Helios Software is shipping PDF Handshake 2.0. PDF Handshake 2.0 provides a complete, high-performance prepress workflow solution for Adobe Portable Document Format files — from layout to output — including ColorSync/ICC-based integrated color management and flexible production and output options including breakthrough features such as “Create PDF Server” for UNIX and “PDF Internet Printing,” according to company spokesperson Bill Gram-Reefer
Using PDF Handshake, users of QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign can work with PDF input as easily as they would with EPS or TIFF images, whether it is a single drawing, logo, or a fully designed advertisement or page layout, he added. Helios PDF Handshake 2.0 provides printing and OPI support for PDF documents that have already been separated, enabling either composite or separated input or output. In addition, Helio Print Preview supports a composite soft proof of the separated or composite PDF documents.
For the first time, clients of every major UNIX-based server will be able to create PDF documents from any UNIX, Mac, or Windows client with the simple click of the “print” button, Gram-Reefer said. The print command is distributed via Helios EtherShare/PCShare network servers to a dedicated Mac server running Adobe Acrobat 4 and Helios “Create PDF Server” for hassle-free PDF creation in the networked prepress workflow.
PDF Handshake’s Internet Printing feature supports the remote delivery and printing of PDF documents over the Internet. A Web interface handles user authorization, PDF job delivery, customizable print parameters, PDF pre-flight, remote notification, plus printing/archiving of PDF print jobs that can be used by any authorized Internet user.
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