Adobe PDF Print Engine 3 is the fastest native PDF rendering technology for driving high-speed digital presses, large format printers (LFP), light production and CTP workflows. Adobe recently established speed metrics for the Print Engine through a rigorous testing program. We purchased and commissioned test suites from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) and the PIA (Printing Industries of America), encompassing a cross-section of job types. These test suites were used to evaluate the performance on representative hardware/software configurations, for different types of workflows. The PDF Print Engine was tested in different configurations, including with the Mercury RIP Architecture. We are happy to report that the PDF Print Engine is the fastest rendering technology available on the market, for all segments tested. The results are reported in a White Paper, published by IDC, which can be downloaded here .
Print Service Providers are called upon to accurately reproduce increasingly complex, graphically-rich content, usually on tight deadlines. Because rendering performance is highly dependent on content, every print workflow needs a high performance RIP that can faithfully handle the most challenging constructs that a designer can dream up. Working with our solution partners, Adobe Developers and Quality Engineers continuously seek opportunities to improve the performance of the PDF Print Engine. Adobe Engineers research the latest advancements in imaging science, which are deployed across the Adobe product portfolio, including the PDF Print Engine. The result is ongoing improvements in performance, which we carefully measure and track and report. Testing shows that the speed of the PDF Print Engine has advanced with every year sin ce its introduction in 2006. Adobe PDF Print Engine 3 is the fastest ever.
From digital presses to wide format printers to CTP– the Adobe PDF Print Engine is the industry’s fastest rendering platform.
New scalability framework for maximizing resource utilization, parallel processing and load balancing.
Finally, Variable Data Print (VDP) production workflow can harness the most robust imaging model in the industry.