At the end of last year I have conducted a survey regarding the transition to PSO Coated v3 / PSO Uncoated v3 FOGRA52. Only 16% are already using the new profiles. An additional 13% is currently in the middle of the transition. Almost half of the users are planning a later transition. A fifth will not change.
These results are better than the results of a simular survey of Deutscher Drucker some month ago. There 90% have answered that they don’t intent to switch to the new ISO standard.
In order to increase the pressure on the printers the german Bundesverband Druck und Medien demands the ad agencies to switch to the new printing conditions.
My post on the new ECI profiles for sheetfed printing published in 2015 is one of the most popular posts on PDF-AKTUELL.
In order to facilitate the transition we have created anfor the PDFX-ready Online Tools. ISO<–>PSO Converter converts colors in PDF/X files from the traditional printing standard into the new standard and vice versa.