How PDF changed prepress production dramatically in the last 25 years

Dietrich von Seggern // October 26, 2018

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25 years ago the first version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) was published. The deception among the users in print production was great because PDF 1.0 only supported RGB colors. No CMYK nor spot colors were possible. But in the last 15 years PDF became the most important format for the exchange of prepress data.

The 25th birthday of the pdf-format is a good opportunity for PDF expert Stephan Jaeggi, publisher of PDF-AKTUELL, to look back on how PDF has changed prepress production over these years.

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Dietrich von Seggern
Dietrich von Seggern

Dietrich von Seggern received his┬ádegree as a printing engineer, and in 1991 started his professional career as head of desktop prepress production in a reproduction house. He became involved in research projects for digital transmission of print files, and moved to the German Newspaper Marketing Organisation (ZMG). There Dietrich was responsible for a project to enable the digital transmission of …

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dietrich von Seggern

Dietrich von Seggern

Dietrich von Seggern received his┬ádegree as a printing engineer, and in 1991 started his professional career as head of desktop …

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