PostScript File Format

PostScript is both an input and an output format for Visual Integrity software. Developed more than 40 years ago by John Warnock and Charles Geschke at Adobe, it is still at the heart of today’s printed pages and publishing applications. PostScript is a computer language that describes how text and graphics are combined on a page. This page description language enabled the leap from dot matrix and impact printing to laser and ink-jet printing and the significant improvements in screen displays. Most applications, primarily scientific and engineering programs, can easily output data and reports in the PostScript language.

These files can be converted into other formats using software from Visual Integrity.

For developers, explore our PDF SDK Framework which converts PostScript and PDF into industry-standard vector and raster formats.

For PCs and Macs, look PDF FLY if you need to convert PostScript to other formats.

Where does PostScript Come From?

PostScript can be found in all corners of an organization, and it can be produced from virtually all applications on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

  • Technical and scientific applications often write output directly to PostScript.
  • Most applications can save files directly as PostScript (.ps/.prn) or EPS (.eps)
  • On Windows, you can generate PostScript files from any application by printing ‘to file’ using a PostScript printer driver (there’s no need to have the printer – you need the driver).