callas pdfToolbox Desktop

A product of: callas software
Version : 7

Most powerful PDF production toolkit, standalone or inside Acrobat

Callas pdfToolbox

Today callas pdfToolbox is the easiest yet most powerful PDF preflight and correction application on the market. Problem files can be fixed during preflight or with a click of the button in the Switchboard. Flattening transparency, converting fonts to outlines, inserting trim and bleed boxes to match printer marks, converting office documents or even PostScript files directly into PDF, comparing versions of PDF files, visualizing ink coverage… no task is too difficult for callas pdfToolbox.

callas pdfToolbox Desktop can:
  • Check and correct according to industry standards, including PDF/X-1, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4, PDF/X-5, PDF/A and PDF/VT
  • Convert native documents into print-ready PDFs:
    • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Visio and Project
    • OpenOffice
    • Pages (Mac OS X only)
    • PostScript and EPS
    • PNG, JPG and TIFF images

  • Perfectly convert color with smooth color, pure black text and enhanced gray balance for consistent print output
  • Fix PDF's that have correct printer marks but without a correct trim or bleed box set
  • Visually compare PDF's to accurately see what changes have been done or make sure no unintended changes were introduced
  • Execute a single fix or a profile full of fixes on a complete folder of files using the batch processing feature

For prepress professionals, there's an updated PDF engine which supports:
  • the latest ISO standards
  • advanced color management
  • imposition of everything from business cards to full N-up impositions
  • splitting or joining of PDF content
  • controls to resize and reposition PDF content
  • the ability to embed, subset, replace and convert fonts to outlines
  • 64-bit systems
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System Requirements
You have the choice to use callas pdfToolbox inside in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, XI Pro, Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Adobe Acrobat 9 (Pro or Pro Extended) or as a standalone (without requiring Adobe Acrobat to be installed).

• Mac: Requires Mac OS X, version 10.7 or newer, Intel.
• Windows: Requires Windows Server 2008 / 2012,  7 / 8 / 10.
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Preflight and make low resolution PDF using callas pdfToolbox

For callas pdfToolbox Desktop

This flow generates PDFX-1a compliant low resolution (150ppi) PDF files using callas pdfToolbox.

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