The Harlequin RIP has been chosen by Technesis, the developers of PrintControlOnline, a cloud based print management application, to provide a ground-breaking product for printer and copier manufacturers to assist in managing print contracts more effectively. The new online product will enable manufacturers to accurately manage ink and toner usage remotely from their SmartPhone, tablet or lap top, facilitating better cost per page service on their managed devices.
An embedded version of the Harlequin “digital” RIP combined with Technesis’ Color Intensity Engine technology tracks the intensity of ink and toner used in any print stream across any print device. It is expected to be available from Q4 2012.
Commenting on the agreement, Jon Baker, vice president of Technesis said, “Leveraging the Harlequin RIP from Global Graphics enables us to take the MPS proposition to the next level. Tracking ink and toner coverage intensity is as critical as tracking the actual click. That coverage variable determines the cost of the print. If it can’t be measured accurately it can’t be managed effectively.”
Ron Iversen, vice president of field operations for Global Graphics said, “We are very excited about the use of our Harlequin RIP technology as an engine for calculating accurate ink usage which will allow enterprises and print providers to better manage print resources with a very accurate print pricing/costing model”.