Printing Industries of America today announces that is has posted the full version of its recent Digital Printing Council research study, "Digital Printing and Survivability in the U.S. Postal System", at http://www.printing.org/postalsystemstudy.
In my last two columns I reviewed "PDF Workflow Shootout & Usage Survey" (from Seybold Publications), an 84-page report that I called "the only comprehensive survey yet conducted on PDF utilization in the graphic arts." I was wrong. Another survey has come to my attention, and it's a very good complement to the Seybold study. In a comprehensive new report from GATF called "The PDF Era: PDF Usage in the Real World," author Julie Shaffer, director of the Center for Imaging Excellence at GATF, provides an in-depth examination of "the experiences of the people who work with PDF files 'in the trenches' of print production."