As the print landscape continues to evolve, Adobe continues to innovate. Adobe revolutionised printing with the introduction of PostScript in 1984, Portable Document Format (PDF) in 1993 and Adobe PDF Print Engine in 2006. Adobe continues to lead the industry, bringing award-winning, patented technologies to printers around the globe. Our portfolio spans the entire workflow, with products for authoring, managing and outputting print jobs. Our partners are market leaders in every category, delivering best-in-class solutions for today and tomorrow.
Adobe is committed to advancing the print industry through the development of new standards, such as the JDF job ticket and the PDF/X series of digital master formats. Adobe is an active participant in standards bodies and industry associations such as the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO); the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress Organisation or CIP4 (JDF); the International Colour Consortium (ICC profiles); and the PDF Association (PDFA). Adobe initiated and drove the development of PDF/VT, the standard for graphically rich variable data printing (ISO 16612-2).
Adobe print technologies are the product of decades of development, enhanced and extended by ongoing investment and innovation. The Adobe print imaging platform is the most comprehensive and efficient in the industry. Our foundational technologies—including the Adobe PDF Library, Adobe CoolType (font rendering), Adobe Graphics Engine and Adobe Color Engine—are employed by Adobe applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and
Acrobat DC. The result is reliable rendering, the most trusted in the industry. All Adobe print technologies are supported by world-class project managers and consulting engineers. Adobe is ranked among the top 50 global brands, a valuable resource that our partners may leverage in their marketing programmes.