PDF HandShake G8

PDF Printing and Processing • PDF-native OPI

  • Hot folder printing from any client
  • Print composite, host separated, and in-RIP separations including shadings and DeviceN
  • PDF 1.0-1.7, PDF/X support
  • ICC v4 support for printing
    All colors will be changed to the output color space, e.g. CMYK according to the ICC profile. Paper white will be simulated when proof printing. Supports 16-bits per channel images, DeviceLink profiles and Black Point Compensation. Embedded ICC profiles can be used or ignored
  • PDF tools included for batch processing and scripting: pdfprint, pdfcat, pdfinfo, pdfnote, pdftoeps, pdfform
  • Hairline correction during printing
  • Grayscale, black, white, and pure CMY detection with correct output
  • Grayscale detection of indexed RGB color in PDF data with correct output
  • Missing fonts in a PDF document will be detected and the job will not be printed until the font is available, e.g. via the HELIOS font server
  • Options: overprint black text, negative printing, ignore OPI references for PDF printing, preserve PDF halftones
  • Registration marks and bleed support
  • TrueType- & CID font support
  • PDF layer support
PDF-native OPI & PDF Repurposing

Adobe InDesign users can place OPI low-res images and export low-res documents as PDF 1.4-1.7 into a hot folder. All OPI referenced images will be replaced with optimized and color matched originals into a high-res PDF file. Benefits are:

  • Preserves PDF transparency, drop shadows and XMP meta data
  • Server-based ICC color management
    Apply and/or embed printer ICC profiles into PDF job, to transform images for different printing processes or include high-res image profiles
  • Downsample replaced images
  • Compress replaced images (G4, JPEG, JPEG 2000, Zip, etc.)
  • Low-res PDF can be repurposed for multiple settings/productions
  • Remote page composition
    Users can be provided with layout images and return complete pages for final output. HELIOS WebShare options allow web-based workflows
PDF and PostScript OPI
  • EPSF layout files are automatically created from PDF documents to be used for placement and printing
  • Automatic PDF replacement of OPI image references in a PDF document
Create PDF Server
  • Automatic PDF creation via print queues on the server
  • Support for Windows and Mac printer queue, UNIX clients via “lpr”
  • Customized job options and security settings per queue allow different PDF creation settings
  • Acrobat Distiller is used with HELIOS Create PDF Server on one or more dedicated Mac or Windows workstations for PDF creation
  • Scalable via load balancing queues
  • Centralized Create PDF queue administration within HELIOS Admin. There is no configuration required on different Create PDF Server machines

Introduction: Create PDF Server

Tool Server

Integrates and automates client-based applications.

  • PDF transparency flattening
  • HTML to PDF conversion

See the separate data sheet

Flexible Licensing Scheme

The PDF HandShake license is tied to a specific machine. The total number of licensed HELIOS Universal File Server users per day is permitted to use PDF HandShake.