Public beta test of new GWG
preflight profiles for Display & Sign

In the Ghent Workgroup (GWG) we have recently developed a new specification for applications and preflight profiles for Display & Sign.

On the new landing page Display & Sign one can find the new specification and also beta versions of the preflight profiles for the Callas pdfToolbox and Enfocus PitStop Pro, which will be publicly tested in the next weeks. A whitepaper will follow later.

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preflight profiles for Display & Sign

Native PDF editor ArtPro+ from Esko

Esko boosts user accuracy and efficiency with ArtPro+ software upgrade.

ArtPro+ opens any classic ArtPro file or normalized PDF file and turns it into native PDF. Compared with other solutions on the market today, crucial production metadata, such as barcode properties, screening or ink information, are now not only maintained but translated into the latest PDF ISO specifications, and both the graphical content and packaging relevant metadata are migrated.

The lastest version 18.1 of ArtPro+ has just passed the compliancy test for the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.

OpenType SVG fonts clarified
in PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2:2020)

In the past couple of weeks I have reported several times on problems for display and output of OpenType SVG fonts with Adobe InDesign CC2019:

Above: Display in Adobe Acrobat Pro
Middle: Display in Apple Preview
Below: Display in Callas pdfToolbox

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in PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2:2020)

Enfocus Switch 2019 Spring released

Enfocus has announced the release of Enfocus Switch 2019 Spring. From now on Enfocus plans to release two Switch updates every year.

An overview on the new features is presented in a short YouTube video (5’05”) and in a comprehensive PDF document.

Attention: Switch Client for transmitting jobs and meta data to the server is no longer supported in this version. The local app is replaced by a web client which runs in the internet browser.


New web page for Compliancy
with Ghent PDF Output Suite 5

We have integrated the web page with the instructions for successfull output of the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 into the web page on Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 Compliancy.

This allows a faster overview of the compliant products and the required settings for a successfull output.

These settings are not only valid for processing the PDFs of the Ghent PDF Output Suite but for all PDF/X-4 files in daily production!