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»

Import and export of PDF/X-4 with
Affinity Publisher 1.9 is now flawless

When Affinity Publisher was introduced in the summer of 2019, I had noticed a disastrous PDF/X-4 compatibility and advised extreme caution before placing PDF pages in this layout application.

Now Affinity Publisher 1.9  with the new PDF passthrough feature has been released. That’s why I have carried out the same test with the six pages of the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 again with the new version.

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Affinity Publisher 1.9 is now flawless

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!

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

Recently, Enfocus had warned against switching to MacOS 11 (Big Sur) because Enfocus PitStop 2020 was not compatible with the new Apple operating system.

The just released Enfocus PitStop 2020 Pro Update 1 as well as Enfocus PitStop 2020 Server Update 1 now fix this problem.

However, there are still the following limitations:

Read more…Enfocus PitStop 2020 Update 1
supports MacOS 11 (Big Sur)