[pdftex] [tex-live] PDF 1.5 by default in TL 2010

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Jan 11 21:43:34 CET 2010

On Monday 11 January 2010 04:50:23 Martin Schröder wrote:
> 2010/1/11 Ulrich Dirr <ud at art-satz.de>:
> > If you want to produce files that conform to ISO standards like PDF/X-3
> > (which is widely spread in printing industry) or PDF/X-1a (mainly for
> > archiving purposes) files in PDF 1.5 won't pass.
> That's why PDF/X-4 (which allows PDF 1.5) was invented. :-)
> Best
>    Martin

PLease note that we are at the mercy of printers who, if they don't see the 
pdf x/1a tag will rasterize the whole file just to be on the safe side.  See 
LSI's specs here:

and go to page 20 ff.

John Culleton
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