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PostScript or PDF

When the design is complete, save or export the image to be ripped for Collage. Should you save as PostScript or PDF?

If you have the Xitron RIP with the Collage RIP Plug-in, you should only save as PDF! All current design software can create PDF.


If you use PostScript, you may encounter problems with the ripped images, especially in the color names. You can run the PostScript image though the Acrobat Distiller to create PDF, which will work correctly in the RIP. This is not recommended, as you have less control than when saving as PDF directly.

The PostScript programming language was invented in 1984. PostScript version 2 was released in 1991. Version 3, the last version, was released in 1998. Adobe then created the PDF format and continues to support PDF to this day. See for information on settings to create PDF for Collage.


If you have any questions, please contact OHIO.


OHIO Gravure Technologies in Dayton, Ohio USA designs and manufactures advanced equipment for the global gravure printing market. The Engineering, Software Development, and Manufacturing groups work to provide innovative solutions to improve quality and productivity, such as the award-winning Hybrid Engraving System. Our engineering specialty since 1980 is our sub-micron accurate cutting system (Vision engrave head). We provide installation and support for our electromechanical engravers and the prepress layout software Collage for gravure printing.



Ohio Gravure Technologies Inc
4401 Lyons Road
Miamisburg Ohio USA 45342
phone +1 937.439.1582

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