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PDF/X in a Nutshell cover

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 …

May 1, 2017

PDF/X in a Nutshell cover

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 …

May 1, 2017

PDF/X in a Nutshell cover

by Dietrich von Seggern 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. The first part, PDF/X-1a, based on PDF 1.3, came out …

May 1, 2017

PDF/X in a Nutshell cover

by Peter De Bruyne Even as the first part of PDF/X was published as ISO 15930-1 in 2001, others were already in development. PDF/X rapidly expanded into a fami.ly of standards supporting a wide variety of print production workflows. Each part of PDF/X …

May 1, 2017

PDF/X: The key facts
May 1, 2017

PDF/X in a Nutshell cover

by Dietrich von Seggern PDF/X is a subset of PDF – see “Technical side and requirements of PDF/X” for an overview. As such, conforming with PDF/X means accepting specific requirements and restrictions to the use of the PDF format. One principle of PDF/ …

May 1, 2017

Who: Dr. Bernd Wild Company: intarsys AG Position: CTO PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal relationship with Berlin? Dr. Bernd Wild: Not directly. But I appreciate Berlin for its locations and eve …

March 31, 2017

Who: Dietrich von Seggern Company: callas software GmbH Position: Managing Director PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal relationship with Berlin? Dietrich von Seggern: Yes, definitely. I first cam …

March 24, 2017

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How will the PDF 2.0 interop workshops work? This article explains the process of building the test-matrix to establish possibilities for pair-wise testing.

March 3, 2017

With over 35 informative sessions across a wide range of topics spanning the future of PDF technology, this year’s PDF Days is more relevant than ever.

March 2, 2017

Collision attack: same hashes!

As we reported yesterday, those in the crypto world are well-aware that Google and others have proven that SHA-1, the venerable cryptographic hash function standard, is dead. The consequences, however, are yet to be determined. Somewhere, it is safe to …

February 28, 2017


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