an article they co-authored recently on WhatTheyThink." />

Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured:     Industrial Print Analysis     European Coverage     Production Inkjet Analysis

David Zwang on Adobe PDF Print Engine 3

Published on January 7, 2014

Cary Sherburne and David Zwang discuss Adobe PDF Print Engine 3 and the impact on prepress in the industry. They reference an article they co-authored recently on WhatTheyThink.

Email Icon Email         

 

Discussion

By Mark Lewiecki on Jan 07, 2014

As Product Manager for the PDF Print Engine, I appreciated your article and video on the release of version 3. The need for speed is nearly universal among printers, in every segment, and across every job type. One of the strengths of the PDF Print Engine is that it uses the same core Adobe PDF technology which is used by InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. This yields a high degree of reliability in end-to-end Adobe print workflows. But, there are plenty of non-Adobe applications, for example web-based tools, which generate PDF files that may be less than optimal. Printers must handle these jobs, as well as bleeding-edge, corner-case and generally messed-up jobs, everyday. One of the reasons for the success of the PDF Print Engine in the marketplace is that, in addition to efficiently and reliably rendering well-formed PDF, it has the horsepower to handle poorly-formed PDF files, which can slow production to a crawl.

 

Post a Comment

To post a comment Log In or Become a Member, doing so is simple and free

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: Technical Programs at Idealliance Expanding and Going Global

Technical Programs at Idealliance Expanding and Going Global

Published: May 23, 2017

Tim Baechle, Vice President, Global Print Technologies & Workflows discusses current direction and new technical programs that Idealliance is developing for the industry.

 

Video preview: Color Management Pro Jim Raffel on G7 and the State of Color Reproduction

Color Management Pro Jim Raffel on G7 and the State of Color Reproduction

Published: May 23, 2017

Jim Raffel, CEO of ColorMetrix, shares insight into what he's seeing in the industry with the continued adoption of Idealliance's G7 as a method to provide common visual appearance across various print processes including industrial print applications.

 

Video preview: Direct-to-Object Printing: Do Converters Need to Redefine their Role?

Direct-to-Object Printing: Do Converters Need to Redefine their Role?

Published: May 22, 2017

Joe Morgan, formerly CEO of Standard Register and now Founder and CEO of Be Safe. Be Inspired. Be YOU. shares his insights on the InPrint USA show and the opportunities he sees for printing businesses in functional printing applications, particularly for packaging. He sees this as changing the role for the converter and requires businesses to redefine the role they will play in the future.

 

Video preview: A Mailer That Grows Wildflowers.  A Tree That Grows Books.

A Mailer That Grows Wildflowers. A Tree That Grows Books.

Published: May 19, 2017

Thinking he's got something special, WhatTheyThink Senior Video Editor Jon Emmerich does a little show-and-tell and asks for Frank's response. In true Frank fashion, Frank quickly and efficiently crushes Jon's dreams.

 

Video preview: Dave Fenske on Value Proposition of Direct Marketing

Dave Fenske on Value Proposition of Direct Marketing

Published: May 18, 2017

As one of the early adopters of production inkjet technology, Dave Fenske of Fenske Media discusses the whole value proposition of direct marketing and how it has enhanced his business and the business of his customers.

 

Video preview: Landa Digital Printing Shares North America Rollout Plans

Landa Digital Printing Shares North America Rollout Plans

Published: May 17, 2017

Nachum Korman, VP and GM, North America for Landa Digital Printing lays out the strategy for building a US sales and support organization, and discusses the three recently announced beta sites including the first installation in the US at Imagine! in Minneapolis, MN later this year.

 

View More Videos

 

Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2017 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved