FinePrint, our first product, was conceived when I
was working as a software architect at a large financial company. We were
producing huge amounts of paper documentation and it bothered me how much of it
was wasted. I got together with Mark O’Brien and we came up with an idea about
how to solve the problem. After six months of moonlighting we released
FinePrint in 1996. A year or so later we were having so much fun with
FinePrint, we quit our day jobs and started working on it full time.
In 2001 Adobe released the specification for PDF
allowing developers to create PDF applications. We wanted a PDF creator that
worked as well as FinePrint so we created pdfFactory and pdfFactory Pro.
Our products are designed to be as simple as we
can make them while providing sophisticated and unique features that make them a
pleasure to use. In a world of three-tiered toolbars, you will find our products
a breath of fresh air. We hope that we can keep doing this for years to come
because we cannot imagine doing anything else.