[texhax] PostScript output (from XeTeX)?

Peter Davis pfd at pfdstudio.com
Thu Dec 2 21:00:15 CET 2010

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 2:45 PM, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com>wrote:

> On Dec 2, 2010, at 2:28 PM, Peter Davis wrote:
> > Converting from PDF seems way too slow for a production environment.
> I'd turn it around. Processing PostScript code is way too slow for a
> production environment.
> Surely what you need to do can be accomplished w/ a .pdf?

There are shops whose workflows are highly optimized around PostScript.
 Pure PDF RIPs, and especially PDF/VT (the variable-transactional version of
PDF) are relatively new and not widely used.  Probably most RIPs in the
world convert PDF to PostScript before rasterizing.

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