[pdftex] PDF/X1a

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Mar 1 01:44:03 CET 2008

On Thursday 28 February 2008 05:31:22 pm John Culleton wrote:
> The new LSI printing specs require that a book block be set at PDF/X-1a or
> PDF/X-1a:2001, an old standard dating back to 2001.  Ironically this is
> necessary for one to use their newest OCE printer. pdftex files use a
> different notation, on my copy PDF-1.4. It may be that LSI is looking for
> the exact string PDF/X-1a in the pdf file.
> Two problems. First we are dealing with two different notations. Second,
> PDF-1.4 may not be correct and PDF-1.5 may be the equivalent.
> Does anyone have any clarification on this?

Further on the above. My source for such things states that the string 
must appear somewhere in the file to indicate compliance with the 
PDF/X-1a:2001 standard. This does not appear in any of my pdftex produced 
files. I can of course patch that into the file with an editor but I doubt 
that would be sufficient.   


John Culleton
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