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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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PDF Days Europe 2017 hits the target!

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/X in a Nutshell

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 …

Final agenda of the PDF Europe 2017 available as download

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

PDF/X and the other PDF standards

by Dietrich von Seggern Specialized ISO standards based on the Portable Document Format are available for a wide range of purposes. PDF Originally developed by Adobe Systems in 1993, PDF 1.7 became an open standard in 2008 as ISO 32000-1. PDF 2.0 will …

Further quality requirements: PDF/X-Plus

by Stephan Jaeggi PDF/X only defines the general requirements for a reliable exchange of prepress data; the ISO standard itself does not specify quality requirements. These requirements are different for each printing process (sheetfed offset, web offs …

Interview with Michael Karbe (Actino) for PDF Days Europe 2017


Who: Michael Karbemichael-karbe
Company: Actino Software GmbH
Position: CEO
Job description: Consultant, project manager and entrepreneur for digital transformation and document formats.

PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal connection with Berlin?

Michael Karbe: I have no personal connection with Berlin but it is still the most exciting thing in the world to explore the city more than 20 years after the unification.

PDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “PDF as a Service” – what’s that about?

Michael Karbe: To be more productive, we do not need more features, we need better integration, more automation and standard support. In my presentation I will show how web and cloud services could be a perfect solution to achieve these targets. The attendees will see that it is quite simple to implement and also very user-friendly.

PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?

Michael Karbe: It’s aimed at enterprises and institutions who are thinking about corporate-wide solutions to replace paper-based workflows with PDF or optimize existing digital processes. It’s for people who would like to learn what can be done and for experienced users to get some ideas for more.

PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?

Michael Karbe: The attendees will see reference projects from archiving, office communication, collaboration or printing and learn that PDF with its object-orientated structure, metadata and job tickets provides all the properties needed for digital transformation. They will learn that server-based solutions support integrated processes much better and more cost-effectively than deploying and managing client applications.

PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe has become the leading PDF event. What makes the PDF Days so unique in your mind?

Michael Karbe: It’s finally the place where the whole PDF world comes together. No other event welcomes so many experts from different areas, and you always leave full of good ideas, new contacts and inspiration.

PDF Association: Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at PDF Days Europe 2017!


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