Datalogics, a provider of document technologies, has extended its distribution agreement with Adobe Systems for the distribution of the Adobe PDF Print Engine SDK.
Under the terms of the agreement, licensing, support and maintenance services will be provided directly by Datalogics to independent software vendors looking to embed Adobe PDF Print Engine software into their applications.
The Adobe PDF Print Engine SDK is a JDF-driven, PDF-native rendering toolkit which employs the same Adobe technologies used in creative suite applications, Adobe Reader, and Adobe Acrobat. ISVs can leverage these capabilities in their products, enabling PDF print workflows.
The Adobe PDF Print Engine is built upon open standards including PDF for describing content, ICC profiles to characterize color information, and JDF for job control. Additionally, Adobe PDF Print Engine can render jobs in the PDF/X-4 and PDF/X-5 formats, which support live transparency as well as layers and external reference Xobjects.
Kevin McNeill, executive vice president of Datalogics, said: The Adobe PDF Print Engine is a vital tool for prepress applications striving for ‘at-the-RIP’ quality and consistency. Print jobs are often rendered prior to final output, for proofing, analysis, and preprocessing. Applications which employ the PDF Print Engine will now be able to render using the same Adobe technology used in final output, ensuring a consistency and reliability that wasn’t previously available.