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The Ghent PDF Workgroup (2011)


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The Ghent PDF Workgroup (2011)

  1. 1. TheGhent PDF WorkgroupDidier HaazenChair Compliancy Testing SC
  2. 2. Who we are• International organization made up of graphic arts users, associations & developers
  3. 3. Mission• “To develop and maintain process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows and promote their acceptance and use in the international graphic arts community.”
  4. 4. Key figures• Founded in 2002• Started in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland• Today: − 21 industry association − 18 vendors − 13 countries − And still growing…
  5. 5. Industry Associations Norway Sweden United Kingdom Denmark Netherlands Germany & US Belgium France Switzer land ItalySpain
  6. 6. Association members
  7. 7. Subcommittees• Color Management• Compliancy Testing• Documentation• Marketing & Education• Office Document Printing• Packaging• Process Control• Specifications
  8. 8. Subcommittees• Job Ticketing• Cross Media (NEW since 2010)
  9. 9. Deliverables• PDF file specifications• Application settings• Test Suites• Best practices guidelines• Educational documents
  10. 10. Deliverables• More info & downloads:
  11. 11. PDF/X Plus ConceptMore Resrtrictive PDF/X Plus GWG PDF/X-1a or PDF/X-3 ISO PDF 1.3 ISO
  12. 12. Thank you