Selection of the class of your RIP

In his first article Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, discussed the basics for calculating the required data rate of a RIP, the second article deals with the selection of the class of the Raster Image Processor (RIP):

  • Up to 250 MB/s: a single RIP with multi-threading is sufficent.
  • Up to 1 GB/s: multiple RIPs should be used on a single server.
  • Above 1 GB/s: multiple RIPs distributed over multiple servers are required.

The articles are primarily aimed at manufacturers of output systems (digital printing, CTP). However, it is also interesting for users who wish to learn more about the architecture of RIPs.


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.

Read more…PDF Association publishes
«Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide»

Callas pdfChip 2.0 supports PDF 2.0

Callas Software releases version 2.0 of its pdfChip software solution. pdfChip 2.0 adds a 64-bit version on Windows, optimized handling of referenced images while supporting more image types, support for PDF 2.0 including the new black point compensation entry.


PDF 2.0 support

PDF Association has compiled a table with products which support PDF 2.0.

The table has categories for Creation, Consuming and Editing.

Only products from members of PDF Association are taken into account. Currently 10 products from 14 vendors are listed. For sure additional products will be added.