In July 2010 the ISO published the standard ISO 15930-7:2010 (PDF/X-4:2010):
On July 3, 2000 the PDF Reference, Second Edition – Adobe Portable Document Format 1.3 was published by Addison-Wesley:
The new version brought the following new features for PDF prepress files:
- 2-byte CID fonts (more than 256 characters)
- OPI 2.0 support (Open Prepress Interface)
- ICC-based colors (ICC color profiles)
- DeviceN color space (e.g. for duotone images, spot color gradients)
- Smooth Shading (blends)
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.
Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2017 and Acrobat 2015. As usual there are three separate installers:
- Acrobat 20.009.20063 for subscribers of the Document Cloud (Continuous Track)
- Acrobat 17.011.30171 for users with a perpetual license of Acrobat 2017 (Classic Track)
- Acrobat 15.006.30523 for users with a perpetual license of Acrobat 2015 (Classic Track)
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:
Global Graphics has submit its Harlequin RIP for certification of compliancy with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 and passed this exam without problems. Instructions for the successful output of Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 were also published.