integrated the FLY SDK into their LinkOne Publishing System to enable import of PDF and EPS graphics as Windows Metafiles. ABB LinkOne is a graphical content delivery solution that provides correct and timely part information to a large and geographically dispersed network of dealers and operators. Accuracy and reliability were of paramount importance. In addition, because Visual Integrity could simulate features that were missing in the translation between file formats, the results were precise and impressive.
United Parcel Service (UPS) has come a long way from their start in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States. Today, UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company with one of the most recognized and admired brands around the globe. To support delivery operations, UPS is continually producing ground transit maps in real time that show delivery schedules across North America. The maps are generated as WMF which is ideal for Windows printing. Suppliers like Standard Register and RR Donnelley needed to incorporate these maps into publications that they create for UPS. They use the FLY Server to batch convert the WMF files into EPS files for their PostScript-based print production flow.
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Gannett is the publisher of USA Today and a leading media and marketing company. They employs digital technology and services to reach millions of people everyday through Web and mobile media. For a newspaper industry project, Gannett implemented FLY Batch Server to publish EPS classified ads to the web. JPEG was the chosen as the most appropriate format since many of the ads included photos.
SDL provides content and document management solutions that streamline the information creation and delivery process. They integrated the PDF SDK into their XML Professional Publisher (XPP) to enable import of PDF pages as EPS files. XPP, an automated XML publishing engine, is widely used in publishing, technical documentation, financial, government, high tech, aerospace and defense industries. XPP is a key component of some of the most sophisticated, high-production publishing systems in the world.
Merck & Co. is a global healthcare company committed to improving health and well-being around the world, They use PDF Server to convert PDF documents into the EPS format as part of their high-volume production system that produces regulatory submissions to the FDA. Over the years that Merck has been a Visual Integrity customer, we have added several custom features and enhancements to our engine in order to ensure absolute conversion accuracy of even the most arcane symbols and equations thus providing the highest fidelity output possible for these critical FDA submissions.
Harris Corporation uses Adobe FrameMaker to produce its technical manuals. The graphics are either produced in CAD applications or stored in legacy systems such as Interleaf. In both cases, they rely on PDF FLY to convert the drawings from EPS into MIF producing graphics that are editable and can be easily imported into their FrameMaker documents.
The world-renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, forms a community of 20,000 people from 80 nations with an outstanding research record. Visual Integrity products are at work in several faculties. One professor uses MATLAB to generate sophisticated data plots in EPS. To share these, he needed a solution to publish the EPS files to the Web in a format that people could zoom and pan. SVG was the answer, automatically produced in seconds by invoking PDF FLY via a command line script on UNIX.
Mohawk Industries, the leading producer and distributor of flooring worldwide, relies on PDF FLY to streamline their marketing workflow to move logos, product images, brochures and ads into their XML-based online authoring and publishing system. Files are converted on Linux from EPS into SVG, the XML standard for scaleable vector graphics on the Web.
Visual Integrity supports PostScript and encapsulated PostScript as input and output options for the FLY product family. While PostScript is primarily a printing language, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) is a graphic file format. It was derived from PostScript to enable exchange of graphics between applications and platforms and placement of single-page PostScript files inside documents destined for PostScript or PDF printing. It has become a standard in both technical and desktop publishing as well as pre-press.
Because most applications can not interpret PostScript, EPS files cannot be rendered on-screen, authored, or printed to non-PostScript printers. To enable display, EPS files can include a low-quality raster preview image that gets displayed on-screen or printed to non-PostScript printers. There are several varieties of such previews, the most prevalent of which is TIFF. With Visual Integrity, you’ll overcome the limitations of working with EPS files and be able to move them usefully into new environments.
EPS graphics can be frustrating to users because they often display just as a grey box on the screen. In this case, it is good to convert them to another format more suitable for preview and editing such as WMF, SVG, CGM or MIF.
- Full support for Level 1, 2 and 3 PostScript input for conversion to ASCII text and vector output formats.
- Files may contain vector graphics, raster images and text with fonts (PostScript, Type 1 or TrueType fonts).
- Addition of bitmap preview optional (EPSI)
- Automatic conversion of multi-page documents to single-page EPS files
- High level of operator control with options to customize and optimize PostScript data flows such as conversion to Level 1, rendering fonts as vectors and elimination of raster images