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:
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.
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:
On 29.10.20 the Ghent Workgroup (GWG) held a webinar with David Zwang and Steve Carter entitled 6 things about Color and PDF. The following topics were covered:
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.