Callas pdfToolbox 11
with many workflow improvements

Callas has released pdfToolbox 11 this week. The new version is all about improvements to automated workflows and making PDF files production ready. The new version introduces significant additions for the sign and display market, the label and packaging market, transactional printing and more.

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with many workflow improvements

Warning for Output Intent
of Affinity Publisher

After I reported about the disastrous PDF/X-4 compatibility of the new Affinity Publisher a few weeks ago, a reader drew my attention to another problem.

When preflighting with the PDFX-ready preflight profiles, a warning is generated regarding the output intent for PDF/X files of Affinity Publisher V1.7.1 and V1.7.2 with the message “!!! Output Intent not suitable for printing (unknown ICC profile)”:

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of Affinity Publisher

What does a RIP do?

Ever wondered what a Raster Image Prozessor (RIP) does? What does RIPing a page mean?

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics (most important provider of RIP technology beside Adobe), explains the tasks of a RIP (Interpreting, Compositing, Rendering, Output) involved in outputting (PDF) pages using the Harlequin RIP as an example.

There is also a  comprehensive white paper available.


Warning about OpenType SVG fonts
in Adobe InDesign CC2019

A few weeks ago I advised caution with new SVG fonts in Adobe InDesign CC2019. (These are also called color fonts). Meanwhile my fears have been confirmed.

Christian Blaise, a French colleague from the Ghent Workgroup (GWG), has done extensive testing and published two english articles on his blog:

We recently discussed this issue in detail in the Process Control Working Group of the Ghent Workgroup, which I am chairing. The results were as follows:

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in Adobe InDesign CC2019