Advanced PDF Imposition & Printer Marks

PDF Studio 12 has a new Advanced Imposition Module that allows to preview and create PDF Imposition Layouts. Imposition layouts can be created using many different industry standard layout and binding methods including: 2, 4, & 8 up booklets; cut stacks; sequential, step and repeat. It is possible to save custom imposition profiles. What is Imposition? Imposition is one […]

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How can you tell if a PDF document has any transparency?

To tell if a PDF document has any transparency feature, you can run PDF/A-1b validation (under Document -> Preflight -> PDF/A-1b Validation) and look for a “Transparency” node in the Preflight results tree which will contain elements for all the transparency features present in the PDF such as soft masks, blend mode, transparency operators, etc… […]

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Output Preview and Overprint Simulation

PDF Studio 11 introduces a new print production and prepress tool: Output Preview including Overprint Simulation. The new output preview dialog can easily switch between print simulation and also allows the background color of the document to be changed to simulate printing on different colored paper. Output Preview Simulation Output preview simulates how the PDF will look based […]

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Comparison of PDF/A Tools: User/ Desktop/ Developer / SDK

There are many PDF/A validation and conversion tools available, both for desktop users and developers. We’ve put together a list of tools for comparison: User/Desktop tools:  Tool  Price  Notes  PDF Studio Pro  $129  PDF editor with validation/conversion  Adobe Acrobat  $449  PDF editor with validation/conversion (?)  Bluebeam Revu  $349  PDF editor with validation/conversion  Callas pdfaPilot  $496  Acrobat […]

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PDF/A verification and conversion

PDF/A verification and conversion to PDF/A was added in PDF Studio 9 to conform to PDF/A ISO Standards. PDF/A uses a strict subset of the ISO PDF specification to create archival versions of documents with the intent that they will always render exactly the same as when they were saved. PDF/A is growing in popularity as […]

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