Apago Inc.

Apago, Inc., founded in 1991, is a software company headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, north of Atlanta. We provide retail applications, custom programming, private label OEM products, consultation and support for a diverse customer base.

Our goal is to provide high-quality software solutions to streamline electronic document management and publication workflows. Apago is uniquely qualified in this arena with expertise in PDF, PostScript and high-end graphics file formats like TIFF/IT and Scitex NCT/NLW.


Apago works closely with its retail and OEM customers and various industry groups to identify new opportunities. Apago is always innovating. We developed some of the first products for the large format printing and OPI server markets. Apago’s Piktor software was among the first products to produce TIFF/IT filesets. PDF/X Checkup was the first shipping desktop product to create PDF/X files. PDFshrink was released within weeks of Apple’s release of MacOS X to address the file size issues with Mac OS X generated PDF documents. PDF Enhancer 3.0 continues this innovation with groundbreaking new techniques like Searchable Outlines to resolve font management issues and Selective Rasterization for reducing complexity and file size in PDF.

International standards

Our company and staff actively support international standards efforts. We have programmers currently working as active members of standards organizations developing and overseeing a host of standards including JDF, PDF/A, TIFF/IT, PDF/X and PPML/VDX.

Development services

If custom programming is required, our staff has extensive experience with C++, Java, Perl, and Tcl languages and COM, HTML, XML and XSL technologies. We actively develop on Windows, Macintosh, Solaris, Irix, AIX and Linux operating systems. Our core technologies include a PostScript/PDF interpreter, a comprehensive PDF manipulation and optimization engine, a distributed processing job queue management system and sophisticated raster conversions. Our Piktor application framework has a plug-in architecture and “skinning” technology that we use to develop highly customized solutions quickly and affordably.


Apago’s retail products are distributed by a global network of dealers and resellers including Actino.de, Graphic Resau, PlanetPDF.com, PC Connection and PowerXchange. Our retail customers include Apple Computer, Time Inc., R.R. Donnelley, Brown Printing, LTC Group, CMP Media, Future Network USA, Ogilvy & Mather, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Cox Ohio and many government agencies.

Apago technology has been integrated into many products through extensive OEM licensing and development partnerships. OEM customers include Dainippon Screen of America , Delphax, DuPont Imaging Systems, Fuji, Global Graphics, NewsColor, OneVision, Pindar PLC, Printing Technology, Scene 7 and Wave Corporation.