Category: Technology

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…




PDF/X-6 ISO norm for digital print

With the publication of PDF 2.0 in 2017 (first revision in 2020), new parts of the standard were also made available. These concern the formats PDF/A, PDF/VT, PDF/R and PDF/X. They were improved and adapted. Since PDF 2020, PDF/X-6 is now recommended as the successor to PDF/X-4 for professional printing. PDF/X-5 was based on PDF…




PDF technology: transparency in the PDF format

From the very beginning, PDF technology has lived on constant further developments and adaptations, which then also affect media designers, designers or the printing industry. This is a factor that should not be underestimated, especially nowadays. One example of such developments is the work with transparencies: Today we are used to being able to create…




Reorganise PDF documents

Page management in PDF With the help of webPDF, PDF documents can be reorganised. webPDF offers the possibility to rotate, sort and remove pages of the PDF document. In addition, the page order can be changed at will by simply moving pages in the document. Via the webPDF web portal, this can be done either…




New: Status page with server load

With the latest update of webPDF 8 we provide you with a new feature for the web portal.  As an extension of the dashboard in the administration area, you will now find a display of the server load in the backend. This gives you the possibility to check the load of the server and the…




wsclient library: webservice converter

How does the conversion of various formats with the webPDF wsclient library work? Here we want to introduce the operation of the webPDF Webservices Converter in detail and show how you can best use it with the help of the webPDF wsclient library. Important note: The following coding example is based on the use of…




Webservice PDF/A

In this coding eexample we would like to introduce you to the operation of the webPDF webservice pdfa and how you can use it with the help of the webPDF wsclient library. Important note: The following coding example is based on the use of the webPDF wsclient library. In order to understand and apply the…




webPDF 8: First update with new features

After the release of webPDF 8.0 in November last year, the first update is now available. With the revision number 2058 the new version is now available in the download area. It contains bugfixes and some new features…




Parameter change – it’s high time!

Since version 7 of webPDF we have introduced the new parameter structure based on JSON and XML schemas. This new parameter structure replaces the old parameters, which consisted of a single string parameter and were linked with “&”…




Editing XMP Metadata: our coding example

How to edit XMP metadata using the webPDF wsclient library? Important note: The following coding example is based on the use of the webPDF wsclient library. In order to understand and apply the example, the following blog post should be considered first: To call the webservice, you should first have created a REST or SOAP…