Artifex Software Inc.

7 Mt. Lassen Dr. A-134, 94903 San Rafael, CA
USA
Telephone +1 415 4929861
Fax +1 415 4929862
miles.jones@artifex.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
Caldera S.A.R.L.

Location

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Contact

Scott Sackett

Department head/group leader
Administration, personnel, training

7 Mt. Lassen Dr. A-134
San Rafael, CA 94903, USA

Phone
+1-940 482 79 85

Email
scott.sackett@artifex.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.01  Publishing software
  • 01.01.050  Font management software

Font management software

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.070  PDF software

PDF software

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.080  Screening technologies

Screening technologies

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.085  RIP systems

RIP systems

Our products

Product category: Font management software

Ghostscript

Ghostscript's PDF, PostScript and PCL interpreters feature commercial quality font scaling technologies:
Type 1 (hinted)
TrueType (non-hinted)
Type 42
CID
Double-byte
OpenType
CFF
Intellifont

We also offer compete font sets compatible with the most popular printers (35 fonts, 80 fonts, and 136 fonts).

 

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Product category: PDF software

Ghostscript

Ghostscript Page Description Language Interpreters for embedded, host-based RIPs, document management and cloud server deployment for Hewlett Packard, Xerox, EMC, OpenText, Canon/Oce, Konica Minolta, and Kyocera Mita.

• PDF - Portable Document Format
• XPS
• PostScript to PDF conversion/creation
• Postscript
• PCL5e/c and PCLXL (together = PCL6)
• XPS to PDF conversion/creation

MuPDF Page Description Language Interpreter for mobile solutions for Hewlett Packard, Ricoh, Intel and Adobe.

• PDF - Portable Document Format
• XPS

SmartOffice mobile document solution for Blackberry, LG Electronics, NEC, Garmin, and Fujitsu

• MS Office formats
Word
Powerpoint
Excel
• PDF - Portable Document Format
• .txt
• Image formats: .png, .gif, .jpeg

Over 100 companies license Artifex PDL technologies including Adobe, HP, Konica/Minolta, Xerox, and Kyocera.

No other software vendor offers a solution this complete. Millions of users have benefited from the ability to preview documents on the screen or provide high quality raster for hardcopy output. In addition, Artifex combines the tools, information and technical support needed in order to meet the reliability and performance requirements of its OEM partners.

 

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Product category: Screening technologies

Even Tone Screening

Even Toned Screening
Even Toned Screening controls undesirable halftone patterns and textures, a form of error diffusion screening optimized for inkjet printers, using a technique known as Output-Dependent Feedback Screening.
Exceptional features of error diffusion screening include total freedom from moire, as well as unparalleled fidelity in reproducing fine detail. These features have helped ensure error diffusion's dominant role in halftoning for inkjet printers. This high quality screening technique adds output-dependent feedback to the conventional error diffusion halftone, improving these halftones significantly.


Error diffusion halftones are plagued by a “wormy” texture in highlights and shadows. This undesirable effect is caused by limitations in the logic used by error diffusion to place dots. With Even Toned Screening, the visual texture of highlight and shadow tones are made more uniform, eliminating the wormy textures that can occur with conventional error diffusion halftones. This screening technique is effectively identical to placing each halftone dot in the center of a circle and packing the circles tightly together. The resulting texture appears very homogeneous, and is visually pleasing to the eye.


While Even Toned Screening can be applied to both highlight and shadow dots, on inkjet printers only the highlights cause visually noticeable patterns, because of the ink spread. Thus, applying the output dependent feedback to highlight textures one can speed processing.

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Product category: RIP systems

Ghostscript

Ghostscript is the engine in many of the top-performing RIP solutions including Caldera, Aurelon, devStudio, Luratech, ErgoSoft and StudioRIP.

 


Ghostscript is the PDL engine inside Caldera, Aurelon, devStudio, Luratech, ErgoSoft, and StudioRIP.

Artifex offers the following products for printers, RIP systems, document management systems, cloud printing, and mobile solutions:

Ghostscript Page Description Language Interpreter

• PDF - Portable Document Format
• XPS
• PostScript to PDF conversion/creation
• Postscript
• PCL5e/c and PCLXL (together = PCL6)
• XPS to PDF conversion/creation

MuPDF Page Description Language Interpreter

• PDF - Portable Document Format
• XPS

SmartOffice mobile document solution

• MS Office formats
Word
Powerpoint
Excel
• PDF - Portable Document Format
• .txt
• Image formats: .png, .gif, .jpeg

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About us

Company details

Artifex Software Inc. is the exclusive licensing agent for the highly regarded Artifex Ghostscript® PostScript, XPS, PDF and PCL interpreter technologies. Ghostscript software began in 1986 as a freely available alternative to Adobe's PostScript products and is now widely recognized as a premiere independent implementation of all the leading page description languages. Artifex also developed and distributes the high-performance PDF rendering engine "MuPDF"

Leader in Open Technologies

Known for its unique open architecture, availability of source code, responsive support and portability across an enormous range of CPU's, operating systems and output devices, Ghostscript software has long been considered one of the best pieces of freely available software on the Net.

Serving Industry Leaders Worldwide

The growing number of Artifex's licensees worldwide evidences our successful application of these technologies in the commercial arena. Our clients include such industry leaders as two divisions of Hewlett Packard, IBM, Konica-Minolta, Kyocera, and Xerox. Please check out our list of customers on our "Technology Customers" page.

Demonstrated Reliability and Performance

We've earned the confidence of our OEM customers through demonstrated reliability and highly competitive results on performance benchmarks. Each generation of Artifex's technologies reaches maturity through the scrutiny of dozens of external beta testers and thousands of diverse users on the Internet. Before release to customers, Artifex's products are validated with the demanding Quality Logic conformance test suites (the de facto industry compatibility standard).

Expert, Responsive Customer Support

The foundation of Artifex's technical excellence is our experienced team of design engineers and QA experts. Our staff includes some the most senior PostScript and PCL technologists available in the industry. They provide responsive support for our existing technologies, as well as the expertise to extend those capabilities both as a part of our continuous product improvement process and by targeted development projects in response to specific customer needs.

Committed to Current and Emerging Technologies

As a technology provider, Artifex Software Inc. is committed to offering complete and independent implementations of all the commercially important high-level PDL's for the printing and document processing industry. Artifex Software Inc. is continually expanding its array of interpreter and font offerings to meet the current and emerging needs of our OEM customers.

Artifex's Track Record

Artifex Software Inc. began in 1993 as the exclusive commercial licensing agent for the Ghostscript interpreter technologies of Aladdin Enterprises. Ghostscript software was the first independent implementation of PDF and PCLXL. With an increasing presence in both host-based and embedded applications, Ghostscript technologies set the pace for PostScript, PDF, PCL5 and PCLXL.

Open Technology

In support of the concept of open technology, Ghostscript software was created as a fully functional, cross-platform PostScript interpreter with source code availability. Originally distributed as a freely available end-user package, Ghostscript software became highly sought after by OEMs who wanted to license it for their own products. Thus, Artifex was created to facilitate transfer of freely available software to commercial licensing applications.

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Company data

Foundation

1993

Area of business
  • prepress / print
  • premedia/ mulitchannel