Global Graphics publishes
second edition of «Full Speed Ahead»

In May 2020, Global Graphics released the first edition of Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press. Since some things have changed in the meantime, the second edition of Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press has now been published:

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second edition of «Full Speed Ahead»

No Type1 fonts in Creative Cloud
applications starting January 2023!

Type1 font is the most widely used font format in the PostScript page description language. PostScript fonts were introduced in 1984. Only a maximum of 256 characters can be used in a font. The character code is not standardized. As a successor, Adobe (together with Microsoft) introduced the OpenType format in 1996. This has the advantage of a larger character set (> 65,000 characters) and a standardized character code (Unicode). In addition, OpenType fonts are platform-independent, unlike Type1 fonts.

Adobe has now announced that support for Type1 fonts in Creative Cloud applications will end in January 2023! (For Adobe PhotoShop, Type1 support will already stop in 2021).

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applications starting January 2023!

Barcode project of Fogra
and free check tool from Callas

In a research project, Fogra looked at the print quality of PDF barcodes with high-speed inkjet printing systems. For this purpose, a specially developed test form was output and analyzed on 50 different printing situations.

Callas Software has developed a barcode check function for this purpose, which is part of the free tools in the new Callas pdfToolbox 12:

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and free check tool from Callas

Enfocus warns PitStop users
of MacOS 11 (Big Sur)

Enfocus Software warns PitStop users to switch to MacOS 11 (Big Sur).

Enfocus is testing this operating system and has found some compatibility issues with PitStop Pro and Server. It is therefore recommended that all PitStop users do NOT upgrade to this operating system when it is released. Enfocus is currently working on an update for PitStop 2020 that will provide support for MacOS 11 Big Sur.

UPDATE: Enfocus PitStop 2020 Update 1 supports MacOS 11 (Big Sur).