Customer endorsements

Customer endorsements

Adobe PDF Print Engine
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Adobe PDF Print Engine has been integrated into solutions from the industry’s most respected vendors.  Our customers value our contribution to their portfolio and here is what they have to say – in their own words.


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
VP Marketing

Océ Technologies

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


HP - 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 look forward to continued collaboration with Adobe to deliver our customers the best solutions for imaging quality.

– Xavier Garcia
General manager, Large Format division


Heidelberg’s 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 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
Product Management

Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions

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


Esko and Adobe have a strong OEM partnership for PDF technology. 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.

– Bernard Zwaenepoel
Senior VP Software Business

Workflow Solutions

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 and Asanti 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

Onyx Graphics

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 Print workflow solution.

– Bryan Manwaring
Director of Product Marketing


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. 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

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