IPDS AFP Printing Solutions
ExcelliPrint® receives IPDS files which have been converted by the Print Services Facility (PSF). Once the AFP data has been converted to IPDS, ExcelliPrint Premium is able to receive the IPDS and output to a PDF document. The PDF file can be emailed, saved to a folder on your computer, or sent to a PDF capable printer.
In this way, ExcelliPrint Premium functions as an efficient AFP to PDF converter.
ExcelliPrint produces PDF with searchable text
ExcellPrint embeds the original text from IPDS document in the PDF, along with the host fonts. Please see the PDF page for more information.
IPDS Watermarks and PC Graphical Overlays
ExcelliPrint supports applying an image watermark, or overlay, to IPDS spool files in PDF format. These documents can be viewed and printed like any standard PDF file.
AFP to PDF Conversion Advantages
Saving and archiving in electronic formats is advantageous in IPDS print environments for a number of reasons:
To convert pure AFP files (not via IPDS), please visit IHS Systems for AFP to PDF conversion
AFP OverviewAFP print management architecture uses the IPDS protocol to interact with printers. AFP is device-independent / object-oriented while IPDS is device-DEPENDENT.
AFP incorporates the MO:DCA elements when a job is ready for printing. Once this happens, the AFP data stream is converted into an IPDS data stream by the Print Service Facility (PSF).
Mixed Object Document Content Architecture (MO:DCA) is what AFP uses to define a document's presentation. MO:DCA allows various data types, including images, text, bar codes, and graphics to be incorporated into the final print job.