw, GA. More than 325 attendees were on hand to experience the latest in prepress, press, direct imaging, postpress and digital workflows from Heidelberg, including new systems unveiled at last fall's Graph Expo. The event lets guests inspect and talk to
Gämmerler Corp. announced record orders for the second quarter of fiscal year 2001, reporting a 34 percent increase in orders over the same period the previous year. The high order volume was attributed to a number of new orders placed at PRINT 01, including sales to R.R. Donnelley & Sons for four of its plants, as well as to Shuttle Printing and Suttle-Straus. CM Acquisitions, a Chicago-based private equity firm, has agreed to acquire American Roller of Bannockburn, IL. The sale was effective as of December 28. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) is acquiring the business assets of