Arcadia House

PDF Takes Center Stage
November 1, 1998

by Tatyana Sinioukov Seybold Seminars program director Thad McIlroy, Arcadia House, highlights key issues of PDF workflows Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF), the new golden child of the publishing industry, was a hot topic at Seybold in San Francisco in September. As PDF workflows are being implemented in various ways by industry pioneers, many agree that PDF stands a very good chance of becoming the standard for digital workflows in the near future. PDF, says Thad McIlroy, president of the San Francisco-based Arcadia House and program director, Seybold Seminars, will have a profound impact on the efficiency and profitability of workflows. A major advantage

A PDF Internet Community Speeds Progress
November 1, 1998

By Rose Blessing Industry implementation of PDF workflows may progress rapidly because it requires minimal investment: a $295 software package and maybe some associated tools can get you started, noted some speakers at Seybold San Francisco in September. The Internet is also a factor, where PDF pioneers are generously sharing what they learn as they go. Stephan Jaeggi, a prepress consultant based in Switzerland, has involved himself in cooperative industry efforts to explore the potential and the limitations of PDF for high-end prepress. His white paper, "PDF for Prepress," originally intended for a developer audience, and slides from a presentation, "Working with PDF Today," presented at