The main purpose of the Ghent Workgroup is to create practical workflow tools that make your daily production tasks easier and faster. We are always adding or updating these tools, which include:

Application Settings

Settings for the most commonly used applications in professional publishing workflows, to automatically and properly create and check PDF files. Simply download and install in your favorite application.


Test Suites

Using the test suites developed or distributed by the GWG, you can test your output device or workflow applications. This ensures your workflow correctly handles critical features such as transparency, overprint etc.


Technical Specifications

PDF/X-Plus Creation and Preflight specifications and Best Practices are the core work of GWG. They include documentation that explain the theoretical sides of the specifications and include deliverable reference implementations.

Is your application compliant?

Do you know if the application you are using is compliant with one of our GWG specifications? Click here to see the latest list of PDF creation and production tools we’ve tested.

recommended ICC profiles

We recommend that PDF producers creating PDF’s for print contact their printer or regional association in order to communicate about the best suitable profile to be used for color conversions and proofing for a specific print job on a specific paper type. This GWG recommendation concerning standard profiles for printing can be used as a general guideline in case there is no contact between the PDF creator and the printer.

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