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    Which pdf compliance standard should I be using when I make pdf's for our konica copier, and does it matter that it has a rip?

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    Test, test, test - then evaluate!

    PDF/X1 to be safe. Test it with challenging jobs containing transparency and creative effects in Illustrator links and InDesign effects etc.

    Then look at the later PDF/X standards with PDF files containing mixed RGB and CMYK content and effects etc.

    I will try to post some links to some test files, however it is usually best to test this using some challenging customer files.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Visualaid View Post
    Which pdf compliance standard should I be using when I make pdf's for our konica copier, and does it matter that it has a rip?
    Are you sending the PDF natively to the device? If so, what format(s) does it support? If it has a RIP, what are the details of the RIP and it's support?

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    As previously mentioned, some industry test forms:

    http://www.gwg.org/overprintverification.phtml

    GWG | Ghent Output Suite | Ghent Output Suite

    A few words about Altona Test Suite 2 – Technical Page 2 [ECI.ORG]
    Downloads [ECI.ORG] (Altona Test Suite 2.0, 1.2)

    Also of interest as this is a copier:

    FograCert Testforms - www.fogra.org
    (Uniformity testforms)


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    Attached is a test page that I made in 2007 when doing a good deal of work in Fiery/Xerox gear.

    The PDF was made in Ai9 - so it contains Greyscale and CMYK objects, which may be handled differently depending on various software variables.

    It is not a PDF/X file, it was created to test colour builds and output performance from calibration to calibration.


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    Attached is the same PDF test file as in my previous post, this time updated in Ai CS5, so it only has CMYK elements. Compare the output using the same settings to the previous file to see if it is handled differently to the one that contains true Greyscale data.

    As for your standards compliance testing, you perhaps could look into using PDF/A instead of PDF/X? to see how that is handled with your device.


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    In this infographic, learn how to create and validate PDF documents so they conform to various standards like PDF/A, PDF/X, PDF/E, and PDF/VT. Accessibility standards such as PDF/UA and WCAG2.0 are also covered. Some of the features in this tutorial are only supported using Acrobat XI Pro.

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