After a quarter of a century, PDF is still around. Will the popular file format still be considered just as awesome another twenty-five years from now? Our bet is yes! We even dare say that PitStop played a big part in its adoption in our industry. Don’t believe us? Let history convince you otherwise!
Printers and graphic designers rely on the right file format for correct image compression. And choosing the right format – gif, tif, jpg, jpeg, png, eps or pdf – needs careful consideration in order to ensure the right output. Do you find yourself confused every time you’re about to save an image file and your computer asks you to pick an extension? Help is on the way! Continue reading to find out which file format best suits your image.
There’s a lot more to the humble PDF than meets the eye. All may appear calm on the surface but so much can go wrong along the journey from your screen to the printer. Since quite a few PDF creators are unaware of this, printers often need to spend precious time editing their clients’ PDFs to get them print-ready and, understandably, there are some printers who would prefer to avoid all that fuss and simply accept Certified PDFs only.
When VHS made its way to the home video industry in the early 1990s, everyone was in awe. The same thing happened when Adobe introduced PDF to the world only a few years later. But while VHS soon found itself replaced with DVD, followed by Blu-ray and live streaming, PDF is still around after almost a quarter of a century. Will this popular file format still be considered just as awesome another 25 years from now? We have five reasons to be confident that the answer is yes!
Not all files are suitable for large print, and even the smallest mistake can become a very expensive problem. More often than not, large format prints are printed on pricy materials such as vinyl or plastic and require special, costly ink that is able to withstand inclement weather.
Have you ever sent a perfect looking PDF file to your printer, only to receive the job back with unwanted white edges? Then you probably forgot to include a bleed area. PitStop product manager Andrew Bailes-Collins talks about this issue, and how you can avoid it.