PDF/VT to Bridge Gaps, Unify Production Workflows for Variable Data, Transactional and Transpromo Print Jobs
This innovative approach supports the fundamental requirements of portability, device and workflow independence, and guaranteed communication of the intended color reproduction. It is anticipated that a wide variety of products, including authoring applications, viewers, approval processes, pre-flight tools and digital print devices from many vendors will support PDF/VT.
Committee members involved in the PDF/VT standard development include a broad range of leading hardware and software vendors, commercial printers and other industry stakeholders. NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies coordinates the activities of the U.S.-based representatives. At its April 14-15, meeting in Paris, France, the committee discussed details of Draft 6 of the standard; further deliberations are planned for its next meeting in Amsterdam in September, 2008.
NPES is a U.S. trade association representing more than 400 companies that manufacture and distribute equipment, software and supplies used across the workflow of nearly every printing, publishing and converting process. NPES is a co-sponsor of PRINT® and GRAPH EXPO® ; the largest and most comprehensive prepress, printing converting, package printing, binding and finishing, mailing and fulfillment, and offset and digital equipment trade show and conference in the Americas. Complete information about the association, its programs and member companies is available online at: www.npes.org, by phone: (703) 264-7200 or fax: (703) 620-0994.