Developer of productivity software tools for the graphic arts industry, Hybrid Software, has reached a milestone with its tenth anniversary as a global company.

The company’s original focus was order lifecycle management based on MIS and Web2Print integration. Two years later, the company pivoted with the birth of PACKZ,  a program with native PDF support, colour separation, trapping, screening, quality control, that made high quality editing of packaging and labels accessible to small, medium and high production volume professionals. I

n 2013, the company also introduced CLOUDFLOW, a modular production workflow suite for file processing, asset management, soft proofing and workflow automation. With these two products, Hybrid Software became the pre-press and workflow company people are most familiar with today. 

’10 years ago, I realized that the packaging industry was looking for more customer-driven innovation, and I brought this DNA to Hybrid Software.  We have always operated on the three pillars of pre-press automation, customer collaboration, and tight integration with customers’ systems and processes. We know that this takes hard work and—even more significant—the loyalty and trust of our customers. Hybrid’s biggest strength is our ability and willingness to listen to customers and act upon their feedback. Our successes would not be possible without them,’ commented Guido Van der Schueren, chairman of Hybrid Software. ‘It’s exciting how far we have come in just ten years. The acquisition with Global Graphics is a continuation of our strategy for innovation. We hope, and expect, that this will bring another decade of exceptional innovation that truly serves our customers.’