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Shawna McAlearney

Shawna McAlearney is the Marketing Specialist for Appligent Document Solutions.
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PDF Days Europe 2018 – schedule of sessions

Fittingly for the tenth anniversary of PDF’ becoming an ISO standard, standardization will play a significant role this year. The focus will be on recent developments, with an eye on the future. The agenda also includes PDF market analyses, next-generation PDF for mobile devices, universally accessible PDF files and the industry-supported veraPDF validator initiative.

Hotel Recommendations and Sightseeing Tips for PDF Days Europe 2018 in Berlin

You will visit the No. 1 PDF event – the PDF Days Europe 2018 in Berlin? Great! Here are some hotel recommendations and sightseeing tips near the event location (SI Hotel).

A double anniversary for PDF Days Europe 2018

Richard Cohn, Principal Scientist at Adobe, one of the two co-authors of the original PDF specification in the era of Acrobat 1.0 gives the keynote on 25 years of PDF during the PDF Europe 2018.

PDFcontainer – a proposal

Introduction PDF technology profiles can be leveraged to provide trusted, predictable containers for record types that often present workflow and preservation challenges, with email and case files (associated files in arbitrary formats) as primary use- …

PDF Day: a breakthrough in Washington DC

Over 260 attendees from 40+ federal and state agencies The latest PDF Day event was held on January 29th at the National Archives Building in Washington DC. With a record-breaking number of attendees, the event was a resounding success. PDF is a broadl …

PDF/VT: A New Communication Standard


Frustrated by the delicate balance of wanting maximum printing speed, but being slowed by data processing needs, Printing Industries of America is drawing the attention of the printing and communications industries to the PDF/VT standard by explaining how its benefits can offer a solution.

“The PDF/VT standard designed for both variable and transactional document printing is built upon PDF/X-4 and PDF/X-5 and thereby supports the imaging within these PDF versions,” wrote the group. “Of importance with this is the support for transparency blending modes, layers and ICC color management.”

“There are a number of flavors of the PDF/VT format with PDF/VT-1 being a single self contained file with the advantages that this offers; PDF/VT-2 allows external PDF objects to be referenced while PDF/VT-2s supports live streaming allowing segmented sections of data to be processed,” wrote the group. They believe PDF/VT will take several years to take hold but look to realize real-world benefits in the next 18 months.


Tags: High Volume Printing, Output Management, PDF/VT-1, PDF/VT-2s, PDF/X-4, PDF/X-5, Variable data printing
Categories: PDF/VT, PDF/X