Hybrid Software Group has acquired the entire issued share capital of ColorLogic, capturing its extensive portfolio of colour profiling and conversion software.

ColorLogic was founded in 2002 and has developed an extensive portfolio of colour profiling and conversion software, recently winning the 2021 Pinnacle Product Award from the PRINTING United. Its products are sold worldwide to both end users with demanding requirements for colour quality, as well as to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of printing equipment.  

Hybrid Software Group CEO Mike Rottenborn commented, ‘Our Harlequin RIP is the market leader in speed and quality for digital printing and is used by many industry-leading OEMs. But its colour management has historically been built around the four-colour CMYK process. As the production of labels and packaging shifts to digital printing, more capable 7-colour printing devices are required to provide colour-accurate matching of brand colours. ColourLogic has long been respected as an industry leader in extended gamut colour management, and their tools provide the perfect combination of speed and quality for these demanding applications’

Barbara Braun-Metz, ColourLogic’s founder and CEO, added, ‘I founded ColourLogic almost 20 years ago and together with the help of my great team we are proud to say that we are the leading developers of high-end colour management technologies. We have great products which are used for the daily print production all around the world and numerous partners using our technology to develop outstanding products on top of it.  Now we are ready for the next big step – to ensure the future development of our technology and our products we decided to join forces with Hybrid Software Group PLC. This will allow us to grow and allocate the resources needed for future requirements while continuing to provide uninterrupted support for our existing customers and partners.’