Adobe's native PDF RIP technology
The Adobe PDF Print Engine is a common rendering engine technology, packaged as a software development kit (SDK). It can be the basis for a variety of products for previewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) documents at different stages of the professional print workflow.
As print consumers and design applications have matured, print workflow applications have had to deal with the growing number of problems and idiosyncracies inherent in PostScript-based workflows. Utilizing Adobe PDF Print Engine will enable them to circumvent these problems by supporting more advanced design features and implementing a more streamlined approach.