Ghent, BELGIUM, October 11, 2001 -- Febelgra, the Federation of the Belgian Graphics Industry, has chosen the Enfocus Certified PDF file format as the national standard for graphical workflows. The Federation has committed to Enfocus Certified PDF because it is the most reliable format for graphical workflows. Based on this technology Febelgra has defined two standard PDF settings, one for four-color print jobs, and one for PMS color print jobs.
In the past, prepress firms, publishers and advertising agencies formerly made up their pages and output them to film as an integral part of the plate-making process. If errors were spotted on a page during a visual check the artwork had to be corrected and another set of film produced.
Over recent years, the demand for digital prepress files has increased as more and more printers change over to computer-to-film, computer-to-plate, digital printing and printing on demand. Until recently digital files were checked on-screen or on the proof, which nevertheless still provided no final guarantee. This method does not, however, spot certain errors relating to low resolution and RGB-images, hairlines, missing fonts and characters, etc.
Enfocus Certified PDF, on the other hand, enables digital files to be checked not only visually but also with its preflighting capability which allows the printer to obtain a camera-ready prepress file. However, the increasing digitalization of the production process means that strict regulations regarding the quality of the digital files have to be put in place.
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