Do you need to export the perfect PDF file from your design application? Or do you need to validate whether a PDF file is going to behave well in production? Many applications require special settings or configurations in order to export good PDF or to be able to validate it. On this page the Ghent Workgroup members publish their settings.

To find the settings you need, first click on the specification version you need or want to use. Then, in the list of applications that appear, find your application and download the settings (by clicking on the “Download now” button on the right).

In the downloaded zip file, you’ll find the necessary configuration files and documentation on how to install and use them.

Be aware that some vendors already incorporated all necessary settings in their application, so the documentation file might just tell you that you have everything already and explain how to use it!

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat is the industry-leading PDF viewing and editing app that lets you scan, compare, preflight and secure PDF’s for print and digital media. With it’s built in preflight engine you are capabale of checking, fixing, optimising and converting incoming PDF’s into industry leading PDF standards such as PDF/A, PDF/E, PDF/VT, PDF/X and the Ghent Workgroup specifications.

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading page design and layout app that lets you create, preflight, and publish beautiful documents for print and digital media. Adobe InDesign has everything you need to make posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs, and more.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics app that lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations for print, web, video, and mobile.

Adobe Photoshop

If you can think it, you can make it with Photoshop CC, the world’s best imaging and design app. Create and enhance photographs, illustrations, and 3D artwork. Design websites and mobile apps. Edit videos, simulate real-life paintings, and more. It’s everything you need to make any idea real.

callas pdfToolbox Desktop

callas pdfToolbox Desktop is the easiest yet most powerful PDF preflight and correction application on the market. You can fix PDF problems during preflight or with a click on the button in the Switchboard. Flatten transparency, convert fonts to outlines, convert office documents or even PostScript directly into PDF, compare versions of PDFs, visualize ink coverage … no task is too difficult for callas pdfToolbox Desktop.

callas pdfToolbox Server

callas pdfToolbox Server automates and standardizes the process of file delivery and reception. For print, publishing, advertising, packaging and design companies, it offers the most comprehensive solution for automated high quality preflighting and reliable automatic correction of PDF files. callas pdfToolbox Server will speed up job turn around times, and significantly reduce error rates.

callas pdfToolbox CLI

callas pdfToolbox CLI offers fast and easy integration of pdfToolbox technology on a wide range of platforms through a command line interface. If you are looking for a productive way of adding PDF print preparation or repurposing to your web portal, internal production automation or document management system, callas pdfToolbox CLI features a vast range of well documented commands for preflight, fixing, document conversion, imposition and more.

EFI Fiery JobFlow

Fiery® JobFlow™ automates job preparation steps in prepress workflows to produce ready-to-print files. This easy-to-use print workflow automation software increases productivity and reduces costs. Fiery JobFlow includes Enfocus PitStop technology to Inspect, troubleshoot, and correct jobs.

Enfocus PitStop Pro

PitStop Pro is the print professional’s choice for PDF preflight checking, fixing and editing.
Available as an Adobe Acrobat plugin, PitStop Pro automatically finds and corrects errors in PDF files. It makes your life easier, saves operator time and, through manual editing of text, graphics, images and shadings as well as an extensive list of other PDF attributes, PitStop Pro ensures a print-ready PDF file every time!

Enfocus PitStop Server

PitStop Server is a hot-folder based server product that automatically checks and fixes PDF files, without the need for human intervention. It can be driven by external sources such as MIS systems via XML job tickets to ensure job specific preflight checking and fixing.

Quark XPress

QuarkXPress is the leading graphic design and page layout software for creative professionals.
QuarkXPress versions 7 thru 10 solely support GWG 1v4 settings (based on PDF/X-1a). QuarkXPress versions 2015 thru 2018 support GWG 1v4 settings (based on PDF/X-1a) and GWG2015 settings (based on PDF/X-4 with native transparency). Quark recommends using GWG2015 settings. Please make sure that you are always using the latest subversion of the version you are using.

callas pdfToolbox Desktop

callas pdfToolbox Desktop is the easiest yet most powerful PDF preflight and correction application on the market. You can fix PDF problems during preflight or with a click on the button in the Switchboard. Flatten transparency, convert fonts to outlines, convert office documents or even PostScript directly into PDF, compare versions of PDFs, visualize ink coverage … no task is too difficult for callas pdfToolbox Desktop.

callas pdfToolbox Server

callas pdfToolbox Server automates and standardizes the process of file delivery and reception. For print, publishing, advertising, packaging and design companies, it offers the most comprehensive solution for automated high quality preflighting and reliable automatic correction of PDF files. callas pdfToolbox Server will speed up job turn around times, and significantly reduce error rates.

callas pdfToolbox CLI

callas pdfToolbox CLI offers fast and easy integration of pdfToolbox technology on a wide range of platforms through a command line interface. If you are looking for a productive way of adding PDF print preparation or repurposing to your web portal, internal production automation or document management system, callas pdfToolbox CLI features a vast range of well documented commands for preflight, fixing, document conversion, imposition and more.

EFI Fiery JobFlow

Fiery® JobFlow™ automates job preparation steps in prepress workflows to produce ready-to-print files. This easy-to-use print workflow automation software increases productivity and reduces costs. Fiery JobFlow includes Enfocus PitStop technology to Inspect, troubleshoot, and correct jobs.

Enfocus PitStop Pro

PitStop Pro is the print professional’s choice for PDF preflight checking, fixing and editing.
Available as an Adobe Acrobat plugin, PitStop Pro automatically finds and corrects errors in PDF files. It makes your life easier, saves operator time and, through manual editing of text, graphics, images and shadings as well as an extensive list of other PDF attributes, PitStop Pro ensures a print-ready PDF file every time!

Enfocus PitStop Server

PitStop Server is a hot-folder based server product that automatically checks and fixes PDF files, without the need for human intervention. It can be driven by external sources such as MIS systems via XML job tickets to ensure job specific preflight checking and fixing.

QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress is the leading graphic design and page layout software for creative professionals.
QuarkXPress versions 7 thru 10 solely support GWG 1v4 settings (based on PDF/X-1a). QuarkXPress versions 2015 thru 2018 support GWG 1v4 settings (based on PDF/X-1a) and GWG2015 settings (based on PDF/X-4 with native transparency). Quark recommends using GWG2015 settings. Please make sure that you are always using the latest subversion of the version you are using.

callas software digital cutsheet preflight profile

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. Agencies, publishing companies and printers use callas pdfToolbox to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing.

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Enfocus Digital Cutsheet profile

PitStop Pro is the print professional’s choice for PDF preflight checking, fixing and editing.
Available as an Adobe Acrobat plugin, PitStop Pro automatically finds and corrects errors in PDF files. It makes your life easier, saves operator time and, through manual editing of text, graphics, images and shadings as well as an extensive list of other PDF attributes, PitStop Pro ensures a print-ready PDF file every time!

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Digital Cutsheet profile Enfocus 3.58 MB 93 downloads

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callas pdfToolbox – Preflight Profiles Sign & Display 

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. Agencies, publishing companies and printers use callas pdfToolbox to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing.

Enfocus Pitstop – Preflight Profiles Sign & Display 

PitStop Pro is the print professional’s choice for PDF preflight checking, fixing and editing.
Available as an Adobe Acrobat plugin, PitStop Pro automatically finds and corrects errors in PDF files. It makes your life easier, saves operator time and, through manual editing of text, graphics, images and shadings as well as an extensive list of other PDF attributes, PitStop Pro ensures a print-ready PDF file every time!