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.
I have now updated PDFX-ready’s color settings, export settings, preflight profiles and the corresponding recipes in French to the same level as in German:
The most notable new feature is support for macOS 10.15 Catalina.
This new operating system brings with it some changes, the most important of which is that it no longer supports 32-bit applications.
Also, a considerable number of known issues have been fixed.
Global Graphics has published two basic articles on modern raster technologies in its blog:
- The first article What is halftone screening? explains the reason for screening and the differences between AM and FM screening.
- The second article Where is screening performaed in the workflow? explains which factors determine whether screening is performed during rendering or afterwards.