Heidelberg Prinect Meta Dimension Software to Encompass Adobe PDF Print Engine
Today Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) unveiled its
plan to introduce the new Adobe PDF Print Engine into its Prinect
production workflow system. With the PDF Print Engine,
Heidelberg's Prinect customers will get access to a PDF
workflow spanning consistently from the creative professional to
the production stages of the print service providers by using one
common PDF technology. Also, Heidelberg Prinect users can be among
the first to use the latest PDF technology to serve their customers
which will help to strengthen their competitiveness.
As a first step, Heidelberg is currently implementing the
Adobe PDF Print Engine into its Prinect MetaDimension RIP and plans
to ship it as part of Prinect MetaDimension offering in late 2006.
"Being a partner to Adobe since we shipped
"RIP1" - the world's first High Resolution RIP - to
the graphic arts industry, Heidelberg welcomes the new PDF Print
Engine. It will enable Heidelberg to improve its versatile and
robust Prinect PDF/ Postscript rendering products even further.
Based on our native Prinect JDF architecture we will use the Adobe
PDF Print Engine to build new products along the whole workflow
chain enabling our customers to use the most advanced PDF
technology in a completely integrated environment to serve their
clients best," said Dr. Peter Leu, Vice President of Prinect
Product Management at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.
The new Adobe PDF Print Engine is a completely JDF/JMF
controlled software engine which is optimally suited for the
integration into Heidelberg's native JDF Prinect architecture.
The Prinect concept holds job data in a fundamental JDF
architecture which makes it particularly straight forward for
Heidelberg to implement the benefits of the PDF Print Engine across
its whole range of workflow applications, from softproofing at the
creative professional to Prepress and Press, digital as well as
"Adobe PDF and JDF are the backbone of the Adobe PDF
Print Engine and a building block of Heidelberg's Prinect
production workflow system," said Don Walker, Senior Director,
Product Marketing and Business Development, Adobe Systems.
"The Adobe PDF Print Engine reflects the strong adoption of
PDF in the graphic arts industry, combining the strengths of Adobe
PDF to preserve source file content and JDF to manage the printing
process, ensuring reliable, consistent and profitable print