More performance for Acrobat DC
on Mac thanks to August 2019 update

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

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

In the latest version there are not as many new features as in previous updates. The August update mainly brings improvements for the Mac version:

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on Mac thanks to August 2019 update

Error displaying print production files
with Viewer in the Document Cloud

PDF files that are stored in the Adobe Document Cloud (e.g. using the Share function) have an individual link that can be used to display the document with (virtually) any Internet browser (without Acrobat/Reader Viewer installed).

Unfortunately, when rendering PDF pages, some PDF functions (e.g. overprinting, transparency, ICC profiles), which are frequently used in PDF print production files, are not processed correctly. For illustration I uploaded Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 (PDF/X-4) to the Document Cloud and got many errors:

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with Viewer in the Document Cloud

Selection of the class of your RIP

In his first article Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, discussed the basics for calculating the required data rate of a RIP, the second article deals with the selection of the class of the Raster Image Processor (RIP):

  • Up to 250 MB/s: a single RIP with multi-threading is sufficent.
  • Up to 1 GB/s: multiple RIPs should be used on a single server.
  • Above 1 GB/s: multiple RIPs distributed over multiple servers are required.

The articles are primarily aimed at manufacturers of output systems (digital printing, CTP). However, it is also interesting for users who wish to learn more about the architecture of RIPs.