Global Graphics Software has announced that Durst Group has selected the Harlequin RIP and the ScreenPro screening engine to optimise data throughput in Symphony, the new Durst workflow. Symphony will drive the Tau 330 digital and packaging presses, including the new Tau 330 RSC, that will be shown at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels (Durst booth 8B26).
Durst chose Harlequin for its ability to produce high quality output at high speed and for its consistency and reliability. The Tau 330 RSC runs at 78 linear metres per minute for eight colour 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.
Hans Peter Schneeberger, Prepress Digital’s managing director, commented: ‘Harlequin gives Durst complete autonomy over its choice of features and the degree of customisation. It has provided us with the development flexibility we need – you can easily integrate third party tools for instance – and the fact that it is 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 said, ‘Our users will be delighted with the increased speed and performance they will experience with Symphony. Harlequin combined with ScreenPro optimises the data throughput and provides them with a platform for handling variable data in the future, even if every label is different. We have created a state of the art user interface that puts application specific functions at the operator’s fingertips.’