20 Years of PDF/X – On the PDF/VT Standard

In addition to the more frequently mentioned PDF formats such as PDF/A, PDF/UA or PDF/X, the third part on PDF/X will deal with the PDF/VT format in more detail. This is obvious because PDF/VT was developed as a standard based on PDF/X-4. This is about so-called “personalised printing”. VT (or sometimes VDP) stands for Variable…




Advantages of a PDF solution for business

What should the ideal PDF application look like as a business solution and what is it good for? Most companies rely on the proven PDF format for the use and storage of data. In addition to the ability to use digital signatures and PDF/A as an ISO standard, the reliability and cross-platform use of the…




20 years of PDF/X – From PDF/X-1a to PDF/X-6

Today’s current standard PDF/X-6 was developed to meet the future complex PDF print publishing workflows from content creation to rendering and finishing as well as current workflows. In the meantime, the first ISO PDF/X standard is already 20 years old. In this second part, we will discuss the various sub-formats of PDF/X that have been…




AI changes document management

Modern document processing: Artificial intelligence is also used in connection with PDF technology AI (artificial intelligence) initially evokes futuristic associations for many people. One might think of self-driving cars, high-end robotics, AI-controlled traffic management or similar. But in fact there are already many areas in which AI is already being used in everyday life, without…




Twenty years of PDF/X

From PostScript to PDF/X – the development of PDF standards and their influence on the printing industry What does PDF have to do with graphic arts and the printing industry? The 20th anniversary of the first ISO PDF/X standard at the beginning of 2021 can be used as an opportunity to take a closer look…




Efficient document workflow

More productivity in the company through sensible document management The handling of documents is a frequently underestimated topic when work processes are optimised or the IT infrastructure within a company is revised. But there is unimagined potential to save time and money here. How can improvements be achieved in concrete terms with a well thought-out…




PDF Association membership

The Berlin-based PDF Association welcomes SoftVision Development as a new member from April 2022. As a software developer in the PDF environment, we are very much looking forward to the synergies and cooperation with the Association and its members. With our product webPDF, we offer a professional PDF solution for companies and thus deal with…




webPDF not affected by vulnerability CVE-2022-22965

Latest security advisory for webPDF customers: webPDF is not affected by the security vulnerability CVE-2022-22965, which has become known as “spring4shell“. webPDF does not use the Spring framework in any version and is therefore not affected by the vulnerability. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact our support at any…


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Universal accessibility – more than inclusion

Many further questions arise with regard to the topic of accessibility and digitization. At the beginning of the year, the PDF Association published an interesting approach to this on their website pdfa.org. It dealt with the topic of accessible communication. This is a not insignificant topic, also with regard to website design and document formats….




Increased PDF use due to pandemic

Digital work processes have been more in demand than ever due to the Covid pandemic and have also significantly boosted the use of the PDF format and PDF software. Due to the challenges posed by the Corona pandemic, most companies sought digital solutions to switch to paperless business processes, as they needed to quickly switch…