The Ghent Workgroup is holding a free-to-attend webinar on 1 December 2022 to explain techniques and best practices for creating PDF print files for digital finishing and embellishment.

To be held at at 4pm Central European Time (5pm GMT) , the webinar will be presented by Andrew Bailes-Collins of Ultimate Technographics, who is also the GWG’s technical officer. It will also review PDF standards for the communication of non-printing content (i.e. that which describes processing steps).

Many providers of embellishment-capable digital presses offer dedicated tools in their DFEs to adapt standard print PDFs but this does not necessarily make the most creative or efficient use of those capabilities.

The GWG notes that ‘Embellishment and in particular digital embellishment is a real hot topic and an increasingly popular way for printers to differentiate themselves and add value (and margin) to their printed products’, but points out that to avoid problems and achieve the expected results, there are various best practices that need to be taken into consideration. Mr Bailes-Collins will address these in the webinar.