UK-based RIP software maker Global Graphics announces that it has extended its long-standing relationship with Hewlett-Packard to continue using Global Graphics’ Harlequin RIP for HP’s digital front ends (DFEs) that drive HP Indigo and 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.
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.