PDF Standards & Preflight

The training 'PDF Standards & Preflight' is a first introduction to PDF and PDF standards, preflight and advanced checks and fixups.

Quick facts

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: € 250/person
    • 15% discount for people who have an active SMA contract on any Four Pees product.
    • The second, third … person from the same company joins at half price.


The training consists of 3 sessions of one hour each, alternated with 15-minute breaks. Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks are available during the breaks. Don't forget to bring your own laptop!

Session 1: History & introduction to PDF and PDF standards

  • History of PDF
  • Main characteristics of a PDF document
  • PDF versions & possibilities
  • Standardization of PDF itself
  • Future developments
  • An overview of ISO standards based on PDF
  • An overview of the Ghent Workgroup

Session 2: Preflight using callas pdfToolbox

  • Libraries, preflight profiles & performing preflight
  • Examining preflight results & using preflight reports
  • Anatomy of a preflight profile
  • Building your own checks, fixups & profiles: an introduction

Session 3: Advanced checks & fixups

  • Advanced checks: color, ink coverage, Sifter …
  • Advanced fixups: shapes, place content …
  • A short introduction to variables
  • A short introduction to process plans


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