New specification for Sign & Display
from Ghent Workgroup

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) released an innovative specification to address the Sign & Display segment (aka Large Format Printing (LFP). Given the diversity within this segment, the new specification incorporates the notion of viewing distance and scaling factor. This allows having one specification, but still to address the big differences in printing techniques within typical sign & display jobs.

Read more…New specification for Sign & Display
from Ghent Workgroup

Which topics do you prefer
for online training?

The topic of the last survey was preferred online services for professional training. 43.5% of readers of PDF-AKUTELL prefer online courses, while 37.7% prefer live webinars.

The new survey now focuses on the preferred topics for online training:

The survey can also be completed in the right sidebar. ——>

You are also welcome to send me your opinion via contact form.

Thank you very much for participating in this survey!


Enfocus: Don’t update to
MacOS X Catalina yet!

Enfocus announces that the Enfocus products PitStop, Connect and Switch do not yet officially support the recently released update to MacOS X Catalina. It is recommended to wait with the operating system update until the used software has been tested with the new MacOS version.

MacOS X Catalina only runs 64-bit applications. This update is therefore drastic! Many programs and small helpers will not work anymore. Before the update you should test whether your often used programs are 64-bit. This can be checked with the free tool Go64 from St Clair Software. (Choose All Executables to also include Plug-ins.)


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)”:

Read more…Warning for Output Intent
of Affinity Publisher