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Adobe Systems PostScript Level 2 Software Available for the HP DeskWriter 550C Color-Capable Inkjet Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128799D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

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Software Patent Institute

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Adobe Systems Inc.: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that Hewlett-Packard Company has introduced a PostScript ™ software option for its HP ® DeskWriter ® 550C color printer, giving home office and small business users, as well as the current installed base of users, the capability to add PostScript Level 2 color printing for $249 and a complete PostScript-language color printing solution for less than $1,000. The product, called PostScript Software for the HP DeskWriter Family, is a software Raster Image Processor (RIP) option for the DeskWriter 550C inkjet printer that allows Macintosh ® users to produce full-color PostScript language-based pages from any application. The RIP is based on Adobe s Configurable PostScript Interpreter (CPSI) and includes 35 of Adobe s Type 1 fonts. Because it uses Adobe s PostScript Level 2 advanced color technology, the RIP is capable of producing accurate color rendering on various media types, including plain and glossy paper, transparency film and envelopes, for consistent color matching on output devices.

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Adobe Systems PostScript Level 2 Software Available for the HP DeskWriter 550C Color-Capable Inkjet Printer

HP Software Option Brings PostScript Level 2 Color Printing To Small Business and Home Office Users for $249 Mountain View, Calif. (August 2, 1993) (NASDAQ:ADBE)

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that Hewlett-Packard Company has introduced a PostScriptTM software option for its HP ® DeskWriter ® 550C color printer, giving home office and small business users, as well as the current installed base of users, the capability to add PostScript Level 2 color printing for $249 and a complete PostScript-language color printing solution for less than $1,000.

The product, called PostScript Software for the HP DeskWriter Family, is a software Raster Image Processor (RIP) option for the DeskWriter 550C inkjet printer that allows Macintosh ® users to produce full-color PostScript language-based pages from any application. The RIP is based on Adobe s Configurable PostScript Interpreter (CPSI) and includes 35 of Adobe s Type 1 fonts. Because it uses Adobe s PostScript Level 2 advanced color technology, the RIP is capable of producing accurate color rendering on various media types, including plain and glossy paper, transparency film and envelopes, for consistent color matching on output devices.

CPSI is a PostScript interpreter that resides in a workstation and performs the PostScript language rasterization function typically done in raster image processor (RIPs) embedded in an output device.

"Adobe s PostScript Level 2 software is recognized as the industry standard for color printing, and we are pleased to be working with HP to offer professional-quality, device-independent color capabilities to the small business and home office environment," said Steve MacDonald, senior vice president and general manager of Adobe s Systems Products Divisi...