Best-in-class RIP technologies providing office printing and commercial printing solutions

Best-in-class RIP technologies providing office printing and commercial printing solutions

Best-in-class RIP technologies providing office printing and commercial printing solutions

Adobe Embedded Print Engine

Adobe PDF Print Engine

Evolution of the PostScript Language

Adobe PostScript® was at the forefront of the Desktop Publishing Revolution. It was released in 1984 and was not only the first device-independent Page Description Language (PDL) but also a programming language. It was originally designed to print documents on laser printers but was soon adapted to produce high-resolution files for imagesetters used by commercial printers.

 

Adobe PostScript® translates ideas into print — exactly as intended. It quickly became the technology of choice for high-quality output. PostScript brought assurance that the most complex documents would print accurately. It delivered superior workflow efficiency and reliability.  Enterprises around the world were quick to adopt the technology. Today the Adobe PostScript SDK (Software Development Kit) continues to run on a wide range of operating systems and real-time platforms. It is licensed by leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and has been at the core of more than 20 million devices since its launch.

Evolution of the PostScript Language

Much of the power of the PostScript language derives from its ability to not only allow the description of images but also vector graphics, text, colour and shades UNLIKE the raster formats of the day (and today). It can deal with the general class of raster output devices (printers and displays) as it can be used as an interactive system for controlling them. The defining property of a raster output device is that a printed or displayed image consists of a rectangular array of dots, called pixels, that can be addressed individually. The ability to individually set colours of pixels means that printed or displayed output can include text, fonts, arbitrary graphical shapes and reproductions of sampled images.

The Adobe Print Family delivers best-in-class RIP and driver technologies to market-leading print OEMs, enabling them to provide “Commercial Printing” solutions to Print Service Providers and “Office Printing” solutions to small, medium and large organisations.

Office Printing

Office Printing

The PostScript RIP was a common component for laser printers until the 1990s. Today, Adobe PDF has replaced PostScript as the preferred print file format and is also the dominant format for document sharing and collaboration across devices and platforms. Adobe Embedded Print Engine is the next-generation RIP for driving desktop and multi-functional printers (MFPs). It can natively process PDF files for fast reliable printing in the office and home environments. It is optimised for printing via mobile and cloud and accurate output to low print-speed, low-resource devices without compromising performance and print quality.

Commercial Printing

Adobe PDF Print Engine is the industry’s leading imaging technology for commercial print. It powers workflows in every industry segment, driving over 200,000 presses and proofers around the globe. As designers push creative boundaries with Adobe Creative Cloud, the PDF Print Engine employs the same core technologies used in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC and Acrobat DC to render content for reliable reproduction on any surface in any manufacturing process.

Commercial Printing

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