From IPDS Technologies AG:
The AFP Server software allows users to create AFP documents, page segments, medium overlays, and AFP overlays on the client side by printing their other type of documents, such as Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint slides, TIFF images and JPEG/JPG business graphics, to the AFP Printer installed on a centralized print server. Once users' documents are printed to the AFP Printer, the AFP version documents are created and stored in a specified folder on the print server. Features: Create AFP document, page segment, medium overlay, and overlay from any Windows application. Store all client users' AFP documents, page segments and overlays into a folder of your choice on the server. Launch any external program to perform specific task on the server after an AFP file is created. Support data pipe and synchronization. Define custom paper size. Flexible page orientation such as Portrait, Landscape, Portrait 180, Landscape 270. Clip unprintable area or offset plus size. Grayscale methods include photographic dither, compressed dither, diagonal dither, line art halftone. Support bitonal (B/W, Color/White), 16 colors (4bit CMYK / RGB or 24bit RGB), and full color (32bit CMYK). Adjust image resolution between 300x300 and 600x600 dpi. JPEG and LZW compression algorithm for images. Support level of graphic objects that comply with GOCA's DR/2V0 standard. Easy Intensity and Contrast Controls. Best output fidelity for TrueType fonts as references, inline resources, or images. Optimize text in OpenType fonts, raster fonts, and outline fonts. Maintain output fidelity for placement in character, word, and line level. Print Text as Graphics for printers not fully-compliant to PT2, PT3 standards. Adjust Text Order when necessary. Font substitution of AFP character set with closely matched Windows font. Support Inline Form Definition. Produce AFP output files as smaller as possible with optimized AFPDS data stream. Certified for IBM Mainframe, AS400, iSeries.