Print proofing in a digital age

On the occasion of the release of the Switch PDF Review Module version 2.0, Enfocus Product Manager Andrew Bailes-Collins has published an article entitled Print Proofing in the Digital Age.

In addition to a historical review (starting in the 1940s), it describes the advantages of digital soft proofing methods. However, he also addresses potential problems with PDF print proofing such as overprinting and transparency:

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Global Graphics publishes
second edition of «Full Speed Ahead»

In May 2020, Global Graphics released the first edition of Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press. Since some things have changed in the meantime, the second edition of Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press has now been published:

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second edition of «Full Speed Ahead»

Acrobat Update February 2021
with small improvements

Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2020 and Acrobat 2017. There are three separate installers:

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

According to Adobe there are the following new features:

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with small improvements

Import and export of PDF/X-4 with
Affinity Publisher 1.9 is now flawless

When Affinity Publisher was introduced in the summer of 2019, I had noticed a disastrous PDF/X-4 compatibility and advised extreme caution before placing PDF pages in this layout application.

Now Affinity Publisher 1.9  with the new PDF passthrough feature has been released. That’s why I have carried out the same test with the six pages of the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 again with the new version.

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Affinity Publisher 1.9 is now flawless