Appligent Selects Global Graphics' PDF Technology for PowerAppend

3/9/2004 - Global Graphics Software announced that it has licensed its PDF technology to PDF software component provider Appligent Inc. for the upcoming release of PowerAppend, a complete solution for electronic document generation and personalization that is aimed at the financial services, legal, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Global Graphics Software is a subsidiary of Global Graphics S A. ( Euronext: GLOG) and a leading worldwide developer of software components for printing, publishing and document management.

Appligent is a global provider of robust, cross-platform server-based solutions whose extensive client list includes many of the Fortune 1000 as well as multi-national organizations and government agencies. PowerAppend is the latest member of its Appending/Publishing family and is its first product to support PDF creation from PostScript® workflows and the conversion of customized PDF back to PostScript. This is made possible by Jaws PDF LibraryTM, Global Graphics’ software development kit, (SDK) that enables developers, original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators to embed robust and efficient PDF generation seamlessly within their own desktop and server-based applications.

“Our customers have been asking for a solution for creating high quality PDF,” said Mark Gavin, Chief Technology Officer at Appligent, “By licensing Global Graphics we give our developers access to proven libraries that compliment our existing tools and greatly decrease our time to market while maintaining the highest quality in the PDF we produce. Creating well-formed PDF is an enormous advantage for those customers with complex workflows because it streamlines processing downstream.”

PowerAppend relies on a number of Appligent’s technologies. The document generation application can be used to build compound documents from smaller components or split larger volumes into more manageable subsets; and to add new pages and customize content applied via Appligent’s stamping engine, a server-based application that stamps custom text and images onto a single or multiple PDF documents. New tables of contents can be generated from bookmarks and digital signatures can be applied to assure the authenticity of the new document.

Global Graphics technology generates quality PDF that conforms to the PDF specification. “Quality PDF is well formed and in compliance with the syntactic rules set out in the PDF reference manual”, states Gavin. “It must contain all elements defined in the reference and all elements, required or optional, must be represented as defined in the reference. Unfortunately PDF viewers can be quite forgiving of a poorly constructed file, but placing the file in a publishing workflow may result in processing problems for other applications downstream. Correcting these problems is a time consuming and disruptive process in production environments that can be avoided by producing quality PDF in the first place. By using Jaws PDF Library we have added robust and reliable PDF creation technology to our Appending/ family without major effort.”

About Jaws PDF Library
The Portable Document Format has become the standard file format for secure digital document exchange and many electronic document handling or graphic arts software applications generate and process PDFs. Jaws PDF Library gives developers the ability to output standard PDF files from their desktop or server based applications. Jaws PDF Library is a library of routines that accepts PostScript language file input into either a PDF file or a PostScript language file. Configuration of most aspects of PostScript language file and PDF output is possible. To view a datasheet on Jaws PDF Library visit http// and select Jaws PDF from the home page.

About Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics Software ( is a leading developer and supplier of sophisticated high performance RIPs, PDF document, workflow and color solutions mostly to a customer base of Original Equipment Manufacturers, system integrators and resellers. These partners include the world's leading vendors of digital pre-press systems, large-format color printers, color proofing systems, digital presses, multi-function copiers and printers for the corporate and SOHO (small office, home office) markets. Jaws PDF creation tools have been developed since the format's inception in 1994.

Jaws PDF Technologies deliver document creation, management, and output tools for a range of applications. SDKs include Jaws PDF Library and Jaws PDF Library COM Edition; Jaws PDF Editor SDK for the viewing, mark-up and manipulation of PDF files; and Jaws PDF CourierTM, for the generation and delivery of secure print ready PDF files for print service providers. For further information visit and select Jaws PDF Technologies.

In addition, custom solutions based on Jaws PDF Technologies are developed by Global Graphics for OEMs and organizations requiring powerful and streamlined PDF document-based solutions.

About Appligent
Appligent Inc. ( is the leading provider of server-based tools and plug-ins for the on-demand customization, manipulation, redaction and delivery of dynamically generated electronic documents. Appligent has a proven reputation building robust, cross platform, server-based solutions that are blazingly fast and are compliant with the most obscure and corrupt variants of the PDF standard. Based in the Philadelphia region, Appligent has provided PDF-related software applications globally since 1993. The company’s products are used in many industries, including financial services, government, insurance, banking, manufacturing, legal and pharmaceutical. Appligent is a member of the Adobe Solutions Network and is a partner of Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, IBM and Apple.

For more information about Appligent, please contact Grace Alfredo at (610) 642-8253 or or Victor Votsch Director of Corporate Communications, (610) 284-4006 x19.

Global Graphics is a trademark of Global Graphics S.A. which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Jaws, the Jaws logo, Jaws PDF Creator, Jaws PDF Editor, Jaws PDF Server, Jaws PDF Courier and Jaws PDF Library are trademarks of Global Graphics Software Limited, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Inc. which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

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