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 - With more than 2 million EFI Fiery DFEs delivered to date, we know what it takes to get the best performance and image quality. That is why we are committed to working with Adobe and leveraging continuous improvement in performance and output quality, such as smoother shades, in Adobe PDF Print Engine 6.0.
Through this next phase of EFI’s long-term partnership with Adobe, we can deliver even more capability to customers who need to manage layers in digital packaging applications and support additional workflows using spectral colour data to achieve the spot colours that brand owners specify.
- John Henze
VP of Sales and Marketing
Canon Production Printing - Canon Production Printing and Adobe are true strategic partners in providing industry leading best-of-breed rendering technology via the Adobe PDF Print Engine. Combining our print server technology with Adobe technology enables us to deliver unmatched consistency and predictability in the print production workflow and helps our customers realise best-in-class reliability and performance.
- Bert van Agen,
Vice President Strategy & Alliances
EPSON - Epson has worked hand in hand with Adobe for many years to provide a variety of printing solutions. Epson Edge Print is a prime example of this long running collaboration. Epson Edge Print is a proprietary Epson software RIP developed to maximise the performance of print heads and inks. In 2020, we released Epson Edge Print PRO, a further evolution to Epson Edge Print. Epson Edge Print PRO features the Adobe PDF Print Engine which allows us to meet the ever increasing demand for PDF workflows. This enables PDFs created using Adobe Cloud products to be printed with higher reproducibility than when using the standard version of Epson Edge Print. Additionally, the Adobe PDF Print Engine can be used in one of the core strengths of Epson's colour control technology, helping to reproduce colours as they are intended. Epson will continue to work with Adobe to provide customers with a reliable and highly productive printing environment.
- Hitoshi Igarashi,
Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Printing Solutions Division
Chief Operating Officer, P Commercial & Industrial Operations Division
Konica Minolta, Inc. - The long-standing partnership with Konica Minolta and Adobe has provided comprehensive values of digital printing in commercial printing and label markets worldwide.
In particular, the superior image quality and colour reproduction for brochures, photo books, leaflets and labels as well as the high performance required for variable printing are achieved by combination with Konica Minolta’s DFE and Adobe’s APPE technology, including the Mercury RIP architecture and PDF/VT processing.
Konica Minolta will continue its partnership with Adobe to provide digital printing solutions with higher precision, productivity and value.
- Mototaro Noguchi
General Manager, Industrial Printing Business Unit
SCREEN Graphic Solutions - SCREEN has been providing Computer to Plate and various ink jet printing system over the years to meet the market demands of the printing industry which continue to change quickly. Under the partnership for more than 25 years with Adobe, we have adopted its RIP Core as the development platform for our original controller and collaborated to modernise the production environment.
The enhancements for packaging in Adobe PDF Print Engine 6 definitely match our direction. We are sure that collaborating with Adobe more than before, becomes the latest and the best solution for various customers.
- Yukiyoshi Tanaka
Agfa The Adobe PDF Print Engine is more than a technology to Agfa. It is a versatile solution that meets the requirements of Agfa’s diverse customer base. Whether it is cloud capability for commercial printer subscribing to Apogee or extreme high-resolution and precise rendering for bank note printing, it’s all embedded. As a result, it was a natural decision to select APPE for Amfortis, our packaging workflow. And to exceed the expectations of that print segment, Agfa looks forward to the innovations that are part of APPE version 6 as they will increase efficiency at our packaging printers and converters in various ways.
- Erik Peeters
Market Manager Commercial
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
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
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
Caldera adopted the Adobe PDF Print Engine as part of its core architecture in 2009, having already worked with Adobe for some years. Standardising mission-critical job elements has given numerous benefits to users in digital ink-jet, which is why Caldera users are amongst the industry’s leading lights, staying at the front of the pack when it comes to innovation and development.
- Joseph Mergui
Chief Executive Officer
Adobe invented PDF and pioneered its use as the preferred job exchange format for print production in the early ‘90s. Today Adobe is globally recognised as the leading supplier of PDF technologies for digital printing. With the importance of PDF workflow to the industrial inkjet industry, access to the Adobe suite of leading PDF and upstream technologies via the GIS Atlas® RIP Server and User Interface offers our customers and their end-users, a world-class, flexible and powerful platform for growth.
- Simon Edwards, Business and Product Manager - Software
ColorGATE - PDF interpretation integrity is key to all our customers whether they serve commercial or industrial applications. This is why we give an extreme high priority to always implement the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine version in order to obtain the best possible results. Paired with our unique Colour Management features to ensure colour accuracy and consistency, Adobe enables us to release very reliable software products that serve the constantly growing performance demands of high speed inkjet devices for packaging, commercial printing and industrial decoration.
- Thomas Kirschner
CEO and founder
Landa Digital Printing - The unique characteristics of the Nanographic Printing® process include a very broad gamut and super-sharp half-tone dots, regardless of substrate. To realise its full potential, the rendering process is critical. Early on, we decided that the RIP driving the Landa presses should be powered by the Adobe PDF Print Engine. Like Adobe, Landa is an industry pioneer and we welcome the opportunity to work together.
- Gilad Tzori
VP Product Strategy
GMG - It used to be a struggle to manage the ripping of files correctly, with all those different in- and output file types like EPS, CT/LW, PS and so on. Since Adobe became the de-facto industry standard with their Adobe Creative Suite products, those issues are gone when utilising their APPE to rip files for printing.
- Martin Bielefeldt
Product Owner, ColorProof,
ProofControl and RipServer Stand-alone