stEPS 1.2

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stEPS 1.2

Post by Info-Mac » July 9th, 1999, 9:00 am

Download: http://archive.info-mac.org/prn/steps-12.hqx

Excourse stEPS serves to optimize output time for PostScript jobs containing
multiple copies of the same illustration (also known as step and repeat
sets).

Benefits
stEPS uses PostScript Level 2 features to avoid file size increase, make
page layout tasks more efficient and improve network and RIP performance.
stEPS was developed as a solution for those who involved in
packaging/labeling production as well as individuals printing personal
business cards and postal labels.

How it works
stEPS works with images in EPS format. Source EPS file could be created in
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop or any other application that supports
export in this format. stEPS creates another EPS file that contains all
source file data and additional PostScript code with step and repeat
functionality. Exported from stEPS EPS file (with image repeated any number
times) doesn't have significant file size increase over original EPS file.
Resulting EPS file could be downloaded directly to PostScript RIP or placed
into any page layout application, just like regular EPS file.

Hardware and software requirements
¥ Macintosh with PowerPC processor
¥ 16MB physical RAM
¥ MacOS 7.5 or higher
¥ PostScript Level 2 software RIP or PostScript printer

Demo limitations
Until you register, stEPS works in Demo mode. The difference from registered
version is that all images in exported step and repeat set are crossed by
thin black lines making it useless for real production purposes. Demo mode
allows you to test stEPS output with your PostScript devices.
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