Adobe PDF Print Engine 4 will be integrated into solutions from the industry’s most respected vendors. Our partners value APPE’s contribution to their portfolio. Here is what they have to say, in their own words.
Agfa Graphics Innovations are key in order to keep increasing efficiency and pushing quality to higher levels. For that reason, Agfa Graphics always introduces the latest release of Adobe's APPE its workflow solutions," said Andy Grant, Head of software, Agfa Graphics. "Both Apogee 10 and Asanti 3.0 benefit from APPE's reliability and features offering our users a unique and valued workflow hub for commercial offset and digital prepress and wide-format applications.
– Erik Peeters
Marketing Manager, Workflow Solutions
Canon / Océ - Canon and Océ have partnered with Adobe for many years. For our production printing products, the Adobe PDF Print Engine delivers state-of-the-art color, speed and reproduction quality. Océ VarioPrint i300 and the Canon Color imagePRESS Series customers now benefit from the new Mercury RIP Architecture in PRISMAsync. Parallel processing with Mercury maximizes rendering throughput for PDF jobs, regardless of the source.
– Erik van Deurzen
Director Marketing Océ Technologies
GMG - It used to be a struggle to manage the ripping of files correctly, with all those different in- and output file types like EPS, CT/LW, PS, and so on. Since Adobe became the de-facto industry standard with their Adobe Creative Suite products, those issues are gone when utilizing their APPE to rip files for printing.
– Martin Bielefeldt
Product Owner, ColorProof,
ProofControl and RipServer Standalone
EFI - EFI Fiery digital front ends drive leading production print engines around the globe. With close to 2 million Fiery DFEs shipped, we know what it takes to get the best performance. That’s why we have a long history of combining Adobe innovation with advanced EFI technologies like HyperRIP performance and ColorWise color management. Our strategic partnership and close working relationship with Adobe gives our customers the benefit of seamless integration with the latest Adobe technologies.
– John Henze
Esko and Adobe have a strong OEM partnership for PDF technology that goes back more than 10 years. Standard, reliable processing of PDFs, delivered by Adobe technology, is immensely valuable to our joint customers. Esko is looking forward to continue its successful relationship with Adobe based on customer-centric solutions built on top of the Adobe PDF Print Engine 4.0.
– Bernard Zwaenepoel
Senior VP Software Business
FFEI - As one of the first adopters of the Adobe PDF print engine in 2006, FFEI is delighted to have continued a close relationship with Adobe culminating in the latest release of APPE 4. FFEI’s Graphium Label Workflow is based on the APPE. It provides unique functionality, which allows users to truly benefit from Digital Hybrid printing - combining Flexo and UV inkjet print technologies. Amongst its many features and playing to the strengths of APPE, it allows both proof, soft proof, digital and plate rendering in a single job. We’re delighted to see Adobe’s latest APPE 4. It’s so important to see continued investment from Adobe in this type of technology enabling companies like FFEI to innovate and extend the adoption of Inkjet systems across the industry.
– Andy Cook
Fujifilm built their XMF Workflow from the ground up based on APPE and JDF and were the first to bring a product to market using APPE technology in a workflow for offset production, 10 years later our XMF Workflow has evolved into a powerhouse for driving digital production and our Jet Press range of high speed and high quality digital presses are driven with our XMF Workflow which today is running with the latest Adobe Mercury Architecture for APPE. We chose APPE for its pure approach to PDF ripping, the consistent quality it would offer and the longevity we saw it would bring to print production workflows and we have not been disappointed. Our long standing relationship with Adobe has allowed us to utilise the APPE technology to meet the challenges and demands that have come about due to the advances in digital printing. APPE remains one of the core technologies on which our XMF Workflow is built.
– John Davies
Product Group Manager, Workflow
ColorGATE - PDF interpretation integrity is key to all our customers whether they serve commercial or industrial applications. This is why we give an extreme high priority to always implement the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine version in order to obtain the best possible results.
After 8 years of partnering with Adobe, ColorGATE´s Productionserver 10 is one of the first RIP Software products utilizing the Adobe PDF Print Engine 4.0 and it provides a tremendous productivity boost. Paired with our unique Color Management features to ensure color accuracy and consistency, Adobe enables us to release very reliable software products that serve the constantly growing performance demands of high speed inkjet devices for packaging, commercial printing and industrial decoration. We congratulate Adobe to the 10th Anniversary of Adobe PDF Print Engine and like to say thanks for the great work and continuous support!
– Thomas Kirschner
CEO and founder
Heidelberg’s new industrial digital inkjet-printing machine Heidelberg Primefire 106 combines the best of both worlds: the flexibility and scope for differentiation from the world of digital printing and the reliability and precision offered by Heidelberg’s Peak Performance technology.
As all Heidelberg’s digital printing systems, the Heidelberg Primefire 106 is powered by Heidelberg’s Prinect Digital Frontend (DFE) using Adobe latest APPE 4.0 technology. Heidelberg was one of the first manufactures using Adobe APPE technology in the Prinect print shop workflow. Heidelberg continues to use Adobe technology for both printing methods: digital and offset printing. Heidelberg Prinect print shop workflow using APPE 4.0 is the backbone for Heidelberg’s Smart Print Shop concept enabling integrated and industrialised production. It continues to guarantee outstanding print quality for all Heidelberg printing devices.
– Eberhard Voss
HP - For over 15 years, HP has partnered with Adobe to deliver superior imaging quality to HP DesignJet users” says Xavier Garcia, general manager, Large Format division, HP. “ HP SmartStream with Crystal Preview, built with the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE), is a proven success, helping customers boost productivity and improve efficiencies by detecting errors in advance and reducing reprints. The HP PageWide XL portfolio also delivers the benefits of the Adobe PDF Print Engine to HP customers. I am happy to congratulate Adobe on the 10th anniversary of APPE and look forward to continued collaboration with Adobe to deliver our customers the best solutions for imaging quality.
– Xavier Garcia
General manager, Large Format division
Landa Digital Printing - The unique characteristics of the Nanographic Printing® process include a very broad gamut, and super-sharp half-tone dots, regardless of substrate. To realize its full potential, the rendering process is critical. Early on, we decided that the RIP driving the Landa presses should be powered by the Adobe PDF Print Engine. Like Adobe, Landa is an industry pioneer, and we welcome the opportunity to work together. Landa congratulates Adobe on 10 successful years of the PDF Print Engine.
– Gilad Tzori
VP Product Strategy
Onyx Graphics - Ensuring customers of Onyx Graphics have confidence in printed output is part of our mission statement. Partnering with Adobe as well as using the Adobe PDF Print engine during all stages of the workflow, including image previewing and final processing, makes predictable, high quality output a cornerstone of the ONYX Thrive Print workflow solution.
– Bryan Manwaring
Director of Product Marketing
Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions - Screen and Adobe have had a long and successful partnership. EQUIOS customers welcome the quality and reliability of the Adobe PDF Print Engine for CTP and digital print workflows. The Mercury RIP Architecture in our new Truepress Jet 520HD is essential to achieve its ultra-high performance.
– Tsuneo Baba, President