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Talking callas crew at PDF Camp 2019

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!

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Advanced mathematics for better (context aware) preflight

Sifter

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.

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

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

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?

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

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!

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Why DeviceLink profiles should interest you

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?

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Understanding Overprint

Overprint settings

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!

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How accessible is the documentation these days?

Accessibility of documentation

For people with physical disabilities, such as severely impaired vision, reading on a computer with technical aids is much easier than reading on paper. It therefore makes sense to make technical documentation available electronically, and thus make it accessible to as many people as possible. Guess which is the preferred format for achieving this and how does it add value for everyone?

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How does PDF 2.0 affect the printing industry?

PDF 2.0

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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