Xerox, EFI extend APPE functionality to new color presses
Xerox Corporation and EFI are helping print service providers move more jobs through their shops faster and drive greater revenue with the availability of the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE).
APPE is available for Xerox's new Color 800/1000 Presses driven by the Xerox EX Print Server Powered by EFI Fiery and Xerox's FreeFlow Print Server. APPE uses the same core imaging technologies as industry-leading Adobe applications, effectively streamlining the hand-off between job creator and printer.
For example, APPE provides a significant customer benefit by delivering greater color consistency and workflow flexibility by processing native PDF files without conversion to PostScript. Native PDF rendering improves end-to-end predictability and reliability of the entire print process while reducing delays, prepress prep time and rework. APPE also uses JDF-based automation technologies, resulting in greater overall throughput.
"EFI's longstanding partnership with Adobe and Xerox has enabled our Fiery servers to stay at the forefront of innovation and technology leadership," said Toby Weiss, senior vice president and general manager of Fiery, EFI. "Because Fiery servers now support APPE and conventional PostScript interpreter, it guarantees workflow interoperability with all jobs."
For more information visit www.xerox.com.