What is PDF/X?

Answered by guest expert, Michael Jahn, ePublishing Analyst, Agfa Corporation

What is PDF/X?

PDF/X is a file format standard derived from a specific subset of the Adobe PDF specification. It is designed specifically for reliable prepress data interchange. It's also a set of rules for application developers. In other words, it defines how applications creating and reading PDF/X files should behave.

Think of this like a digital passport system - we need a way to build a digital passport as well as check them for authenticity before a "transaction" can occur.

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Michael Jahn
ePublishing Analyst
Agfa Corporation
200 Ballardvale Street
MS 200-4-5H
Wilmington, MA


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