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Altona Test Suite 2.0 + Update 2016 (English)

Application kit for checking data and output systems
More than 2000 print and media companies and system vendors worldwide use the Altona Test Suite 2.0 application kit to test the PDF/X compliance and the colour reproduction of their software and hardware components. They employ the files and reference prints in the entire PDF/X workflow – from prepress to production printing. The application kit developed under the lead of bvdm thus makes an important contribution to the international standardization of printing processes according to ISO 12647.

Altona Test Suite 2.0 contains ten reference print series in A3 format. The prints produced within the tolerances of ISO 12647-2 show typical output results under standard printing conditions of sheetfed and heatset web offset printing. A DVD includes the corresponding reference files and additional test suite files for coldset web offset and gravure printing as well as the characterization data and ICC profiles used for this purpose.

The files Technical 1 and 2 allow to determine whether output systems meet the PDF/X-3 and PDF/X-4 specifications by checking the output results against the corresponding reference prints. Various digital control means and other auxiliaries along with supplementary information complete the application kit. A comprehensive documentation explains the use of Altona Test Suite 2.0 in German and in English.

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