Autodesk supplies some of our DWF partners in the commercial printing industry with technology that allows DWF files to be printed by reprographic software. This technology is referred to as the DWF Printer Development Kit (PDK).
A reprographic customer recently reported a problem where his dot-based fill patterns in his DWF file were not printing dark enough. Printing to same device directly from the DWG using AutoCAD yielded the expected results.
As it turned out, the DWF PDK was not drawing its dots large enough. The collection of smaller dots made the fill patterns appear lighter. This problem was corrected and tested in PDK 18.104.22.168. This PDK is now shipping with KIP Powerprint 6.6.2 and PLP PlotWorks 5.5.2 SP6. Océ Client Tools 1.6.4.002 uses DWF PDK 22.214.171.124 and does not yet benefit from our correction.
Although DWF allows you to go beyond the paper, getting the design data on the paper is also important.