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Archive: Pre-Press & Print

Enfocus announces PitStop Professional 7

Dan Shea

Enfocus Software has announced that it will launch a major update to its flagship product, PitStop Professional, at the IPEX show in Birmingham. According to Enfocus, the updates PitStop Professional version 7 focus on productivity and usability. At the same show, Enfocus will also unveil PitStop Automate, a task-based production automation tool aimed at design studios, ad agencies, printers and publishers.

Creative & Print   January 25, 2006

This week in PDF: Forms, (standards) bodies and Miami heat

Dan Shea

Welcome to the first edition of "This week in PDF," a new weekly column designed to give a quick overview of major developments in and around the PDF space. This week sees a new release of Jaws PDF Creator 4.0 for the Mac, while the Ghent PDF Workgroup takes center stage in Miami and an online HTML form processor adds PDF support.

Creative & Print   January 18, 2006

Adobe completes Macromedia acquisition

Dan Shea

Adobe has announced the completion of its acquisition of Macromedia, Inc. The stock-based transaction was formally finalized on December 3, and as a result, shares of Macromedia common stock were converted for the right to receive 1.38 shares of Adobe common stock.

Enterprise & Government   December 07, 2005

Bluebeam Revu for PDF released

Dan Shea

Bluebeam Software has just released a PDF viewing and markup application designed for AEC firms. Along with existing desktop products Pushbutton Plus and Bluebeam Lite, Bluebeam Revu for PDF forms a complete solution for the creation of PDF files from CAD, viewing of large format PDF files and easy markup of PDF designs.

Creative & Print   November 30, 2005

PDF Forum for Print Production in Miami

Dan Shea

XPLOR has announced that it will be running its inaugural PDF FORUM for Print Production in Florida's Miami Beach Convention Center. Swiss expert Stephan Jaeggi, well known for his extensive knowledge of PDF prepress, will chair the PDF FORUM.

Creative & Print   November 16, 2005

SwiftView Pro released

Dan Shea

SwiftView, Inc. has released SwiftView Pro, an enhanced version of the existing SwiftView PCL viewer. The product's enhanced rendering quality and PCL color support is also available in the latest release of SwiftConvert, which enables automated batch conversion to PDF.

Creative & Print   November 16, 2005

PDF/X FAQ updated

Dan Shea

Finding clear and complete answers to PDF/X questions can be tough, but Global Graphics' Martin Bailey has just made it a little easier by updating his popular "PDF/X: Frequently Asked Questions" document. Released last week, the updated document was a response to a perceived industry need, and has already been accepted for publication on various industry sites.

Creative & Print   November 07, 2005

SWOP Certifies ORIS Soft Proof

Dan Shea

CGS Publishing Technologies International LLC has announced that its Adobe Acrobat-based soft proofing workflow has been approved for advertisers and publishers of web-printed publications. With solid approvals by the review committee, CGS' interactive soft proofing system, ORIS Soft Proof, was granted SWOP certification for the 23" Apple Cinema and the Eizo ColorEdge CG2200 displays.

Creative & Print   October 12, 2005

PDF Conference closes with a drumroll...

Dan Shea

Another PDF Conference is over, and it's time to look at what we've learned. Positive changes include a stronger practical focus in the seminar program and the new expo structure, which resulted in far less down-time in the exhibit hall. The show ended on a high note with the conference's grand prize draw.

Enterprise & Government   September 27, 2005

PDF Conference opens strongly

Dan Shea

A virtual stone's throw from Washington DC's halls of power, the tenth PDF Conference produced by Carl Young today kicked off in earnest. Arlington, Virginia's Hilton Crystal City this week played host to delegates from businesses hungry for knowledge or solutions, with presenters and exhibiting vendors more than happy to provide both.

Enterprise & Government   September 26, 2005

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