Based on established technology
Support for high-quality PDF
- Advanced color space support (including support for CMYK, Lab, ICC-based color spaces and spot colors)
- Lossless import of CMYK JPEG images, PDF pages and SVG
- Generation of XMP metadata
- Generation of standards-compliant PDF/X and PDF/A files
Support for advanced pagination
Barcodes and other advanced content
HTML already provides numerous possibilities to describe content and apply styling; pdfChip takes this one level higher and also supports advanced scenarios. SVG is fully supported, both inline in HTML files or as a referenced SVG image; conversion from SVG to PDF is carried out without any loss of quality. MathML is also fully supported, introducing high quality PDF representation of formulas of any complexity; this is especially important for text book or scientific publishing.
And last but not least pdfChip incorporates full-featured barcode functionality. Barcodes can be inserted through easy-to-define custom objects; pdfChip supports over 100 types of barcodes used throughout the world.
Command-line processing for easy integration
pdfChip is a command-line application. Because it is easy to install (installation is basically extraction of the installation archive) and has a clear and easy-to-learn command line interface, its ideally suited for use on a web server to provide dynamic PDF creation. But it can just as easily be integrated in a custom application or be driven by automated solutions such as Laidback FileTrain or Enfocus Switch.
Wide applicability across different markets
With its extensive feature set and high-quality PDF output, pdfChip is ideally suited as the back-end PDF creation solution for many different applications, amongst others:
- Imposition and content aggregation workflows
- Composition workflows where templates and user contents have to be combined on the fly and where printable PDF documents have to be delivered
- On-the-fly preparation of magazine, newspaper and book content or sales literature
- Dynamic generation of one-off content such as tickets, stubs, order data, invoices (for example in web-to-print environments)
- Variable data printing where templates have to be filled with data coming from a data source (such as a database or CRM system)
- Transactional printing workflows where transactional data needs to be combined with visually rich designs