Berlin, Germany, June 29, 2009 – callas software today announced pdfToolbox 4.3, the fourth major upgrade of its powerful all-in-one PDF production toolkit. Right on time to keep the promise for a quarterly new release of its pdfToolbox 4 product range, the innovations include new features, still greater ease-of-use and a greater performance.
The layer viewer that manages and generates layer views was introduced in the previous version of pdfToolbox 4. Currently it is still the only tool in the industry to generate layers views (OCCD) in accordance with PDF/X-4. callas software now introduces a new feature that allows users to create a single PDF from the different layers or layer views within the PDF. So in a multi-language print job, you can not only create and view the various language versions, but even get a PDF for every version – with one click.
Further improvements include:
- pdfToolbox 4’s imposition engine permits to place dynamic text on imposed pages, making it possible to create slug lines with job information on the imposed sheet.
- Swiss PDFX- ready profiles (based on GWG version 4 specs) were included and localized for all supported languages.
- Extended overprint and knockout fixup for complete control of the overprinting behaviour.
- Updates of DeviceLink profiles for producing more harmonized conversions, especially in dark areas.
- Support of the latest ICC profiles recently released by ECI
pdfToolbox 4 continues to be available as a desktop and a server version. The desktop version was optimized for use as a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat, but now the user can also choose to run pdfToolbox 4 as an independent application. The stand-alone is a great tool to preflight and prepare your PDF files, even with older versions of Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Standard or Reader or any other PDF-viewer. It performs practically the same corrections that are available in the plug-in.
For integration in other environments, callas pdfToolbox 4 is available as callas pdfToolbox CLI 4 (Command Line Interface) and as callas pdfToolbox SDK 4 (Software Development Kit).
callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges. As a technology innovator, callas software develops and markets PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving.
callas software helps agencies, publishing companies and printers to meet their challenges, by providing software to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing.
Businesses and government agencies all over the world rely on callas software’s future-proof, fully PDF/A compliant archiving products.
In addition, callas software technology is available as a programming library (SDK) for developers with a need for PDF optimizaton, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Quark®, Xerox® and many others have understood the quality and flexibility provided by these callas tools and have incorporated them into their solutions.
callas software actively supports international standards and has been participating in ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative and the Ghent PDF Workgroup. callas software is a founding member of the PDF/A Competence Center.