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Global Graphics Introduces JDF-Enabled RIP

Also introduced is Cortex, a platform for building digital workflows

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At Drupa in May, Global Graphics introduced its JDF-enabled Harlequin RIP. The RIP is powered by a JDF Enabler module that allows OEMs and system integrators to build JDF-enabled workflow solutions such as proofing, imaging, direct-to-print, and digital printing around the RIP. Able to integrate into both entry-level set ups and sophisticated systems, JDF support extends into TrapPro in-RIP trapping, ColorPro in-RIP color management, and the Harlequin Screening Library. It also supports JMF for easy integration into management systems and includes functionality to interoperate with management information systems (MIS).

The JDF-enabled Harlequin RIP has been validated with these vendor products: Dynagram DynaStrip; Creo Preps; Ultimate Technographics Impostrip; Screen FlatWorker; OneVision Speedflow Impose; DALiM MISTRAL; Agfa :Delano; ppi- Media PrintNet; and OCSL Optimus. Global Graphics has also developed Cortex, an industry-standard platform for building digital workflows. At the heart of Cortex is SOAR SDK v 4.0, the Harlequin RIP technology. Building on SOAR, it provides components that work together to perform workflow processing, such as the Harlequin RIP with PostScript level 3 language, PDF Conversion Server; JDF Server; native PDF RIP with in-RIP trapping, colormanagement imposition and screening, native support for PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3, and high-performance rendering. These modules make it easier for developers to customize and deliver a variety of workflows (including solutions on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms), and gives the freedom to integrate thirdparty applications to enhance the base technology layer. (Global Graphics: www.globalgraphics.com)

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