ArcPy + ArcGIS Server = Excellent, fast, high quality prints

In a previous blog, Bryan Baker discussed how it is possible to create high-quality printed maps through ArcGIS Server (using a webservice and ArcObjects combo).  Now that 10 has been released, with all of its new libraries and other pieces to make our lives easier, we saw an opportunity to create a web-based printing solution without using ArcObjects.  With the release of 10, ESRI bundled a new python site package with ArcGIS Server (and ArcMap) called ArcPy, which gives developers access to items once only obtainable through ArcObjects. Read more of this post