The AFPC is an incorporated non-profit organization focusing on creating an optimum architecture for production variable-data printing and advancing the AFP (Advanced Function Presentation) standards. It consists of 30-plus industry leading software and hardware vendors cooperating to facilitate interoperability and innovation. One of the direct results of this cooperation is the widely acclaimed Papyrus AFP Viewer, which has been released as freeware late last year.
AFP is a presentation architecture that provides for document and information presentation independent of specific applications and devices. It provides powerful advantages over other print architectures like PostScript as it supports very high print speeds, output integrity, and centralized, automated server-based management. AFP plays a major role in new industry initiatives like TransPromo and in the creation of mission-critical documents such as bills, statements, and policies, and in other areas where ISIS Papyrus has also traditionally held a leading edge.