The Prepress Department at St. Croix Press recently completed an extensive upgrade to their prepress workflow. Xitron Sierra, version 6.5 brings with it the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) version 3.6.
“Sierra 6.5 has been highly anticipated due to the addition of APPE 3.6, Adobe’s next-generation rendering engine,” said Eric Nelsen, Xitron’s VP of Product Development. “The difference in speed and interpretive accuracy, especially with live transparency, is remarkable. Taking advantage of 64-bit processing and large addressable memory space, the performance gain is nearly 15% over previous versions.”
St. Croix uses a multi-box configuration of the workflow, effectively doubling the already increased rendering speed while adding redundancy to the department’s hardware/software installation.