DRUPA 2004 – Düsseldorf (Germany) - The Ghent PDF Workgroup releases for the second time in its existence a series of specifications for the use of PDF/X-1a:2001 PLUS in vertical segments in the Graphic Arts Industry.
Following the first (V1) specifications launched in February of 2003, the Ghent PDF Workgroup is releasing the Version 2 / 2004 specifications for delivering print ready PDF’s according to international standard for:
- Magazine Advertisements (CMYK)
- Newspaper Advertisements (CMYK / Spot)
- Web Offset printing cold set (newsprint) (CMYK or CMYK/Spot)
- Web Offset printing heat set (CMYK or CMYK/Spot)
- Sheet fed offset printing (CMYK, CMYK/Spot, CMYK/Spot with low res images)
The 2004 specifications are an upgrade from the 2003 specifications with respect to:
• Updated settings for support of recent changed spot color specifications
• Support for specific PDF/X-1a settings when using Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0 Professional
• Minor change in creating PDF’s with regards to PDF Settings / Job Options in Adobe Acrobat 5 and 6 with gradients / smooth shades
• New checks that restrict PDF 1.5 issues, in order to stay PDF/X-1a compliant when using Acrobat 6.0
• Directions on how to create proper Postscript for print ready PDF/X-1a PLUS according to the specifications in QuarkXPress 6.1
• Directions and settings files of InDesign CS Export PDF
The 2004 specifications and setting files will become available from May 2004 at:
• via websites of local Graphic Arts organisations members
• vendor members of the Ghent PDF Workgroup
Ghent PDF Workgroup Members in the respective countries will take care of the introduction and localisation of the 2004 GWG specifications.
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