Enfocus BoardingPass –
a new PDF quick check tool
for customer-facing staff

Enfocus has annonced BoardingPass. This new product is designed to facilitate the work of customer service representatives (CSRs) of printing companies.

BoardingPass

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a new PDF quick check tool
for customer-facing staff

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

Harlequin RIP gains
Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 compliancy

Global Graphics has recently rejoined the Ghent Workgroup (GWG).

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.


Exchange color space eciCMYK v2
with improved gray axis

The European Color Initiative (ECI) has revised its CMYK exchange color space. The new version eciCMYK v2 (FOGRA59) offers an improved gray axis and thus expands the application possibilities of the CMYK exchange color space compared to the previous version. The new profile can be downloaded free of charge from the (german) ECI homepage.

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with improved gray axis