Global Graphics is a developer of platforms for digital printing, including the Harlequin RIP.
Durst chose Harlequin for its ability to produce high-quality output at high-speed and for its consistency and reliability. The Durst Tau 330 RSC runs at 78 m/m for 8-color separation with 1200 x 1200 print resolution, and Harlequin’s ability to render large amounts of variable data with ease ensures the most demanding print schedules can be met.
Global Graphics BreakThrough engineering service was also a factor in Durst’s decision, says Global Graphics’ CEO Gary Fry, “to support integration and product development.”
Global Graphics worked on the project with Durst’s system integrators, Prepress Digital, based in Lienz, Austria.
“Harlequin gives Durst complete autonomy over their choice of features and the degree of customization," says Hans Peter Schneeberger, Prepress Digital’s managing director. "It has provided us with the development flexibility we need – you can easily integrate third party tools for instance – and the fact that it’s scalable was an important factor for us because our brief was to create a workflow that can drive any kind of device.”
Christoph Gamper, the CEO of Durst Group, says, “Our users will be delighted with the increased speed and performance they will experience with Symphony. Harlequin, combined with ScreenPro, optimizes the data throughput and provides them with a platform for handling variable data in the future, even if every label is different. We’ve created a state-of-the-art user interface that puts application specific functions at the operator’s fingertips.”