Hybrid Software has confirmed that products from two of its operating companies have received awards from the PRINTING United Alliance.
Global Graphics Software’s SmartDFE™ has received a 2023 Pinnacle Product Award in the Technology category. In addition, ColorLogic GmbH has also been honoured with a 2023 PRINTING United Pinnacle Product Award in the Non-Output Device category for its CoPrA 9 colour management technology.
“Colour management was the missing piece in our technology stack for digital printing of labels and packaging, and we filled that with the acquisition of ColorLogic GmbH last year,” notes Mike Rottenborn, CEO, Hybrid Software Group. “SmartDFE breaks through the performance ceiling for digital printing, combining on-the-fly colour management with powerful workflow automation from HYBRID Software, real-time rasterisation via Harlequin Direct™, and the inkjet expertise of Meteor Inkjet and Xitron. We believe that it’s critical to develop these technologies in-house rather than license them from third parties who lack the deep industry expertise of our team of 280 employees. Our mission is simple: we’re the technology at the heart of industrial printing, with a technology stack that is unmatched in the industry, and we’re honoured and grateful to be recognised with these important awards.”
SmartDFE is a turnkey Digital Front End for high-speed single-pass presses printing fully variable data. Built upon Harlequin Direct, it provides rasterisation and inkjet drop generation for the best possible image quality and quickest printing speeds. Its automation capabilities provide complete control of the print workflow as well as valuable information for QA and inspection, press maintenance and stock control.