Accelerate variable print productivity

Six years ago Global Graphics published the brochure Do PDF/VT Right. Last year a second edition was published.

Now the follow-up publication Full Speed Ahead was introduced.

Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press is a concise guide published today that provides objective information and advice to anyone with a stake in VDP: graphic designers, print buyers, production managers, press operators, owners of PSPs, and developers of digital presses and composition tools.

The free guide is edited by Martin Bailey, chief technology officer for Global Graphics and the primary UK expert to the ISO committees that maintain and develop PDF and PDF/VT.

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Acrobat Update May 2020
fixes Preflight problems

Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2017 and Acrobat 2015. As usual there are three separate installers:

The updates can also be installed using the Acrobat menu Help > Check for Updates….

For Acrobat 2017 and Acrobat 2015 there are only a few bug fixes. However, for Acrobat DC there are a number of new features and improvements:

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fixes Preflight problems

New landing page for commercial print
from Ghent Workgroup (GWG)

The Ghent Workgroup announces that a new landing page for Commercial Print has been created. The landing page for Commercial Print is similar in structure to the existing pages for Sign & Display, Digital Print and Packaging.

The new website provides links to

The information is currently only available in English. But we are currently discussing translations into different languages…


New specification for Sign & Display
from Ghent Workgroup

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.

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from Ghent Workgroup