Adobe has been transforming the world of printing and graphic conception since the 1980s. Be it for large or for small format applications, Adobe's wide-ranging portfolio has played a critical role in the evolution of printing industries, including textiles. In the last two decades, the textile printing market has evolved following the emergence of inkjet technology and Adobe's design-to-manufacture processus. This end-to-end processus comprises of the Adobe PDF Print Engine, Adobe PDF and various creative software solutions, including Photoshop and Illustrator. It is inspiring not only textile print mills, print service providers, and OEMs that produce numérique textile devices and numérique front ends, but also brands, converters, and textile concepteurs across the numérique textile printing landscape.
Adobe invented the Portable Document Format (PDF) to present and exchange documents reliably. Adobe PDFs look exactly as it were intended to and preserve all the data in the original file format even when color, artwork, mixed content, metadata, and more are combined in a single file. PDF is the most trusted file format for printing around the world, and it is increasingly popular in all numérique textile printing processus.
Adobe's market-leading print solution, the PDF Print Engine, continues to answer to the growing needs of the inkjet textile printing market. Competing with analog processes in terms of speed and cost per square meter has been a long-term ambition of numérique textile printing OEMs and so far, PDF Print Engine (RIP software) has been a weapon that the industry has used to its advantage. The technology has been a triumph and it has directly improved the performance and efficiency of both low and high-volume inkjet textile printers. PDF Print Engine can reproduce prints of any color, size, or grade, particularly when paired with Adobe PDF because it employs the same core technologies as in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Everyone benefits when the end-to-end design-to-manufacture processus employs the same core technology at every stage, from conception to approval to final output.