SVG fonts issues in prepress production - and what that has to do with recent ISO meetings


We recently heard about many prepress production problems related to SVG fonts used in the layouts. In this blogpost, you'll read what causes these issues, how you can resolve them and what it has to do with our recent ISO meetings in Toronto.


Powerful coexistence of AFP and PDF


Today, PDF is the universal format for the exchange of digital documents, but since many years it is also the standard for the transmission and processing of print documents in all industries and printing processes. Printed customer communication, however, is an exception. This is where the faction that adheres to AFP, a technology for the print data stream, persists. With the ISO 22550 standard 'Document management - AFP interchange for PDF' about to be published, both formats could be combined.


Talking callas crew at PDF Camp 2019


Each year, PDF Camp brings a lot of our stakeholders together to discuss the utility of callas products, the company's future and wide-ranging problems (especially in prepress). This year was no different! Missed it? Well, I got some of it covered here. On to the PDF Camp news!


Advanced mathematics for better (context aware) preflight


Since the existence of PDF preflight, it was always available in all products based on an object by object analysis. Today, preflight has become a major building block of modern prepress workflows, however, the object by object approach has some limitations. Read to find out more about what context aware object detection technology is and how it helps in achieving better preflight results.


Do PDF/A and Enterprise Content Management systems complement each other (perfectly)?


With Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems, companies can better distribute information, collaboratively edit documents, digitally archive or simply retrieve information faster. This is particularly successful if files are stored in a suitable format that reflects the typical requirements for processing documents. So, what is the first choice of document format here?


What can you do with pdfToolbox's 'Decorate' feature?


Do you know that the Switchboard actions under 'Decorate' let you place a range of different object types or even pages within a PDF in no time. We receive tons of support queries about placing text, fold marks, page numbers or dates to adding empty pages, divider pages or summary pages. In addition, customers who knew about these Actions didn't really know that multiple files can be handled using 'Batch' processing, a reason good enough to write this blog post. Let's dive deep into it!


Why DeviceLink profiles should interest you


In version 10, pdfToolbox introduced support for a wide range of DeviceLink profiles. They can be used – for free – from within the Switchboard or using a fixup in a preflight profile. And they can be really interesting for your production work! Why?


Understanding Overprint


When working with support cases, the ones that are related to Overprint in PDF are likely to surprise customers. It frequently happens that what they thought would be completely wrong (and made them send the support request) turns out to be just right and well according to specifications. Reason enough to talk about Overprint in this blog post!