Print proofing in a digital age

On the occasion of the release of the Switch PDF Review Module version 2.0, Enfocus Product Manager Andrew Bailes-Collins has published an article entitled Print Proofing in the Digital Age.

In addition to a historical review (starting in the 1940s), it describes the advantages of digital soft proofing methods. However, he also addresses potential problems with PDF print proofing such as overprinting and transparency:

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What’s the difference
between PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-4?

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics and longtime U.K.  representative to the ISO PDF/X committee, has published an article about the difference between PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-4.

In particular, he discusses the question of responsibility for color. With PDF/X-1a, the creator is responsible for the correct colors. With PDF/X-4, the responsibility lies with the prepress specialists.