Online training for
PitStop 2018 from Enfocus

In November Enfocus will offer multiple dates and times for an online training session about the recently released PitStop 2018.

The webinar is free. However in order to participate you have to pay with your data. Before registration the participants must answer a short survey on the use of PitStop.


ISO publishes
PDF Processing Steps (ISO 19593-1)

ISO has published the new standard ISO 19593-1:2018 (Use of PDF to associate processing steps and content data — Part 1: Processing steps for packaging and labels).

Originally this specification was created by the  Ghent Workgroup (GWG) and then transferred to the ISO for standardization.

The PDF Processing Steps specify how parameters for subsequent processing steps (e.g. varnish, cutting, creasing, folding, braille) can be stored in a PDF in a standardized way. Today this information is usually defined as technical spot colors in a PDF. For lack of standardization everybody is using different names. This makes automatisation difficult.

With the help of this standardization automating the processing steps in packaging production can be improved substantially.

Read more…ISO publishes
PDF Processing Steps (ISO 19593-1)

New Enfocus Switch Reporting Modul

Enfocus has released the Reporting Module for Switch 2018. The reporting module is available for Switch 2018 Update 1 as an optional module.

The Switch Reporting Module allows you to build custom dashboards to visualize your production. This provides you an in-depth view of your live production.

At each stage of the production workflow, job files can be monitored, in detail, via a fully customizable dashboard.

At any given moment, the company can quickly locate jobs and pinpoint bottlenecks.

Furthermore, the module also stores historical data for future reference, enabling continuous improvement and efficiency of the entire production.


Interesting interview with
Adobe developer Richard Cohn

During PDF Days Europe 2018 an interview with Richard Cohn, one of the co authors of PDF 1.0, was made.

Richard Cohn has hold a keynote on 25 years of PDF at PDF Days Europe this year. I had the honor to make the introduction to this keynote at the conference in Berlin.