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Adobe Systems PostScript Level 2 Technology Featured in Two New Color Printers from Tektronix

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128765D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

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Software Patent Institute

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Adobe Systems Inc.: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Mountain View, Calif. (January 3, 1994) (NASDAQ:ADBE) -- Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that Tektronix has introduced two new color printers that incorporate Adobe s PostScript ™ Level 2 software, the Phaser ™ 300i, a 300-dpi plain- paper color printer that provides full-bleed tabloid and network capabilities, and the Phaser 480, a full-bleed 11x17-inch dye-sublimation color printer for workgroups that produces photographic- quality color output. Both printers are available now and are designed to meet a broad range of needs among graphic arts professionals, users in the scientific and engineering communities and those in business workgroups. ";The new Phaser 300i and Phaser 480 continue in the tradition of high-quality color PostScript output devices users expect from Tektronix,"; said Steve MacDonald, senior vice president and general manager of Adobe s Systems Products Division. ";By developing printers that leverage the strengths of Adobe s PostScript Level 2 and Adobe Photoshop ™ software while meeting the needs of workgroup environments, Tektronix should further expand its broad range of users in the graphic arts, engineering and scientific communities."

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Adobe Systems PostScript Level 2 Technology Featured in Two New Color Printers from Tektronix

For More Information Please Contact Patricia J. Pane Adobe Systems Incorporated (415) 962- 2967

Mountain View, Calif. (January 3, 1994) (NASDAQ:ADBE) -- Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that Tektronix has introduced two new color printers that incorporate Adobe s PostScript TM Level 2 software, the Phaser TM 300i, a 300-dpi plain- paper color printer that provides full-bleed tabloid and network capabilities, and the Phaser 480, a full-bleed 11x17-inch dye-sublimation color printer for workgroups that produces photographic- quality color output. Both printers are available now and are designed to meet a broad range of needs among graphic arts professionals, users in the scientific and engineering communities and those in business workgroups. "The new Phaser 300i and Phaser 480 continue in the tradition of high- quality color PostScript output devices users expect from Tektronix," said Steve MacDonald, senior vice president and general manager of Adobe s Systems Products Division. "By developing printers that leverage the strengths of Adobe s PostScript Level 2 and Adobe PhotoshopTM software while meeting the needs of workgroup environments, Tektronix should further expand its broad range of users in the graphic arts, engineering and scientific communities."

The Phaser 300i

The Phaser 300i is the third-generation in Tektronix s family of phase-change color printers. The 300-dpi plain-paper, solid-ink printer with built-in PostScript Level 2 software produces output on any kind of paper, offers performance increases in printing speed and image processing, and provides full-bleed tabloid capability and (more)network capability. The new printer also includes a custom printer drivers that dramatically accelerates processing for Adobe Photoshop 2.5 software while maintaining flexibility and shareability of Adobe s PostScript Level 2 software. Adobe Photoshop, the leading image editing and enhancement application, allows graphic designers and photographers to manipulate scanned or computer-generated continuous-tone images.

The Phaser 300i is based on a 24-MHz AMD 29000 RISC processor that enables printing at speeds of one page per minute for letter-size pages and two minutes per page for tabloid-size pages. Advances in Tektronix proprietary TekColor TM image-rendering technologies offer improved flexibility and accuracy in color matching, with built-in color tables that allow the user to simulate alternate output devices such as a commercial press or a computer display. The printer also comes standard with serial, parallel and AppleTalk ® ports. An optional Etherne...