Offering to enhance your Adobe PDF Print Experience

Offering to enhance your Adobe PDF Print Experience

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Technical collaboration is an important part of partner relations. Adobe supports partner engineering teams throughout the product lifecycle, from design to integration and testing. For products that include PDF Print Engine, the final step in this process is certification. Upon completion, a certificate is issued by Adobe Engineering and Product Management for the product. New products, upgrades, and maintenance updates must all be certified by Adobe before they can be distributed to customers. 


How does certification work?

Adobe provides partners with a suite of files, along with testing criteria. Partner Engineering runs the tests and reports the results to Adobe, along with detailed product information captured in a questionnaire. The information provided enables Adobe to understand the types of presses/printers to be driven by the product and the product’s intended use. It also covers hardware, operating system, configuration parameters, color management, screening, supported features, job types, type of press, and more. Certification helps Adobe maintain its high standards, and the data enables Adobe to provide informed guidance and recommendations to all stakeholders. 


For partners, certification is a valuable exercise for all contributors to the final product: product strategy, product management, developers, quality engineers, business decision-makers, and so on. Adobe may make suggestions to optimize system settings or recommend PDF Print Engine features that are relevant to a partner’s target segment(s). Certification is a key milestone in the product lifecycle and provides additional assurance of overall product quality.

Mercury RIP architecture

For products that drive variable data printing jobs to high-volume presses, the Mercury RIP architecture provides a dynamic framework for job and resource allocation. Mercury-branded products require a separate certification, with specific architectural criteria for performance and scalability. Adobe Engineering may provide guidance at every stage of the project, including design, and partner engineers are required to attend a scalability workshop.

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