PDF 2.0: The Impact on RIPs
As I mentioned last week, the next big thing to hit prepress RIPs and workflows will be PDF 2.0 files. The PDF 2.0 specification was approved and published by the International Standards Organization in August of last year. Since that time, software developers have been working to incorporate the new specification and features in authoring applications (think Creative Suite), and in interpreters/processors such as RIPs.
According to Adobe, there are many new features that pertain to print production. I’ve listed three here:
Navigator version 12 is PDF 2.0 compliant and begins shipping in September.