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With more than 200 participants, this year’s PDF Days Europe was the largest to-date. Early feedback from attendees makes clear that it was also a great success.

PDF for printing – The ISO standard PDF/X was the  first ISO standard based on PDF technology. A subset of the PDF specification, PDF/X was designed to constrain PDF  files in order to cater to specific use-cases in the print industry. Content Introduc …

More than 150 attendees have registered for the PDF Days Europe 2017 so far!

Competence Center

Welcome to the homepage of the PDF Association Competence Centers, a broad collaboration between world-leading companies and experts in PDF technology. The PDF Association began with the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006.

The aim of the Competence Centers is to promote the exchange of information and experience with PDF Standards, with each Competence Center providing focus on a specific PDF International Standard. At present there are 4 Competence Centers:

PDF Competence Center

Focused on ISO 32000, the PDF Competence Center is a starting-point for new PDF developers and for those looking for detailed information on implementing with PDF technology.

PDF/A Competence Center

Focused on ISO 19005, the PDF/A Competence Center discusses PDF technology in the context of electronic document archiving.

PDF/E Competence Center

Focused on ISO 24517, the PDF/E Competence Center addresses PDF and 3D PDF technology in architectural / engineering / construction (AEC) and product lifecycle management (PLM) workflows.

PDF/UA Competence Center

ISO 14289 is a completely new standard, expected for publication in early 2012. The PDF/UA Competence Center provides a platform for implementers of accessible PDF.

PDF/VT Competence Center

Focused on ISO 16612, PDF/VT addresses needs specific to variable and transactional printers. With both a technical and marketing working group, the PDF/VT Competence Center is a starting-point for those interested in shaping the impact of PDF/VT in the printing and output management industry.

Next Events
PDF Camp USA

At PDF Camp, our goal is to answer all of your questions regarding our technologies, or PDFs in general. After successfully holding similar events in Europe, we are excited to be bringing the first PDF Camp to the USA!

Webinar – Introduction to pdfaPilot 7

On May 2 at 4 PM David van Driessche, CTO of Four Pees, will hold an English webinar to introduce you to pdfaPilot 7. The webinar is free of charge!

Generating accessible PDFs with InDesign and MadeToTag

After a brief introduction to the topic, we will focus on the latest developments in the creation of accessible PDF documents and PDF forms.