Defective Apple Update Breaks OTF Fonts !Update!

Apr 2, 2011

Via Printtools: “David Caolo warns that Mac OS X 10.6.7 introduces issues with PostScript-flavoured OpenType fonts. In a thread on Apple’s Discussions boards Kurt Lang describes problems with regards to printing and PDF handling. My own experience indicates this is also true of Pages documents. My PS Dell Printer errors out when I use the fonts I have had embedded in my Pages templates for years.” Read more on Stephen Beals website Printtoolz or join the Printtoolz Linkedin Group.

Update: Hellrod said @typegirl A lot of people are having success with Onyx. More detail at the end of this discussion:

Update2: I talked to Adobe Evangelist Rufus. He already upgraded. He had only tested a PDF done by InDesign and experienced no problem. But InDesign has it own render engine. After tests with Apple Pages Rufus’s Mac now also creates bad pdf files with broken letters. Check out his screenshot.

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Enfocus PitStop Pro 09 Review

Nov 7, 2009

Via Enfocus, By Simon Eccles: Enfocus has introduced PitStop Pro 09, an upgrade to its core program for preflighting, verification and editing of PDF documents in a professional production environment. It introduces new features, extended Global Changes and new workspace options, all designed to streamline operations for the users. The new version introduces full compatibility with the latest Macintosh OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems, as well as retaining compatibility with earlier systems. Processing is also faster for all platforms. It runs as a Adobe Acrobat plug-in and is compatible with the older Acrobat 8 as well as the current Acrobat 9. PitStop Pro 09 is priced at €599 for a single user version, or €169 to upgrade from the previous PitStop Pro 08. There are discounts for multi-user licenses. Read more

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Enfocus announces PitStop Pro 09 and PitStop Server 09

Sep 16, 2009

Enfocus announces the release of PitStop Pro 09 and PitStop Server 09.The new apps will be available for download en purchase as of the 16th of September 2009. Both tools are the standard for editing, checking and repairing PDF files. PitStop Pro 09 and PitStop Server 09 offer considerable new improvements to streamline desktop- or server-based processing of PDF-files and get them ready for print or pre-press. As always a fully functional (but time-limited) demo can be downloaded from the Enfocus website. Check out the new interface screenshots and movies right here.

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Adobe’s ‘Distiller - Deathtrap’

Apr 19, 2009

I use to love ‘Distilling’. It was all I ever did for print-ready PDF-files. Oh, I tried exporting to PDF from InDesign. But I didn’t really start exporting everything as PDF until I got my hands on InDesign CS3. And after what I just found out I’m glad I don’t use Distiller’s build-in standard PDF/X1a:2000 any more. Because the standard PDF/X1a can screw up your artwork big time. Read more

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