Enfocus PDF Review Module is
compliant with Ghent PDF Output Suite 5

GOS5 Compliancy Label Enfocus PDF Review Module has been awarded the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 Compliancy label and is now listed on the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 Compliancy website.

The PDF Review Module is a Enfocus Switch module that enables the integration of a PDF review process in a Switch workflow.

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compliant with Ghent PDF Output Suite 5

All you wanted to know about PDF transparency but were afraid to ask

ABCThe Ghent Workgroup (GWG) will hold the free webinar All you wanted to know about PDF transparency but were afraid to ask on 26 March 2020 at 4 pm. The presenter is Andrew Bailes-Collins, Product Manager for Enfocus PitStop and Technical Director of the Ghent Workgroup.

The webinar is designed to help artwork creators better understand the benefits and challenges of transparency and provides practical tips on how to avoid common printing problems associated with transparency.


New specification for Sign & Display
from Ghent Workgroup

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) released an innovative specification to address the Sign & Display segment (aka Large Format Printing (LFP). Given the diversity within this segment, the new specification incorporates the notion of viewing distance and scaling factor. This allows having one specification, but still to address the big differences in printing techniques within typical sign & display jobs.

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from Ghent Workgroup

Disastrous PDF/X-4 compatibility
with new Affinity Publisher

The final version 1.7.1 of Affinity Publisher has recently been released. In the media, this program has already been considered an InDesign killer. The feature overview is indeed very promising. Regarding PDF/X support, the following statement is made on the website:

«You can also open, edit and output PDF/X files.»

Two years ago this claim was already made for the vector graphics program Affinity Designer 1.4. Then I tested Affinity Designer 1.4 using the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0, the internationally recognized standard test for PDF/X compatibility. The result with Affinity Designer 1.4 was disappointing. I was curious to see if the new Affinity Publisher – a multi-page layout program where secure PDF import and export is even more important than for a vector graphics program – would now have better compatibility with PDF/X-4 files.

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with new Affinity Publisher

PDF Association publishes
«Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide»

The PDF Association has published a new guideline for the technically correct creation of accessible documents. The manual, entitled Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide: Syntax, is intended primarily for developers. It is intended to help developers understand the syntactic properties tagged PDFs need to meet accessibility requirements.

The guide is intended for interested parties who want to prepare accessible PDF documents in detail. On 70 pages, aspects such as PDF/UA as the standard for accessible PDF documents and general regulations are explained. In addition, developers and experienced users are provided with examples of the standard structure types and important information about attributes as well as properties, text features and other properties of PDF.

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«Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide»