QUESTION: What is PrintStreamer?
ANSWER: PrintStreamer is a print-optimization technology for variable-data-printing that was introduced in 1994 by Barco Graphics. The PrintStreamer is a buffer between Barco Graphics' "FastRip/X" RIP and the digital press, enabling electronic collation, page picking and unlimited variable-data printing.
The concept is scalable for different press architectures.
The interface to the PrintStreamer is documented so RIP vendors can integrate their RIP technology into the PrintStreamer. This makes it accessible for industry standards like PostScript, PDF, AFP, IPDS and other well-known page-description languages.