Scalable transform solution accelerates AFP workflow

InfoPrint® Transform Manager for AIX®, Linux and Windows® is designed to improve print production productivity and help lower total cost of print. A datastream and image transform solution, InfoPrint Transform Manager can accelerate Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) workflow and improve device utilisation.

Complex variable data, images and print files may need to be converted to take advantage of secure and reliable AFP printing. Traditional processing methods can create transform bottlenecks and slow down printing. InfoPrint Transform Manager automatically and transparently offloads Adobe® PDF (both PDF to AFP and AFP to PDF), PostScript®, PCL, SAP (OTF and ABAP) and image transforms (TIFF, GIF and JPEG) to a dedicated system for processing and then returns jobs for printing.


  • Converts large, complex Adobe® PDF and PostScript® files into AFP with outstanding price/performance

  • Converts AFP files into PDF for electronic delivery, Web presentment or printing on PDF printers

  • Provides consistent, efficient transform output across print servers running InfoPrint Manager, InfoPrint ProcessDirector and IBM® Infoprint Server for z/OS® to boost efficiency and help lower operating costs

  • Start small and scale as your needs change by adding additional processors or blades

  • Standardises print operations on the reliable, scalable AFP architecture and supported Intelligent Printer Data Stream™ (IPDS™) printers

  • Brings non-compliant PDF files into compliance with the current PDF specification to aid transform speed

  • Runs automatically with InfoPrint Manager for Windows or AIX or standalone with the use of a command line


Dedicated processing power for complex Adobe® PDF, PostScript®, PCL, SAP (OTF and ABAP) and TIFF, GIF and JPEG image transformation to AFP. AFP to PDF is also supported.

  • Extend the capabilities of, InfoPrint® Manager and IBM® Infoprint Server for z/OS®

  • Help improve time-sensitive print management workflow

Solution runs on AIX, Linux or Windows

  • Expand processor power as printing and print transformation needs grow

  • Use multiple cores in a single processor, multiple processors in a single server, or blade servers with the enhanced installation wizard to provide automatic configuration

  • Spread print jobs across multiple processors to help achieve significant speed improvements

Cost-effective scalability
Expand the processing power of InfoPrint® Transform Manager by installing new blades quickly and easily

Black-and-white and full-colour output for PDF, PostScript and image transforms, with Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) architected colour management
Enable flexible transformation of print data streams

Enhanced speed
Accelerate transformation significantly to help boost productivity

Graphical user interface (GUI)
Simplify functions such as font substitutions with an easy-to-use administrative GUI that can replace command line programming

Transforms available Adobe® PDF (v1.6) to AFP

Adobe PostScript 3™ to AFP

PCL (Level 6) to AFP


TIFF image to AFP

GIF image to AFP

JPEG image to AFP


Minimum hardware requirement We recommend a server with the following minimum configuration. Your specific configuration needs will vary depending upon planned workloads:
  • Intel® 32-bit or 64-bit platform – InfoPrint Transform Manager can run in 32-bit compatibility on 64-bit platforms
  • Two 3.0 GHz or faster processors
  • Minimum of 2 GB RAM
  • CD-ROM drive

Software requirements Linux operating systems: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) SLES 10 for x86; or Red Hat Linux 5.4, 5.5. Blades are supported only on SUSE Linux

Windows Server 2003, 2008

AIX 5.3, 6.1

Supported browsers include: Internet Explorer® 6.0 or later, Mozilla 1.4 or later, or Home Page Reader 3.0 or later

InfoPrint Manager V4.3 for AIX or later or InfoPrint Manager for Windows V2.3 or later, Infoprint Server for z/OS V1R11 or later. PSF for z/OS V4R3 or later is required to print the transformed AFP output of InfoPrint Transform Manager on z/OS.

X Windows System if you want to use the InstallShield Multi-Platform Wizard to install InfoPrint Transform Manager (recommended)

InfoPrint Transform Manager V2.2 can be ordered for electronic delivery, and it is supported with license keys.


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