NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ON DEMAND DIGITAL PRINTING AND PUBLISHING CONFERENCE AND EXPO; -- Harlequin, a subsidiary of Global Graphics (Easdaq: GLGR) announced today that it is shipping Jaws PDF Creator v2.0, the newest version of the company's fully-featured solution for creating PDF files 'from scratch'. Developed for the way people work today, Harlequin's Jaws PDF Creator v2.0 is the only existing alternative to Adobe Acrobat on the market. The decidedly affordable Jaws PDF Creator, with a single-user MSRP of $120 boasts an extremely user-friendly interface that makes universal distribution, exchange and archiving of electronic files in the popular PDF format as easy as printing a document. "Creating and distributing PDF files should be a simple procedure, and we're excited to give people the opportunity to choose the product that's right for them," says David Boxall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Harlequin, Inc. Printing and Software Division. "The PDF format is perfect for making high-quality documents available for viewing across the Internet, company intranets as well as for Web downloading. Graphic arts professionals were quick to acknowledge the importance of PDF within their industry, and now the corporate and SOHO markets are catching on quickly. PDF Creator v2.0 offers the simplest and most affordable way to review, exchange, mark-up, manage and even archive documents to this exciting and rapidly expanding business sector." Essentially a printer driver that creates PDF files on Windows or Macintosh platforms, Jaws PDF Creator produces PDF 1.3 format files. PDF Creator uniquely offers drag-and-drop processing to a Desktop Icon of the PostScript (PS) and Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files that are commonly used in graphic design. In addition, PDF Creator v2.0 adds support for PDF 1.3 format files and included many other customer-driven improvements. Unlike other products that claim to create PDF files, but are in actuality Acrobat plug-ins, Jaws PDF Creator v2.0 is a genuine distiller. Offering nearly identical functionality to Adobe Acrobat, Jaws PDF Creator technology translates and renders files created in a wide range of native office and page layout applications such as Word, Excel and WordPerfect to the published PDF specification. Of considerable importance to corporate and networked users, Jaws PDF Creator supports encrypted PDF files using the RC4 method of security from RSA Corporation. This enables Jaws PDF Creator users to create PDF files that prevent unauthorized recipients from opening, printing or altering the PDF file. On a feature-by-feature basis, Harlequin's Jaws PDF Creator v2.0 gives Adobe Acrobat a run for the money. Ideally suited for document exchange within any digital workflow, Jaws PDF Creator v2.0 includes the following customer- driven features and benefits: -- Simple 'print file', as well as 'drag and drop to desktop icon' generation of PDF files from Web pages and standard office applications -- Three output settings: Web posting and printing; High resolution production printing; Printing on desktop device -- Non-technical alternative to a PostScript interpreter for work sent for printing -- Ability to embed TrueType and Base 14 fonts -- Preservation for Open Prepress Interface (OPI) comments -- Ability to handle spot color automatically, preserve halftones and convert blends to images quickly and with minimal effort -- Fully compliant with PDF 1.2 or PDF 1.3 specification published by Adobe -- PostScript Language Level 3 compatibility -- Ability to overwrite existing PDF files Pricing Jaws PDF Creator v2.0 and product upgrades are available for purchase as a boxed item or as a direct download from Harlequin Jaws Systems Limited (jawssystems.com), through resellers and through Harlequin OEMs. Suggested retail pricing is as follows: -- $120 single-user license -- $54 per license for 200 or more users -- $19.20 per license for more than 4,000 users About Harlequin: Harlequin is recognized internationally as a leading supplier of open systems-based software for digital printing and publishing applications. Established in 1986 and acquired by Global Graphics (Easdaq: GLGR), a leading worldwide supplier of printing, electronic document and workflow software and pre-press hardware, in July 1999, Harlequin has grown into a global software company with world-class expertise in high quality digital printing and publishing, Web-based, corporate, and embedded publishing applications. Harlequin is a registered trademark of Harlequin Limited. Jaws, Jaws Digital Courier and Jaws PDF Creator are trademarks of Jaws System Ltd which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Adobe, Acrobat are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. RSA, BSAFE are registered trademarks of RSA Security Inc. All other brand and product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners. Global Graphics makes no warranty and accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of information or particulars in this document. This press release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These include statements regarding the Company's growth and expansion plans. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.