The commercial printing industry is often referred to as reprographics. As such, service providers are called reprographers. Reprographer, Steve Kuykendall, maintains a forum for discussion of reprographic issues. The forum is administered as a Yahoo group called Apprentice List. Apprentice was the name for the Repro Desk product when it was briefly sold under the Autodesk name. Repro Desk is now marketed, developed, sold, and supported by Océ. To subscribe to the forum, you can send an email to [email protected].
|As a file format that is often supplied to reprographers, DWF comes up now and then. Recently some of the forum members asked about DWF to Tiff conversion. Autodesk DWF Partner, CADzation supplies a DWF to Tiff converter called AcroPlot Repro. AcroPlot Repro provides a solution for reprographers who are using older versions of Océ Repro Desk that do not support DWF natively.|
Whether direct from DWF to the device or via an intermediate conversion to Tiff, DWF can be printed by commercial reprographers. What you do with your design data in addition to committing it to paper allows DWF to go beyond the paper.