Adobe has announced version 5 of its Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 5) rendering technology for pre-press workflows. The new version extends PDF Print Engine’s reliable colour reproduction with new capabilities to harness the full potential of today’s digital and conventional presses, Adobe said.
It will also maximise colour impact in upcoming textile presses, industrial print stations and digital presses for label and packaging production.
Improvements have been made to APPE 5 to enable it to keep up with the creativity of designers using Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC, who Adobe said are producing graphically rich jobs that are increasingly complex to print.
The print engine is optimised to precisely render these jobs for printing on flat and contoured surfaces including paper, plastic, fabric, metal, ceramic, glass, and food products.
New features include high-speed edge enhancement, with anti-aliasing giving visually smoother edges on graphic objects and reducing processing times to a fraction of the time compared to alternative and post-rendering methods.