Global Graphics has announced a formal partner program today to bring together the ecosystem of software developers whose products are designed to work with the Harlequin RIP. There are hundreds of thousands of Harlequin RIP installations worldwide and the Partner Program recognizes the growing community of third-party software developers whose products are used in the same print workflow as the Harlequin RIP or alongside it inside a Digital Front End.
Initial members include Pageflex, Color-Logic, Ultimate TechnoGraphics, Hamillroad Software, Bodoni Systems, Dynagram and Alwan. Martin Bailey, Global Graphics Chief Technology Officer, expects the network to expand over time, adding: “The Harlequin RIP has an extensive installed base worldwide, offering an extremely rewarding ecosystem for a business to develop and market add-on applications that are tied to the RIP”
Network members can request copies of the Harlequin RIP for use in their test labs, together with extensive documentation, and will receive alerts about upcoming releases and enhancements so that they can accelerate development of their own products. They will also have a limited amount of access to Global Graphics support teams and product management and the opportunity to influence and take part in co-marketing programs.