Callas has released pdfToolbox 11 this week. The new version is all about improvements to automated workflows and making PDF files production ready. The new version introduces significant additions for the sign and display market, the label and packaging market, transactional printing and more.
A couple of weeks ago my colleagues at AgileStreams in France have been working on the question How long will it take to preflight a PDF file?
Now Callas has published more details in the Blog post How quick is pdfToolbox’s QuickCheck functionality?
In the past few Weeks the distributor FourPees has published some new short videos about the Callas pdfToolbox on YouTube:
Recently I have published a warning regarding the use OpenType SVG fonts in Adobe InDesign CC2019 for PDFs for print production.
In the meantime, the manufacturers of the most important preflight tools have reacted and included corresponding functions in the latest versions of their products:
For some time now, there has been a DeviceLink add-on for the pdfToolbox that was available for a fee and contained about two dozen DeviceLink profiles.
Since PitStop 2017, Enfocus has supplied more than 40 DeviceLink profiles from X-Rite free of charge.
Callas has now catched up. Version 10.1 of pdfToolbox now includes 53 free DeviceLink profiles for color conversion between common printing standards and for ink saving. The DeviceLink add-on, which was subject to a charge, is no longer required.