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Volume 32, Number 4, Page 647 (1993)
Nontopical Issue
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Advanced Function Printing—From print to presentation

by R. K. deBry, M. W. Munger
The strength of Advanced Function Printing (AFP) is due largely to the architectures that form its foundation. The architectures on which AFP is based have been developed over the last 12 years and have influenced the development of standards, competitive architectures, and, most importantly, software inside and outside IBM. Customers are demanding a more comprehensive view of printing that includes easy creation, viewing, and even specialized editing of printable documents. These next generation requirements are now being satisfied by software products that are based on the existing architecture. This paper describes some of these products and how they use the architecture, and describes possible future directions for AFP and related technologies.
Related Subjects: Architecture; General Applications; Graphics and Image