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Adobe Launches PostScript Driver for Windows Vista


Adobe PostScript Driver Provides Higher Quality Print Output; Helps Preserve Hardware Investment

SAN JOSE, Calif.— Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced new print driver software that enables users of Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ to take advantage of high quality PostScript printers. With Adobe® PostScript® Driver for Office/Windows Vista, customers can use their existing PostScript printers while obtaining higher quality print output from Microsoft Office applications. The driver is expected to ship to Adobe OEM printing partners in July 2007. OEM partners will be able to offer the driver directly to their customers and bundle it with devices.

“Adobe is committed to supporting our customers on the latest operating systems,” said Don Walker, senior director of product marketing and business development at Adobe. “Providing the best PostScript print technology for Vista is part of that commitment.”

The driver delivers higher quality print output for Office files with transparency and gradients than printing the same files using the standard PostScript driver bundled with Windows. OEM printer manufacturers can support the new Vista print path without making any changes to their devices. Implementing and customizing the driver requires minimal effort since it leverages existing PPDs (PostScript Printer Description) files, user interfaces and custom OEM code.

Adobe PostScript is the page description language standard for tens of millions of high performance printing systems, print workflow solutions and desktop printers. It provides core functionality for rendering complex images, text, graphics and color, and provides reliable, high-quality output across devices, from office printers to high-end digital production systems including the latest and most advanced digital color presses.

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