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How does PDF 2.0 affect the printing industry?

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It's true that many developments in the printing industry have led to progressive automation of workflows, like increasing quality requirements, declining print runs and prices ... Perhaps the most important technology in this context is the PDF format acting as the carrier of the print data which plays a central role in the communication and application of color in the printing process. Nevertheless, against the background of these massive tectonic changes in the printing landscape, some cracks have opened up and PDF 2.0 aims to close them. Let's go in detail in our first blog post of 2019!

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Entirely barrier-free: PDF/UA for eGovernments

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What the flattened curbside or stepless access is for wheelchair users, the barrier-free PDF in accordance with the PDF/UA standard is for reading and editing documents and forms. Without limiting the diversity of PDF technology, it determines how unrestricted accessibility of content in PDF files is ensured.

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System-independent archiving of project files with PDF/A-3

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The constantly growing demands on formats were no longer able to meet the constantly growing requirements for reliable long-term digital storage of important documents. In addition, there was a desire for a searchable, compact format that was robust and widely usable across platforms. In 2005, an ISO standard based on the PDF format started to write a new chapter in the history of digital archiving of documents: PDF/A. In this blog post, I am writing about how system-independent archiving of project files with PDF/A-3 can be achieved and how the advantages of PDF/A-3 are presented in the form of application scenarios and the different points of view regarding PDF/A-3.

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That's a wrap at the VIP Event!

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It was that time of the year again where we bring together our partners, customers and other stakeholders and meet in some part of the world. At the VIP Event, it is all about connecting, generating ideas, discussing the future of the PDF industry, and much more! Curious?

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Digital personnel records for eternity


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Numerous directives and laws state that employee records must be maintained for many years after an employee leaves the company. How can companies ensure that the documents are still accessible? Do companies want to keep this data online for 5 years? One possibility is to store the documents in PDF/A format, the ISO standard for long-term archiving.

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How PDF changed prepress production dramatically in the last 25 years

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25 years ago the first version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) was published. This anniversary is a good opportunity for PDF expert Stephan Jaeggi, publisher of PDF-AKTUELL, to look back on how PDF has changed prepress production over these years.

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Watch this video!

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How can you learn the most about our software? Well, the obvious answer would be the online documentation of course, but there’s another source you should know about.

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The future of documents

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At the DocEng conference, I met a lot of academics and professionals discussing interesting requirements and solutions related to PDF documents. It was impressive to see what these people are working on, what they (don't) know about PDF and whether it works according to their needs. Here is my experience ...

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