Developed in 1991 as a universal file format for a variety of uses, Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) has rapidly been embraced by today’s content creators and output providers. However a recent printer survey conducted by the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) revealed several problems associated with creating digital files for print still persist despite advancements made by PDFs. Now printers have a PDF resource offering solutions and techniques specific to prepress and print production – The PDF Print Production Guide.
In response to the printer survey reporting the most common problems with PDF files from clients, The PDF Print Production Guide provides step-by-step instruction on how to fix PDF problems that plague print facilities such as missing image bleeds, converting an image to a duotone, and editing an entire paragraph of text.
A 164-page, spiral-bound, paperback in full color, The PDF Print Production Guide (ISBN 0-88362-431-1) is available for $45 ($40 for GATF/PIA members), not including shipping. Orders may be placed by contacting GATF by phone at (800) 662-3916 (U.S. and Canada) or (412) 741-5733; fax at (412) 741-0609; or online at www.gain.net.