Category: PDF

The evolution of PDF/X – How it all began

Martin Bailey’s fascinating insight into the beginnings of PDF and PDF/X In the spring of 2022 Martin Bailey (technologist at Global Graphics and co-developer of PDF subset standards) published an extremely readable article on pdfa.org about the history of PDF/X from his point of view. The article gives a good insight behind the scenes, one…



More sustainability through PDF

Saving paper through digitisation Sustainability and environmental awareness now play an increasingly important role for all companies. Sustainable working, resource conservation and CO₂ neutrality are of great importance. The use of the PDF format has so many advantages here that it can confidently be described as a kind of “green technology”. After all, the implementation…




E-POST Solutions – digital mail as PDF/A

Deutsche Post sends digital copies as PDF/A as a service Deutsche Post continues to expand its digital services. For some time now, it has been offering business customers the option of automatically converting their letter post into digital copies. The processing is done in PDF/A. Customers then receive their mail on the E-POST portal or…




Mobile working with PDF documents improves

Trends in the digital working world The modern working world is constantly evolving. This process was also greatly accelerated by the pandemic. At the centre of the change is the ever-increasing digitalisation of a wide variety of work processes. The changes in the world of work are also changing the way we work. The focus…




PDF Days 2022 – Outlook Topic Block 3: Technology

Here you will find an overview of the planned upcoming contributions at the PDF Days 2022 in Berlin, which are organised by the PDF Association. The workshops and presentations at the event have already been divided into three thematic blocks in preparation. This means that visitors can easily find their way around and select the…




PDF Days 2022 – Outlook Topic Block 2: Implementation

Since the various workshops and presentations have been divided into three different thematic blocks by the PDF Association, we have compiled a short overview for each topic. There will be many presentations on the three topics of practical experience, implementation and technology. Here you will find all the presentations that are currently planned in the…




PDF Days 2022 – Outlook Topic Block 1 – Experiences from the field

Our detailed overview of the three topics The event was divided by the PDF Association into three blocks: Practical Experiences, Implementation and Technology. There will be some exciting contributions to each topic area. Here you will find an overview of all topics. In the “Experience” block of topics, some concrete practical examples and areas of…




Event tip: PDF Days Europe 2022

The PDF Association has just announced that PDF Days Europe will take place again in September 2022. As usual, a varied and well-organized program is planned. The PDF Days will take place in Berlin on September 12 and 13, 2022. As a live event unique to everyone working in the PDF environment, PDF Days will…




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…




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…