Excourse stEPS serves to optimize output time for PostScript jobs containing
multiple copies of the same illustration (also known as step and repeat
stEPS uses PostScript Level 2 features to avoid file size increase, make
page layout tasks more efficient and improve network and RIP performance.
stEPS was developed as a solution for those who involved in
packaging/labeling production as well as individuals printing personal
business cards and postal labels.
How it works
stEPS works with images in EPS format. Source EPS file could be created in
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop or any other application that supports
export in this format. stEPS creates another EPS file that contains all
source file data and additional PostScript code with step and repeat
functionality. Exported from stEPS EPS file (with image repeated any number
times) doesn't have significant file size increase over original EPS file.
Resulting EPS file could be downloaded directly to PostScript RIP or placed
into any page layout application, just like regular EPS file.
Hardware and software requirements