What to Know About Digitizing Print

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Apr 12, 2024 3:37:04 PM


Here at Gimbel & Associates we concentrate on print–area in which we have a great deal of experience. Conversations with clients often begin with print, which remains a critical component of any organization’s communication strategy. However, content that starts out as print, and was originally designed for print, frequently finds its way into the omni-channel environment in which we all live.

Interest in digital publication is high. The global digital publishing market is exhibiting huge growth with a steady CAGR, indicating a favorable market trend. As they consider a digital publishing strategy, companies are also concerned about complying with accessibility laws. The number of website accessibility lawsuits are increasing, with nearly 2300 suits filed in 20231.

How does one transform print documents into an engaging and compliant digital reading experience and distribute the material to the widest audience? We’re working on that. It’s called Boundless - a new offering available soon from Xerox and administered by Gimbel & Associates.

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Topics: news, pdf, omni-channel, digitized print, Boundless, multi-channel

Creating Print-Friendly PDFs

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Nov 2, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Portable Document Format files (PDFs) are an efficient way of digitally sharing and outputting files across multiple platforms, including printing, losing no essential information in the transmission. Adobe introduced the file format almost 30 years ago.

Because PDF is now really an industry standard, a set of regulations was established and continues to be developed by the PDF Standards Committee. Specialized versions of PDFs have been created for specific purposes. PDF/a is for electronic document archives, and PDF/UA was formed for accessibility purposes. PDF/X drives general commercial printing, and variable and transactional documents use PDF/VT.

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Topics: news, pdf, pdf/vt, color, fonts, graphics, pdf/x, resolution

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