The PDF/A Family – Martin Bailey, Global Graphics (Part 2 of 2)

Requirements, conformance levels and timelines associated with implementing PDF/A

What are the requirements, conformance levels and timelines associated with implementing PDF/A, the industry standard for archiving PDFs for long-term preservation? That was the topic assigned to Global Graphics‘ CTO Martin Bailey, the UK primary expert on PDF/A for the ISO committee, at the recent PDF/A Competence Centre conference in London.

About Olaf Drümmer

Olaf Drümmer is founder and managing director of callas software, a Berlin/Germany based company specializing in PDF analysis and processing. Having first been involved in the development of PDF related standard in 1999, he has since actively participated in the development of the PDF/X (ISO 15930), PDF/A (ISO 19005), PDF/E (ISO 24517), PDF/UA (ISO 14289) and PPML/VDX resp. PDF/VT (ISO 16612) standards series, as well as the PDF standard itself (ISO 32000). callas software was among the first vendors to offer support for PDF/X and PDF/A. In addition, Olaf Drümmer is founder and managing director of axaio software, a Berlin/Germany based company specializing in development of software extensions for Adobe InDesign, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, QuarkCopyDesk, Quark Publishing System (QPS), WoodWing Enterprise and vjoon K4. Furthermore, Olaf Drümmer is Chairman of the European Color Initiative (ECI) (www.eci.org).