San Mateo, CA and Chicago, IL -- May 15, 2002 -- Enfocus Software, the leading publisher of Adobe PDF tools and developer of the Enfocus Certified PDF workflow for fail-safe PDF file exchange, today announces a multi-level PDF/X initiative designed to offer comprehensive training and support to PDF users (both creators and receivers) working toward PDF/X compliance. Detailed information regarding all facets of the Initiative will be available at www.enfocus.com/pdfx, which is being built over the next few weeks.
* Enfocus' multi-level PDF/X initiative includes:
* Co-sponsorship of "The PDF/X Guide" in conjunction with IPA (International Prepress Association) and others, available early June. Announcement of the Guide is being made during the IPA Conference, "Premedia 2002", being held in Chicago this week
* Free and downloadable PDF/X and PDF/X Plus Profiles via the Enfocus website and its partners' websites
* Hosting of Online PDF/X Training Sessions Beginning May 29
* Establishment of an Enfocus PDF/X User Group
* PDF/X Training for Enfocus Certified Resellers and Trainers
"PDF/X is a major step toward reliable exchange of PDF files in publishing applications," says Peter Camps, Enfocus CEO. "As it is Enfocus' mission to be a leader in making PDFs easy and reliable for the marketplace, we're not stopping with technology support for PDF/X creation and checking. As a major PDF proponent, it is also Enfocus' responsibility to cooperate with industry groups, vendors, and users to successfully forward PDF/X adoption.
"As a result, we're offering free educational and communications tools for what is anticipated to be a large PDF/X user community."
Camps says Enfocus has gained experience in bringing extra educational and communications tools to the PDF user community as a result of its involvement with European industry associations such as Medibel+, Febelgra, Oppo and Sicogif.(1) "Our customers have made us pretty competent in this arena," he says, adding, "We've been testing, fine-tuning, and helping people make better PDFs and perfect their PDF workflows for a long time."
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