The Ghent Workgroup has announced that Dalim Software has achieved GWG preflight certification for its ES and Dialogue software. The certification means compliancy for all stakeholders using Dalim’s productivity workflow and communication software.
Using GWG specifications means companies can have the confidence that their PDF files are validated. The management of PDF files can be a huge task for all businesses. Ghent Workgroup continues to research and build expertise through standardization, certification and compliance. Its PDF toolbox can help designers and creatives in particular develop and share a common language.
David van Driessche, executive director of the Ghent Workgroup, said: ‘GWG specifications provide software providers, designers and creatives with the ability to perfectly reproduce a PDF, not only saving time and costs but offering uniformity and high quality results. Having an agreed set of rules that is used across the board is our ambition. We work to encourage all those engaged in the production and management of cross media content to see the advantages that compliancy with GWG specifications can bring to them and their businesses. We know that Dalim Software and its customers will certainly benefit from this certification.’
Fred Sanuy, director of marketing and partner programmes, Enterprise Solutions at Dalim Software, said: ‘We are focused on complete project management for marketing departments. The work of the Ghent Workgroup is crucial in maintaining standards within the industries. GWG specifications are recognised as a vital component in file creation for all those involved in marketing, packaging, design and production. Using Dalim Software, brands and marketing service providers can integrate efficient content communication and colour accurate PDF soft proofing from design through to the press room. They are able to manage dynamic content and drive text from inside Adobe InDesign.’
Fred continued, ‘Packaging is an important component of the marketing promotion mix and it is crucial to be able to preflight and normalise a packaging file using the most recent standards. We believe no tool can manage all of its features without the latest GWG specifications. It is imperative that Dalim ES and Dalim Dialogue (for soft proofing) can support features for layers, spot colours and transparencies inside packaging files.’
David van Driessche continued, ‘The more vendors we can bring on board means the more the industries benefit overall. The bottom line is actually savings in time and costs. This is what the adoption of GWG specifications can mean to a business. Companies need to worry much less about the technical aspects or the errors in the files. The GWG specs do the work for them. Designers and creatives just want to see their files reproduced as they had imagined. Following the latest GWG specifications enables the designer and software developer to output all PDF files to any device with supreme confidence that the result will be perfectly reproduced error free. This saves time and maximises efficiency. It can be a game changer!’
The Ghent Workgroup is committed to producing specifications and sharing best practices for PDF exchange. GWG’s mission is to provide valuable tools and guidelines to automate and test processes in order to promote consistent output results. The Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 allows end users of graphic arts equipment as well as developers of applications that handle PDF files to use a test suite to determine whether their workflows are behaving as expected. The Ghent Workgroup is an international and unique forum of industry experts, associations, suppliers, educators and end users from around the globe. The key objective is to establish process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows.