Crucially, Fundamentals can also be applied to existing presses to overcome common quality issues, such as poor quality barcodes or small text, or, defects caused by mottling and chaining, irrespective of other software choices that may have been made. It provides manufacturers with an alternative to an Esko workflow or can be used alongside an Esko RIP.
Fundamentals creates a much broader software offering alongside a RIP – it can include the Harlequin RIP, but doesn’t need to – and is Global Graphics’ response to the many press vendors who are looking for the optimal choice of software components to drive their inkjet presses. A key ingredient is the BreakThrough Engineering Service provided by Global Graphics color scientists, screening experts and RIP technologists. They provide the integration services that link Fundamentals together.
The full line-up comprises Label Layout Station for estimating and planning; Cloudflow Fundamentals file and job management system; Harlequin RIP to feed output to the press at high-speed without comprising on quality; ScreenPro screening used with Global Graphics’ new Digital Print Quality Optimizer tool; Harlequin ColorPro for consistent and predicable color for a wide range of workflows including Esko; ProofScope a soft proofer to verify before print separations, cut marks, barcodes, colors, dimensions and density, and Mellow Color digital print quality management software whose certification is demanded by the leading brands.