The AFP Consortium Joins the 3D PDF Consortium as Association Member

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

AFP Consortium is leading the development of ISO standards that support high speed printing of PDF files using the Advance Function Presentation (AFP) architecture

Beaverton, Ore. – The 3D PDF Consortium welcomes new association member, the Advanced Function Presentation Consortium (AFP Consortium). The AFP Consortium is an international group that bring together expert voices from across the print industry. Its mission is to maintain and advance the AFP architecture. AFP Consortium members, often market competitors, work together to help ensure this stable, efficient, flexible architecture continues to thrive, even as the world of printing changes.

“A hallmark of the AFP architecture is its ability to include objects external to AFP as part of the presentation data stream, including PDF. This allows our collective customers to combine the rich capabilities of PDF with the management and control provided by AFP. Our Consortium members are committed to delivering the technical advances needed for print to continue thriving," said J B Condon, President of the AFP Consortium.

“We are extremely pleased to have AFP Consortium as member of the 3D PDF Consortium. We look forward to working with their group to further the development and promotion of standards,” said Betsy Fanning, Standards Director, 3D PDF Consortium. "We began our joint standards development providing a standardized subset of features to archive AFP documents and are continuing our efforts by standardizing tag sets and features to associate AFP with PDF."

To find out more about the AFP Consortium and its members, visit http://afpcinc.org/members/