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:
Global Graphics has updated their popular «Do PDF/VT Right™» guide.
The english publication offers a good overview on PDF/VT and tells what is necessary for an efficent use of this standard.
In addition to a general overhaul there is a section on the new ISO 21812 standard that allows workflow controls to be added to PDF files.
The new edition also contains notes on Harlequin-specific hints, to get even more speed out of your DFE if you are a Harlequin user.
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)”:
On the Callas blog an article has appeared, in which the managing director Dietrich von Seggern reviews the development of Callas and the PDF technology.