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Ghent Workgroup Announces New Webinar: “All You Wanted to Know about PDF Transparency but Were Afraid to Ask”

Friday, January 31, 2020

Press release from the issuing company

Ghent, Belgium – The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is happy to announce the new webinar about PDF transparency on Thursday March 26 at 4pm. This webinar will be presented by Andrew Bailes-Collins (Enfocus) and is intended to help designers better understand native transparency – the benefits and challenges – and the use of best practices to avoid common print problems associated with transparencies.

Native transparency, also known as vector-based transparency, is a powerful tool that can enhance and streamline the design process. When done correctly, native transparency can add trouble-free creative flair to a design. Understanding how to properly employ transparency can avoid costly mistakes all the way down the chain of production.

There are some instances, however, where transparency has caused issues on output, especially for print-based projects. In most cases, the issues that arise when printing documents with transparency can be avoided by following some basic rules and procedures.

During this webinar, Andrew will explain the solutions available to ensure that our designs print trouble free. He will look at the fundamental concept of what transparency is, how it is used, and what can be done in terms of best practices to avoid some of the more common pitfalls associated with using – and printing – transparency. Understanding the benefits of using native PDF transparency in print production design, especially when PDF/X 4 files are processed, can help to avoid issues on press.

Presented by Andrew Bailes-Collins
Andrew graduated from what is now the London College of Communications and went on to serve an apprenticeship as a Compositor. He has worked for a number of vendors in the printing and publishing sector, including Scangraphic, Apple, and DuPont/Crosfield. He has been Prepress Manager for several high quality printing companies in London, managing the change from conventional production techniques to digital. An early adopter of computer-to-plate and PDF workflow, Andrew then worked at OneVision Software for ten years. Initially based in the UK, before rising through the company to become Head of Product Management Europe at their head office near Munich in Germany. Andrew joined Enfocus and moved to Belgium in 2011 and is the Senior Product Manager responsible for the PitStop family of products. He is also the Technical Officer for the Ghent Workgroup and Co-Chair of the GWG specifications sub-committee.

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