FEATURE: Have you ever wondered why Kellogg's has so many different versions of Cornflakes? The reason for all these exciting breakfast possibilities is that people want choice.
FEATURE: In simple terms, PDF and PostScript are file formats which encapsulate both graphics and text elements.
FEATURE: PostScript was 'designed to be a modern standard for electronic printing', and indeed that is precisely what it became, while PDF was not originally designed or particularly intended for the graphic arts industry.
OPINION: David Dilling from FlightCheck creator Markzware Europe looks at PDFs.
FEATURE: Since it first really hit the streets courtesy of Adobe in 1993, the PDF format has gradually made its presence felt across the whole of the printing industry and beyond.
FEATURE: When PostScript was invented some 40 years ago, it helped to create a market where output could happen anywhere on any imagesetter.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at the scope of preflight software and how it can help printers create more efficient workflows.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at how developments in RIP are giving the technology a new role.
NEWS: Enfocus has released v11.2 of its Connect family – Connect All, Connect Send and Connect You – a free upgrade which allows for full compatibility with OS X Mavericks, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
NEWS: InkControl estimation, print file enhancer tools and dedicated connectors to workflow have been added to Canon's Prisma production software.
FEATURE: A lifetime ago Adobe PDF, the heart of pretty much all digital printing and publishing workflows, came onto the market. Laurel Brunner looks at how version 2.0 will be received by the print sector.
NEWS: Global Graphics has launched the new release of the Harlequin Host Renderer, building on the performance of the previous version announced at drupa last year.
NEWS: Agfa is preparing to introduce a new automated workflow solution at FESPA 2013 next week, based on its 'renowned' :Apogee technology.
NEWS: Chili Publish has released the latest version of its online document editing solution, Chili Publisher 3.5.
NEWS: GMG has revealed the latest updates to its ColorServer colour management software.
NEWS: EFI has launched 'a new generation' of its digital printing software, Fiery FS100 Pro, at Graph Expo in Chicago.
NEWS: Thamm has 'significantly improved production' following an implementation of Enfocus Switch that enabled it to automate its PDF workflow.
NEWS: Xerox will unveil updates to its FreeFlow workflow solutions at Graph Expo this month, the company has announced.
NEWS: Enfocus will host a series of free webinars aiming to promote the capabilities of its Switch 11 publishing workflow solution.
FEATURE: Once upon a time there were many contenders for the crown that Adobe PostScript eventually won.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at RIPs, the software used to drive today's wide-format printers.
FEATURE: Preflight checking and quality assurance are equally important for short-run wide-format work as for longer narrow-format runs.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul explains some of the technicalities which are vital to handling variable data efficiently.
NEWS: VIGC has tested a range of PDF viewing tools and has described its results as 'an eye opener' for the printing industry.