GWG Workshop in Washington DC

The day before the next technical meeting the Ghent Workgroup organizes a Graphic Arts Workshop near Washington DC on Octobre 9 th, 2018.

This is the agenda:

  • The opportunities and challenges in print’s competitive marketplace
  • PDF and PDF/X-plus
  • The future of print workflows – PDF 2.0 and PDF/X-6
  • How the Ghent PDF Output Suite can help you to check your output workflow
  • PDF for Packaging

and these are the speakers.

The event will take place in the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Alexandria Old Town (Washington DC).


Ghent Workgroup Webinars

In the upcoming weeks the Ghent (PDF) Workgroup (GWG) is organizing a series of free webinas. These webinars are hold by well known PDF experts from Europe and the US. Recordings of past webinars are also available.

I will conduct a webinar about the Ghent PDF Output Suite on January 11th, 2018.


Four color conversion technologies
for PDF

In my new seminar PDF Color Management I discuss four different color conversion technologies:

  • Pure ICC color conversion (ICC)
  • ICC color conversion with exceptions (ICC-Plus)
  • DeviceLink conversion (DVL)
  • Smart color conversion (Smart)

Which PDF tools do support these technologies can be seen in the following table:

Read more…Four color conversion technologies
for PDF

Most important problem
in PDF workflows

The biggest problem in PDF workflows for print production is certainly the topic of color. Often there are surprises after printing because the printed colors do not meet the expectations.

PDF/X files have a mandatory output intent but often the color spaces of the objects in PDF/X documents do not match the output intent.

This can be checked very easy with the Color Preflight of the PDFX-ready Online Tools.

Since this happens frequently and the reason is often lack of know how I have decide to create a seminar entitled PDF Color Management (for now only in german). This will be offered at the usual places in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The first seminar will take place in Olten on 31.8.17.


25 years PrePress-Consulting
Stephan Jaeggi

PrePress-ConsultingOn January 15th, 1992 the foundation of my company PrePress-Consulting Stephan Jaeggi was published in the Commercial Register of canton Basel-Landschaft. Despite the fact that preparation work started earlier this marks the offical beginning of my company.

At the beginning my goals was to cover the entire prepress area. I have supported my customers in the evalution and introduction of new hard- and software (from editorial systems to imagesetters). I also did process optimisation and database publishing projects. But soon this became too much to cover and in 1996 I decided to concentrate my activities to the upcoming PDF technology. At the same time I started with my first PDF seminars.

Read more…25 years PrePress-Consulting
Stephan Jaeggi