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callas software launches pdfToolbox 5.3

Press release from the issuing company

callas software, the leading developer of PDF technology for publishing, print production and document archiving announces the release of pdfToolbox 5.3, featuring full compatibility with Mac OS X Lion.

Integrating with the most recent version of the Adobe PDF Library and fully supporting Apple Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), the callas pdfToolbox maintenance release adds a number of additional possibilities and fixes problems reported by customers.

Amongst the new features it is now possible to restrict the area rendered when generating images to an existing page box (such as the trim box) or a custom area. This means preview images can now be generated without having to output different PDF files for different workflow uses. Additionally callas pdfToolbox 5.3 offers more possibilities for the output file naming convention while splitting PDF files into segments and adds extra options to the page scaling fix-ups.

This new release also provides a new preflight check to detect the use of Roman ligatures. callas pdfToolbox 5.3 includes a full Japanese localization, including a number of specific features for the Japanese market such as support for adding and recognizing Japanese printer marks and support for common color conversion profiles.

Prices and availability

The update for existing callas pdfToolbox Desktop 5 or callas pdfToolbox Server 5 customers is free of charge.

For new customers, callas pdfToolbox Desktop 5.3 is available for € 499. callas pdfToolbox Server 5.3 is available from € 3999.

About callas software

callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges. As a technology innovator, callas software develops and markets PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving. callas software helps agencies, publishing companies and printers to meet the challenges they face by providing software to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing.

Businesses and government agencies all over the world rely on callas software’s future-proof, fully PDF/A compliant archiving products.

In addition, callas software technology is available as a programming library (SDK) for developers with a need for PDF optimization, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Quark®, Xerox® and many others have recognised the quality and flexibility provided by these callas tools and have incorporated them into their solutions.

callas software actively supports international standards and has been participating in ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative, the PDF/A Competence Center and the Ghent PDF Workgroup. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF/A Competence Center and in October 2010, Olaf Drümmer became its chairman.

callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more info, please visit www.callassoftware.com.


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