PDF2PRINT: Print Process Automation Now Available

PDF2PRINT: Print Process Automation Now Available

We’re excited to introduce PDF2PRINT. This command-line utility provides the capability to batch print PDF files. Built with the Adobe PDF Library, it prints just like Adobe Acrobat. This is a requirement we have heard consistently – the need to automate a print process, and achieve the same print quality Adobe Acrobat is known for. While Adobe Acrobat is a great tool in a desktop environment, it lacks the back-end automation capabilities some users need. Some have attempted to automate…

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Page Decorations with PDF Java Toolkit

Page Decorations with PDF Java Toolkit

One of the very first major additions that Datalogics made to PDF Java Toolkit (PDFTJ) was to add the ability to ‘decorate’ pages with page headers, page footers, backgrounds, and watermarks…just like Acrobat did. Literally just like Acrobat did because one of the goals was to have the page decorations be modifiable in Acrobat. However, this functionality wasn’t built with usage from PDFJT in mind, but to be used with the now defunct PDF Web API. PDFJT was just the tool that…

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Visualizing Color Interactions

Visualizing Color Interactions

I was trying to understand something about color. I know that red, green, and blue light sources can be combined to make white light. And I understand that cyan, magenta, and yellow inks can be combined on the page to make a black (or near black) ink. But…you can get cyan, magenta and yellow light sources. And you can get red, green and blue ink. What happens if you combine those? It didn’t make sense that combining three light sources…

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PDF/raster: An Overview

PDF/raster: An Overview

Earlier in 2017, the PDF Association and TWAIN Working Group published the first public draft of the PDF/raster specification. In this article, I’ll give an introduction to PDF/raster and its relationship to PDF, and talk about use cases. I’ll suggest you grab a copy of version 1.0 of the specification in order to follow along. PDF/raster: purpose The PDF/raster format aims to provide the scanning and document industry with a standardized format for creating and exchanging sets of page images….

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