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Nordic (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland) and Baltic Region (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
of leading PDF and PDF/A solutions from callas software GmbH.

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Solutions to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for
prepress, print production, and electronic publishing



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The all-round, and most powerful, tool in the field of
preflighting, correcting and repurposing of PDF files for
prepress, print production, packaging and electronic publishing.




    callas pdfToolbox - Tools to convert documents to PDF Standards.
    callas pdfToolbox automates and standardizes the process of file delivery and reception.

    callas pdfToolbox provides dynamic preflight, correction, color management and
    optimization of PDF files for prepress, print production, packaging, digital publishing,
    advertising, design, and document management.

    In automated workflows, callas pdfToolbox has become indispensable
    to provide PDF quality control and correction, conversion of PostScript,
    image and office formats to PDF, impositioning, splitting and
    merging of PDF files and much more.

    Out-of-the-box automation with hot folders and easy integration through
    the command-line version into any production workflow, MIS system or
    web-to-print environment has made callas pdfToolbox the tool of choice
    for such environments.


    callas pdfToolbox technology is a highly recognized and respected technology.
    It is used by small companies, large publishers and print providers as well as global
    OEM customers that integrate the technology in their own products; among them are:
    Adobe, Aleyant, CVISION Technologies, EFI, Foxit, HP, Kodak, KonicaMinolta, Mitsubishi,
    Quark Software Inc., Rochester Software Associates, Sofha, Xerox, ...

    When buying callas pdfToolbox from NewFormat AB you get the original and
    latest version of callas pdfToolbox technology directly from callas softare GmbH,
    as production ready tools or for integration into own solutions,
    and for a lower price.



    callas pdfToolbox Industry Solutions

    Solutions for Publishers
      Print publishing is a fast-paced and competitive business with
      tight deadlines and high customer expectations. PDFs can come from
      many different sources - advertisers, agencies, design departments, etc.

      How do one guarantee the highest quality print standards for publications under such conditions?
      With callas pdfToolbox the long chain of production involved in print publishing
      need no longer hamper the reliability of results.

    Solutions for Printers
      Printers are under pressure to handle more and more PDF files in ever shorter turnaround periods.
      And with PDFs being produced in such a variety of ways, output mistakes seem almost inevitable.

      callas pdfToolbox is used to avoid such output errors, to save time and money,
      and to maintain healthy customer relations.

      callas pdfToolbox provides interactive visual inspection and automatic correction
      and allows to quickly prepare files for any intended output.

      For transparency and color management issues, it will correct files so they output
      as expected through almost any RIP, meaning you don’t have to make expensive
      equipment replacements as PDF technology develops.



    What callas pdfToolbox can do
    callas pdfToolbox checks and corrects documents according to industry standards,
    including all ISO PDF Standards - PDF/X-1, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4, PDF/X-5, PDF/A and PDF/VT -

    callas pdfToolbox converts native documents created with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel,
    Publisher, Visio and Project, OpenOffice, Pages (Mac OS X only), PostScript and EPS, PNG,
    JPG and TIFF images into print-/publish-ready PDFs.

    callas pdfToolbox is used for workflow automation, command-line processing,
    and dynamic preflighting to avoid production errors, identify and fix problems,
    spot differences in PDF files, imposition tasks (such as making booklets),
    step-and-repeat, split spreads into single pages, and much more...

    With callas pdfToolbox one can be confident that files are ready for even the most stringent
    of output requirements through software which is simplicity itself to setup and use.


    All callas software solutions share a common aim whenever PDF files
    need to be prepared on a large scale to:
    • automate and standardize output processes
    • care for quality, safety, speed and efficiency
    • provide fully PDF compliant files
    • increase productivity
    • reduce errors

    Guide to callas software solutions, typical use cases, hands-on exercises and tutorials:
    • checking and correcting PDF Documents / Prelight
    • preparing documents for archival
    • dynamic workflows dynamic using variables

    callas pdfToolbox is compatible with Adobe® Acrobat® DC
    (in fact it uses the same rock-solid PDF preflighting technology),
    but in addition allows you to automate and batch process PDF files.




PDF validation with callas pdfToolbox

Common question: What is a PDF validator exactly validating ?

The rule of thumb is:
A PDF validator (callas pdfToolbox) checks the aspects
that are specifically governed by the PDF standard.

Use of callas pdfToolbox in practice:
Use cases: Preflight, validation, correction and conversion



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Product Ordering Numbers / Price information
callas pdfToolbox software can be obtained via license acquisition or renting.
License is per desktop/laptop and unlimited number of documents, or
per server and unlimited number of users and unlimited number of documents.

Note! Attractive prices when crossgrading from Enfocus PitStop to callas pdfToolbox.

For Product Descriptions and Product Ordering Numbers - Click here.



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callas pdfToolbox - PDF Technology Solutions for Prepress, Print Production and Publishing


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Overview

callas pdfToolbox Desktop Swichboard

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    callas pdfToolbox Desktop - PDF Production Toolkit

    callas pdfToolbox is the easiest yet most powerful PDF preflight
    and correction application on the market.

    callas pdfToolbox Desktop installs standalone or as a plugin inside Adobe® Acrobat®:
    • When installed as a standalone application,
      pdfToolbox completely replaces the inbuilt preflight capability of Adobe Acrobat;
      in such cases there is no need to also buy / install Adobe Acrobat.

    • When installed as a plugin into Adobe Acrobat,
      pdfToolbox vastly extends and enhances the basic,
      inbuilt preflight capability of Adobe Acrobat.


    Problem files can be fixed during preflight or with a click of a button
    in the callas pdfToolbox Switchboard (user dashboard).
    Examples:
    • flatten transparency,
    • convert fonts to outlines,
    • insert trim and bleed boxes to match printer marks,
    • convert office documents or even PostScript files directly into PDF,
    • compare versions of PDF files,
    • visualize ink coverage,…

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    No task is too difficult for callas pdfToolbox.



callas pdfToolbox comes in several flavours
for specific needs and automation requirements

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    callas pdfToolbox - PDF Technology Solutions for Prepress, Publishing, Print Production.

    callas pdfToolbox product family
    The callas pdfToolbox product family is the easiest yet most powerful
    PDF preflight and correction application on the market:

    • callas pdfToolbox Desktop for individual and interactive use on desktops.
      Aimed at providing preflight, correct and repurpose of PDF files for
      prepress, print production and electronic publishing.
      Gives all aspects of working with PDFs a massive boost with a greatly
      extended feature set for a diversity of user's needs.
      Runs as independent application or as plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat®.

      Fix one file at a time or, in batch mode, a whole bunch of PDF documents.
      The Switchboard allows you to run any action on a whole folder of PDF files;
      the files are automatically moved to success or error folders
      based on the result of processing.
      Of course this is not a substitute for watched folders in pdfToolbox Server & CLI,
      but it can save you loads of time if you need to process multiple documents.

    • callas pdfToolbox Server & CLI are fully customizable server solutions that
      allow for automation of workflows through watched folders or ready for
      integration into existing systems through a command line interface.

      callas pdfToolbox Server is used to automate callas pdfToolbox or
      when integrating callas pdfToolbox into an existing workflow.
      Hotfolder-based automation for efficient preflight/checking,
      correction and perfect color conversion and optimization of PDF files.
      Includes one license of callas pdfToolbox Desktop (MacOS X or Windows)
      for configuration and testing purposes.
      Integrates into any web-portal or automation workflow.
      Direct integration with Enfocus FullSwitch and PowerSwitch
      by means of the provided application configurations.

      callas pdfToolbox CLI (command line interface) based automation of PDF processes.
      Is the fastest way for developers to leverage callas PDF technologies into custom solutions.
      Fast, robust integration of PDF preflighting and processing in any environment.
      Fully-featured PDF preflighting, correction, color-management and
      imposition functionality into custom workflows and solutions.

    • callas pdfToolbox SDK (Software Development Kit) is a
      programming library/software development kit for developers
      with a need for PDF optimization, validation and correction.
      Facilitates the development of any kind of application that must edit PDF files.
      Enables development of state-of-the-art products to check and correct PDF files.
      Includes one license for the callas pdfToolbox Desktop (MacOS X or Windows)
      for configuration and testing purposes.


Automation

    Process Plans
    • callas pdfToolbox comes with full support for process plans.
    • Process Plans take automation flexibility to the next level;
      • They allow defining a number of steps a PDF file should be processed through.
      • Each step can be a preflight profile, a single preflight check or fix, or an action
        (such as creating images, creating a booklet, exporting as PostScript file…).
      • Process plans allow generating preflight reports based on the result of each step,
        or can jump between different steps based on the processing result of a previous step.
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    Easy, Automated Impositioning
    Impositioning is the action of placement of the pages on a press sheet so that the sheet
    after printing and folding carries the pages in the correct sequence in the finished printed product.
    • callas pdfToolbox scales, fits, moves, extends, rotates and flips pages and page content easily.
    • It also imposes anything from simple booklets to fully-fledged brochures and books,
      as well as doing N-up and step and repeat impositions for digital printing.
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    Adobe Compliant Transparency Flattening
    • Handling PDF documents with live transparency when your workflow
      or output devices don’t directly support them can be really hard.
      • callas pdfToolbox effortlessly flattens those transparencies
        while preserving text, images and line-art as much as possible and
        without changing the intent of the document.
      • And you can rely on that result as it uses proven Adobe flattening technology.

    Remote Configuration and Monitoring
    • Every callas pdfToolbox Server comes with a copy callas pdfToolbox Desktop.
      • callas pdfToolbox Desktop allows connecting to your pdfToolbox servers;
        all configuration and monitoring of callas pdfToolbox Servers on your network
        can be done over the network from the comfort of your own desktop computer.

    Straightforward integration into any Web2Print or MIS environment
    • Of course callas pdfToolbox Server supports hot folders.
    • It also allows integration using the command-line (CLI) or
      an extensive SDK ideal for embedding the latest PDF technology
      straight in your Web2Print or order administration system.

    callas pdfToolbox Multi-Server Productivity via Dispatcher
    • callas pdfToolbox doesn't even limit itself to one system.
      By using automatic load balancing, callas pdfToolbox allows for
      configuring a dispatcher that then distributes work across the network
      to satellites running on different systems.
    • High performance coupled with easy setup and maintenance.

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      • Allows for load balancing as well as for fail over configuration.
      • Processing of files according to "dispatcher-satellite" concept.
      • Dispatcher - a server that doesn’t process files itself, but instead receives
        files in its job folders and sends them to satellites to have them processed.
      • Satellite - a satellite is basically a regular server that will process files.
      • As many "satellites" as required can connect to callas pdfToolbox Dispatcher
      • so that processing does not stop even if one of the satellites is switched off.
      • Fail over - processing does not stop even if one of the satellites is switched off.


    Automation of workflows
    • callas pdfToolbox integrates seamlessly with FileTrain for automation of work flows.


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callas pdfToolbox DeviceLink Add-on
for callas pdfToolbox Desktop and callas pdfToolbox Server | CLI | SDK

Enables conversions via supplied DeviceLink profiles


callas pdfToolbox Desktop, Server, Dispatcher, CLI and SDK - Details
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callas pdfToolbox Desktop vs Server - Feature Comparison Chart
Main features that are supported by pdfToolbox Desktop and pdfToolbox Server.
When purchasing pdfToolbox Server, a license for pdfToolbox Desktop is always included.

Click on chart for details.
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callas pdfToolbox Desktop, Server, Dispatcher, CLI and SDK - Datasheets

callas pdfToolbox Desktop, Server, Dispatcher, CLI and SDK
Reference Cases/Customer Use Cases

  • Global OEM Customers
    OEMs that integrate callas pdfToolbox technology in their own products; among them are:
    Adobe, Aleyant, CVISION Technologies, EFI, Foxit, HP, Kodak, KonicaMinolta, Mitsubishi,
    Quark Software Inc., Rochester Software Associates, Sofha, Xerox, ...

  • 2015: Forsman & Bodenfors Inhouse AB, Göteborg, Sweden

  • 2015: CS Labels, Willenhall/Wolverhampton, UK
    Feeding two Xeikon Cheetah (30 metres per minute presses)
    Other supporting technologies:
    callas pdfChip,
    Laidback Solution FileTrain,
    ColorLogic ZePrA Colour Management Server,
    ColorLogic ReProfiler Digital Colour Engine.

  • 2015: Kodak integrates callas pdfToolbox software technology
    into its workflow product KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 7:

    KODAK PRINERGY Workflow provides intelligent pre-printing management tools
    for job and package printing.
    The software lets users set up and monitor PDF print data processes and workflows.
    The pdfToolbox profiles expand the software’s existing validation and correction
    features to allow improved quality control and less manual work for the user.
    The software automates associated print production processes, thereby
    increasing efficiency and reducing both manual work and financial costs.
    The new version of the software further automates all essential printing functions,
    with pdfToolbox providing a reliable PDF foundation:
    an essential component during quality control and preparation.

  • 2015: QuarkXPress 2015 to use callas pdfToolbox to certify PDF/X-4 files (English, .png)
    QuarkXPress 2015, expected to be released at the end of March 2015,
    will allow better, faster, cutting-edge PDF output with the help of callas software.
    This is because QuarkXPress 2015 will support document output in PDF/X-4 format,
    verified by callas software’s pdfToolbox.
    This means that PDF/X-4 files exported from QuarkXPress 2015 will be
    certified with the same technology used in Adobe Acrobat

  • 2014: Pim Print, The Netherlands:
    Self-service solution and automation and preflight of prepress checking processes
    - complete and integrated automation solution for certifying PDFs;
    Builds on callas pdfToolbox Server to validate and correct incoming PDFs - Datasheet (English, pdf)

  • 2013: National Library of Finland, Centre for Preservation and Digitisation, Mikkelä, Finland:
    Grey-scale conversion of PDF files with callas pdfToolbox CLI

  • 2013: Meganews Magazines, Sweden:
    Validation and correction of PDF-based periodicals with
    callas pdfToolbox Server as part of on-demand printing

  • 2013: Penthion Media Technologies, The Netherlands:
    Self-service solution for entire publishing process
    - complete and integrated automation solution for certifying PDFs;
    Builds on callas pdfToolbox Server to validate and correct incoming PDFs - Datasheet (English, pdf)

  • 2013: Showpad, Belgium:
    Sales and presentation tool for tablets running on cloud-based online platform;
    Builds on callas pdfToolbox CLI to support PDF - Datasheet (English, pdf)

  • 2011: SOAR Printing, New Zealand:
    Web-to-Print Portal based on callas pdfToolbox for prepress and printing services;
    Automated quality control system - Datasheet (English, pdf)

  • 2009: F.E. Burman, London, England:
    Web-to-Print Portal based on callas pdfToolbox for prepress and printing services;
    Automated quality control system - Datasheet (English, pdf)




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