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The AcroPlot line of software has always been able to produce some of the highest quality PDF files on the market. But when enabling the lines merge the software that does the final rendering (Ghostscript or Adobe) to create the output for the plotters have had a hard time converting the large format files because they are not optimized for large format drawings.

AcroPlot Repro solves this problem and then more. Faster processing, better dithering, and the ability to actually convert files at 400 dpi (which currently ghostscript seldom does) means you can now create the same high quality output on your Oce or Kip plotter as you see in the PDF file.

 

Features and benefits

Quality of Conversion
AcroPlot Repro uses an advanced dithering pattern which we feel does a much better job and produces a higher quality plot. Ghostscript on the other hand uses an Ordered Dithering pattern which creates a noticeable pattern for solid fills and tends to drop out light gray lines and text.
Dithering Patterns in AcroPlot Repro
AcroPlot Repro has been narrowed down to 4 dithering patterns that appear to do the best jobs. Dithering Patterns 1 and 2 tend to have a more random pattern where Patterns 3 and 4 tend to have a more linear pattern. But 1 and 2 are more likely to drop out really thin light colored lines.
Memory Settings in AcroPlot Repro
Unlike Ghostscript, AcroPlot Repro is doing a true 400 dpi dithering which results in a much higher quality TIFF. This is a highly memory and processing intensive process. At 36"x48" and 400 dpi we are talking about 276 million pixels that have to be determined if they are white or black.

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About AcroPlot Repro

It is a well done product and can actually convert many PDF files that GhostScript (we used before in our company) simpy can't.
It's also mainly much faster than GS, but for example with simpe B&W A3 size pdf it seems to be little bit slower. We have checked all configuration and that doesn't change that fact.
I more good point is that it's almost same time converting takes no matter will you choose to use 600DPI or 200DPI resolution and still it effects a lot to quality!
Also there is one problem that all this kind of product has as well.
When you convert file, it uses just 25% of available recources of CPU and not much memory either.
I think that In faster computer you should be able to somehow choose how much you will "sacrifise" of available recources of CPU to just converting files and how much memory (for example 25%-75%) you will reserve just for AcroPlot Repro's file converting.
I understand that normally there should be able to use computer same time as you are converting files. But what if your computers only job is to convert files? You can use only little bit of it's potential resources.
One more thing came to my mind.
It would be nice to if there would be able to choose "remove white margins" in AcroPlot Repro, like you can in Adobe Acrobat and many other programs.
That would help a lot because nowadays you can do some sort of PDF by almost 100, or even more, different ways and many of them results files where you have A3 or A1 size of picture on A0 sized paper.
If you still have to print hundreds after hundreds of PDF's like that it really takes time to choose right size of paper and then manually move it to right position in the program you print from.
So it would save a lot of time to be albe to choose "remove white margins" from configurations of AcroPlot Repro or if there would be checkbox for that feature.
So few more features and you have a perfect product

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