Reduced ticket fee for
PDF Days Europe 2018

As reported earlier, the conference PDF Days Europe will take place this year on May 14th and 15th again in Berlin.

As the first presenter of the conference, I have the honor to introduce the keynote of PDF developer Richard Cohn from Adobe. I will report my personal experience with PDF in the past 27 years.

Readers of PDF-AKTUELL can get the reduced tickets for EUR 299,00 instead of EUR 377,31 (net) by entering the promotion code PDE18-Jubilee-Prepress on the bottom of the order page. Attention: Enter the number of tickets only after entering the promotion code!


Our white paper has changed
prepress 20 years ago

On March 13th, 1998 the white paper «PDF for Prepress» was published. This white paper was created by a dozen prepress experts from Germany and Switzerland which have met to discuss the current status of PDF for prepress production:

In this white paper a series of shortcomings and limitations (e.g. no bleed), workflow problems (e.g. fonts) and desirable functionality (e.g. color separations) which at that time were the reasons that PDF could not be used as universal data format for all prepress data. The white paper did not only mention the current situation but also described the goals.

Read more…Our white paper has changed
prepress 20 years ago

Agenda of PDF Days Europe 2018

PDF Association has published the agenda of PDF Days Europe 2018. The conference will take place again in Berlin on May 14th and 15th. On May 16th there will also be some additional Post Conference Workshops. The majority of the sessions will be in english.

For the first time there will be three tracks in parallel:

  • PDF for users
  • PDF for developers
  • PDF for marketers

Of course PDF 2.0 will be an important topic at this years conference. In addition two anniversaries will be celebrated:

As the first presenter of the conference, I have the honor to introduce the keynote of PDF developer Richard Cohn from Adobe. I will report my personal experience with PDF in the past 27 years since I was present at the first public presentation of the PDF concept by Adobe founder John Warnock at the Seybold conference in San Jose in 1991.

Reduced ticket fee

Readers of PDF-AKTUELL can get the reduced tickets for EUR 299,00 instead of 377,31 (net) by entering the promotion code  PDE18-Jubilee-Prepress on the bottom of the order page. Attention: Enter the number of tickets only after entering the promotion code!


Review of PDF Days Europe 2017
in Berlin

On May 15th to 17th PDF Days Europe, organized by the PDF Association, took placed again in Berlin. The event, organized for the first time as PDF Technical Conference in 2012 in Basel with less than 60 attendees (mostly developers), was attentended by more than 200 vendors and users this year.  

This year the upcoming publication of PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2) and a (somewhat vague) preview of next-generation PDF, which is supposed to allow a better use of PDF on mobile devices, were the primary focus of the event. The concept became clearer only at the Hackathon on the third day.

Slides and video recordings are available of most presentations (please allow enough time to load the video previews on the page). There is also a YouTube video posted of my english presentation about the PDFX-ready Online Tools.