Version 10.1 of pdfToolbox has arrived!

10 Dec 2018


Berlin, December 10, 2018 – callas software, market leader for automated PDF quality control and archival solutions, releases version 10.1 of its pdfToolbox solution. Whereas pdfToolbox 10.1 is a minor update, it does include a number of interesting new features.

High-quality color conversions & ink reduction

Perhaps the most important novelty in pdfToolbox 10.1 is the inclusion of a set of 53 DeviceLink profiles. While pdfToolbox always came with an optional set of DeviceLink profiles as a payable option, the updated set of profiles has now been integrated in version 10.1 and is usable without additional cost.

DeviceLink profiles are typically used to do conversions from CMYK to CMYK while preserving correct separations. This can be done to convert files created as a US or Japanese standard to the color standard used in Europe (or vice versa), to convert files prepared for coated paper to uncoated printing workflows or to correct high ink usage in incoming files in the best possible way.

Support for Photoshop files

One of the most frequent requests from customers was to enable pdfToolbox to convert Photoshop files (PSD files) into good PDF documents. With pdfToolbox 10.1, this now becomes a possibility! Not all Photoshop features are currently supported, but the majority of files should convert to PDF without any problem. This allows automated workflows to be more efficient and to accept more client files directly in the workflow without needing manual intervention.

And more …

Besides these interesting new features, pdfToolbox can now also:

  • Split Device-N or N-Channel objects into different objects, each using a subset of colorants. This is important in workflows where many different spot colors are used and where e.g. the dieline needs to be split into a separate PDF file.
  • Rotate page content with a specific amount. pdfToolbox has always been capable of rotating in increments of 90° (e.g. to go from landscape to portrait), but it can now also rotate page content by any arbitrary amount – with or without changing the page size of the resulting PDF document.
  • Add additional ‘decoration’ features to the Switchboard. This allows to easily add text, page numbers, dates, post-mark stamps and more. The Switchboard now also contains new actions to split or reorder pages in a PDF document.
  • Convert colors in specific page ranges in a document. A PDF file for a book e.g. might thus have all inner pages converted to black and white, while the cover pages remain in color.

Curious for the other features in this update? Have a look at the release notes:

Availability & pricing

callas pdfToolbox 10.1 is immediately available:

  • The update to pdfToolbox 10.1 is free of charge for pdfToolbox 10 users. Note that users can keep their pdfToolbox 10 keys for this update!
  • pdfToolbox Desktop for manual processing as a standalone application or a plug-in within Adobe Acrobat Pro, starts at € 499. An upgrade from pdfToolbox 9 costs € 199 and an upgrade from pdfToolbox 8 costs € 299.
  • pdfToolbox Server, CLI and SDK for fully automated, hands-off processing and integration in other solutions start at € 3 999. Upgrades to pdfToolbox Server 10 are included in the maintenance agreement. Customers without an active maintenance agreement should contact their local reseller or Four Pees.

For further inquiries regarding availability, price, options or return on investment, please contact the callas software distribution partner Four Pees at A fully functional time-limited trial version can be downloaded from the callas website.

About callas software

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 the challenges they face 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 optimization, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Quark®, Foxit®, Kodak®, EFI®, Xerox® and many others have recognized 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 DIN, ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative, BITKOM and the Ghent Workgroup. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF Association.

callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit the callas software website at:

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