TAGGED: PDF

What is the difference between the PDF/X numerals? They all help to achieve consistency

What is the difference between the PDF/X numerals? They all help to achieve consistencyFEATURE: There can be few, if anyone, involved in processing data and files who haven't heard of the PDF format. Originally conceived by Adobe some 18 years ago, it is now becoming the de facto standard for documents of all kinds.

What is the difference between PDF-X 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5? It's a variety pack

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.

What's the difference between PDF and PostScript?

What's the difference between PDF and PostScript?

FEATURE: In simple terms, PDF and PostScript are file formats which encapsulate both graphics and text elements.

What is the difference between PDF and PostScript? PDF is more than a printing PostScript

What is the difference between PDF and PostScript? PDF is more than a printing PostScript

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.

The relevance of incoming PDFs for sign and wide-format shops

OPINION: David Dilling from FlightCheck creator Markzware Europe looks at PDFs.

What's so great about PDF and the PDF/X series? It's designed to make your life easier

What's so great about PDF and the PDF/X series? It's designed to make your life easier

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.

What's so great about PDF and the PDF/X series?

FEATURE: When PostScript was invented some 40 years ago, it helped to create a market where output could happen anywhere on any imagesetter.

Ready for take-off: preflighting

Ready for take-off: preflighting

FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at the scope of preflight software and how it can help printers create more efficient workflows.

The generation game: redefining the RIP

The generation game: redefining the RIP

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at how developments in RIP are giving the technology a new role.

Enfocus releases v11.2 of its Connect workflow range

Enfocus releases v11.2 of its Connect workflow range

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.

Wave of new updates with launch of Prisma v5

Wave of new updates with launch of Prisma v5

NEWS: InkControl estimation, print file enhancer tools and dedicated connectors to workflow have been added to Canon's Prisma production software.

PDF 2.0: is it all it's cracked up to be?

PDF 2.0: is it all it's cracked up to be?

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.

Harlequin Host Renderer adds colour tools and improved performance

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.

Agfa announces :Asanti mid-level workflow solution for FESPA

Agfa announces :Asanti mid-level workflow solution for FESPA

NEWS: Agfa is preparing to introduce a new automated workflow solution at FESPA 2013 next week, based on its 'renowned' :Apogee technology.

Chili 'raises the bar' with Publisher 3.5 release

NEWS: Chili Publish has released the latest version of its online document editing solution, Chili Publisher 3.5.

GMG releases ColorServer 4.8

NEWS: GMG has revealed the latest updates to its ColorServer colour management software.

EFI launches Fiery FS100 Pro at Graph Expo

NEWS: EFI has launched 'a new generation' of its digital printing software, Fiery FS100 Pro, at Graph Expo in Chicago.

'Errors don't stand a chance' at Thamm thanks to Enfocus Switch

'Errors don't stand a chance' at Thamm thanks to Enfocus Switch

NEWS: Thamm has 'significantly improved production' following an implementation of Enfocus Switch that enabled it to automate its PDF workflow.

Xerox to showcase improved workflow solutions at Graph Expo

Xerox to showcase improved workflow solutions at Graph Expo

NEWS: Xerox will unveil updates to its FreeFlow workflow solutions at Graph Expo this month, the company has announced.

Enfocus to show Switch 11 capabilities in free webinar series

NEWS: Enfocus will host a series of free webinars aiming to promote the capabilities of its Switch 11 publishing workflow solution.

What's the alternative to Adobe PostScript?

What's the alternative to Adobe PostScript?

FEATURE: Once upon a time there were many contenders for the crown that Adobe PostScript eventually won.

RIPs: the hidden power of wide-format production

RIPs: the hidden power of wide-format production

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at RIPs, the software used to drive today's wide-format printers.

The importance of being in control: preflighting

The importance of being in control: preflighting

FEATURE: Preflight checking and quality assurance are equally important for short-run wide-format work as for longer narrow-format runs.

Under the VDP bonnet

Under the VDP bonnet

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul explains some of the technicalities which are vital to handling variable data efficiently.

'Not one' iPad app suitable for reading PDFs in print workflow, says VIGC

'Not one' iPad app suitable for reading PDFs in print workflow, says VIGC

NEWS: VIGC has tested a range of PDF viewing tools and has described its results as 'an eye opener' for the printing industry.

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