Predefined Profiles

Below is a list of all predefined Profiles that are shipped with callas SDK/CLI. You can find these Profiles in the package folder under:

var/Profiles

List of Profiles based on their categories are listed below:

Group: Convert colors

Profile name Profile comment
Convert RGB to CMYK (PSO Coated v3) with specified R=G=B tolerance
Converts RGB objects to CMYK (PSO Coated v3) with a specified tolerance for R=G=B, i.e. objects that are converted to CMYK gray. Spot colors are maintained.
Convert registration color to CMYK black only
Converts all registration color objects to DeviceCMYK black only.
Convert spot to CMYK and replace overprint with transparency where needed
When spot color objects are converted to CMYK the overprint rules change which might lead to a dramatically changed appearance.This Process Plan analyzes objects in context and replaces overprint with transparency where needed.
Convert to CMYK only (Coated GRACoL 2006)
Converts the current PDF document to CMYK only, using Coated GRACoL 2006 as destination profile. All spot colors are converted to CMYK as well.
Convert to CMYK only (ISO Coated v2 (ECI))
Converts the current PDF document to CMYK only, using ISO Coated v2 (ECI) as destination profile. All spot colors are converted to CMYK as well.
Convert to CMYK only (Japan Color 2001 Coated)
Converts the current PDF document to CMYK only, using Japan Color 2001 Coated as destination profile. All spot colors are converted to CMYK as well.
Convert to CMYK only (PSO Coated v3 (ECI)
Converts the current PDF document to CMYK only, using PSO Coated v3 (ECI) as destination profile. All spot colors are converted to CMYK as well.
Convert to CMYK, keep spot colors (Coated GRACoL 2006)
Converts the current PDF document to CMYK, using Coated GRACoL 2006 as destination profile. All spot colors are maintained.
Convert to CMYK, keep spot colors (ISO Coated v2 (ECI))
Converts the current PDF document to CMYK, using ISO Coated v2 (ECI) as destination profile. All spot colors are maintained.
Convert to CMYK, keep spot colors (Japan Color 2001 Coated)
Converts the current PDF document to CMYK, using Japan Color 2001 Coated as destination profile. All spot colors are maintained.
Convert to CMYK, keep spot colors (PSO Coated v3 (ECI))
Converts the current PDF document to CMYK, using PSO Coated v3 (ECI) as destination profile. All spot colors are maintained.
Convert to grayscale
Converts all colors (including spot colors) in the current PDF document to grayscale.
Convert to sRGB
Converts all colors (including spot colors) in the current PDF document to sRGB.
Convert using DeviceLink Office RGB to ISO Coated v2 (ECI)
Converts the current PDF document to CMYK (ISO Coated v2 (ECI)) as destination profile according to the Fogra PSD (Process Standard Digital) guidelines. A special DeviceLink profile makes sure that line art elements defined in RGB keep their vivid color and that colors which are different in the original PDF have similar distances in the result. RGB Gray gets converted to pure Black, Black text is set to overprint. The DeviceLink profile has been developed for preparation files created with office applications for the print process.
Map color with specified color values
Maps colors in the current PDF document based on parameters specified during runtime.
Overprint issues related to spot color if converted to CMYK
The Profile identifies overprinting or overprinted spot color objects that are problematic when converted to CMYK. The underlying reason is that the overprint rules are much different for spot and CMYK objects.Two problematic areas are analyzed: 1.) OPM is off and 2.) OPM is on and at least one colorant (C, M, Y or K) is used by foreground and background object.These two areas are analyzed for spot color objects in front of or behind CMYK objects or other spot color objects.
Tone value adjustment in midtones by -10prct
Reduces the tone values in midtones by 10% for device dependent CMYK and spot colors.
Profile name Profile comment
CMYK exchange CS to Sheetfed (DL eciCMYK to ISOcoatedv2)
Converts objects from CMYK exchange color space (eciCMYK) to Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
CMYK exchange CS to Sheetfed (DL eciCMYK to PSOcoatedv3)
Converts objects from CMYK exchange color space (eciCMYK) to Sheetfed offset (PSO Coated v3) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
RGB to CMYK (DL AdobeRGB to ISOcoatedv2)
Converts objects from RGB (Adobe RGB) to CMYK (ISO Coated v2) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
RGB to CMYK (DL AdobeRGB to PSOcoatedv3)
Converts objects from RGB (Adobe RGB) to CMYK (PSO Coated v3) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
RGB to CMYK (DL sRGB to ISOcoatedv2)
Converts objects from RGB (sRGB) to CMYK (ISO Coated v2) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
RGB to CMYK (DL sRGB to PSOcoatedv3)
Converts objects from RGB (sRGB) to CMYK (PSO Coated v3) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to CMYK exchange CS (DL ISOcoatedv2 to eciCMYK)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) to CMYK exchange color space (eciCMYK) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to CMYK exchange CS (DL PSOcoatedv3 to eciCMYK)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (PSO Coated v3) to CMYK exchange color space (eciCMYK) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL GRACoL2006 to WebcoatedSWOPgrade3)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (GRACoL 2006 Coated 1v2) to Web offset (Web Coated SWOP grade 3) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL GRACoL2006 to WebcoatedSWOPgrade5)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (GRACoL 2006 Coated 1v2) to Web offset (Web Coated SWOP grade 5) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL ISOcoatedv2 to ISOnewspaper26v4)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) to Web offset (ISOnewspaper26v4) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL ISOcoatedv2 to ISOwebcoated)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) to Web offset (ISO Web Coated) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL ISOcoatedv2 to PSOLWCimproved)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) to Web offset (PSO LWC Improved) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL ISOcoatedv2 to PSOLWCstandard)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) to Web offset (PSO LWC Standard) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL ISOcoatedv2 to PSOSC-Bpaperv3)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) to Web offset (PSO SC-B paper v3 (FOGRA54)) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL ISOcoatedv2 to SCpaper)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) to Web offset (SC Paper) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL PSOcoatedv3 to ISOnewspaper26v4)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (PSO Coated v3) to Web offset (ISOnewspaper26v4) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL PSOcoatedv3 to ISOwebcoated)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (PSO Coated v3) to Web offset (ISO Web Coated) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL PSOcoatedv3 to PSOLWCimproved)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (PSO Coated v3) to Web offset (PSO LWC Improved) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL PSOcoatedv3 to PSOLWCstandard)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (PSO Coated v3) to Web offset (PSO LWC Standard) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL PSOcoatedv3 to PSOSC-Bpaperv3)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (PSO Coated v3) to Web offset (PSO SC-B paper v3 (FOGRA54)) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed to Web (DL PSOcoatedv3 to SCpaper)

Converts objects from Sheetfed offset (PSO Coated v3) to Web offset (SC Paper) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.

Sheetfed, Europe to Japan (DL ISOcoatedv2 to Japan2011Coated)
Converts objects from Europe (ISO Coated v2) to Japan (Japan Color 2011 Coated) for Sheetfed offset using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, Europe to Japan (DL PSOcoatedv3 to Japan2011Coated)
Converts objects from Europe (PSO Coated v3) to Japan (Japan Color 2011 Coated) for Sheetfed offset using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, Europe to US (DL ISOcoatedv2 to GRACoL2006)
Converts objects from Europe (ISO Coated v2) to US (GRACol 2006 Coated 1v2) for Sheetfed offset using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, Europe to US (DL PSOcoatedv3 to GRACoL2006)
Converts objects from Europe (PSO Coated v3) to US (GRACol 2006 Coated 1v2) for Sheetfed offset using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, Japan to Europe (DL Japan2011Coated to ISOcoatedv2)
Converts objects from Japan (Japan Color 2011 Coated) to Europe (ISO Coated v2) for Sheetfed offset using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, Japan to Europe (DL Japan2011Coated to PSOcoatedv3)
Converts objects from Japan (Japan Color 2011 Coated) to Europe (PSO Coated v3) for Sheetfed offset using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, US to Europe (DL GRACoL2006 to ISOcoatedv2)
Converts objects from US (GRACol 2006 Coated 1v2) to Europe (ISO Coated v2) for Sheetfed offset using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, US to Europe (DL GRACoL2006 to PSOcoatedv3)
Converts objects from US (GRACol 2006 Coated 1v2) to Europe (PSO Coated v3) for Sheetfed offset using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, coated paper (DL ISOcoatedv2 to PSOcoatedv3)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset according to ISO Coated v2 to PSO Coated v3 using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, coated paper (DL PSOcoatedv3 to ISOcoatedv2)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset according to PSO Coated v3 to ISO Coated v2 using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, coated to uncoated (DL PSOcoatedv3 to PSOuncoatedv3)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset, coated paper (PSO Coated v3) to Sheetfed offset, uncoated paper (PSO Uncoated v3 (FOGRA52)) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, reduce to 280% ink limit (DL ISOuncoated)
Reduces the ink coverage to 280% for Sheetfed offset (ISO Uncoated) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, reduce to 280% ink limit (DL PSOuncoatedv3)
Reduces the ink coverage to 280% for Sheetfed offset (PSO Uncoated v3 (FOGRA52)) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, reduce to 300% ink limit (DL ISOcoatedv2)
Reduces the ink coverage to 300% for Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, reduce to 300% ink limit (DL PSOcoatedv3)
Reduces the ink coverage to 300% for Sheetfed offset (PSO Coated v3) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, reduce to 320% ink limit (DL GRACoL2006)
Reduces the ink coverage to 320% for Sheetfed offset (GRACoL 2006 Coated 1v2) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, reduce to 330% ink limit (DL ISOcoatedv2)
Reduces the ink coverage to 330% for Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, reduce to 340% ink limit (DL Japan2011Coated)
Reduces the ink coverage to 340% for Sheetfed offset (Japan Color 2011) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, uncoated paper (DL PSOuncoatedv2 to PSOuncoatedv3)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset, uncoated paper according to PSO Uncoated v2 to PSO Uncoated v3 (FOGRA52) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Sheetfed, uncoated paper (DL PSOuncoatedv3 to PSOuncoatedv2)
Converts objects from Sheetfed offset, uncoated paper according to PSO Uncoated v3 (FOGRA52) to PSO Uncoated v2 using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web (DL ISOwebcoated to ISOnewspaper26v4)
Converts objects from Web offset according to ISO Web Coated to ISOnewspaper26v4 using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web (DL PSOLWCimproved to ISOnewspaper26v4)
Converts objects from Web offset according to PSO LWC Improved to ISOnewspaper26v4 using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web (DL WebcoatedSWOPgrade3 to WebcoatedSWOPgrade5)
Converts objects from Web offset according to Web Coated SWOP grade 3 to Web Coated SWOP grade 5 using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web to Sheetfed (DL PSOSC-Bpaperv3 to ISOcoatedv2)
Converts objects from Web offset (PSO SC-B paper v3 (FOGRA54)) to Sheetfed offset (ISO Coated v2) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web to Sheetfed (DL PSOSC-Bpaperv3 to PSOcoatedv3)
Converts objects from Web offset (PSO SC-B paper v3 (FOGRA54)) to Sheetfed offset (PSO Coated v3) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web, reduce to 240% ink limit (DL ISOnewspaper26v4)
Reduces the ink coverage to 240% for Web offset (ISOnewspaper26v4) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web, reduce to 280% ink limit (DL WebcoatedSWOPgrade5)
Reduces the ink coverage to 280% for Web offset (Web Coated SWOP grade 5) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web, reduce to 300% ink limit (DL ISOwebcoated)
Reduces the ink coverage to 300% for Web offset (ISO Web Coated) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web, reduce to 300% ink limit (DL PSOLWCimproved)
Reduces the ink coverage to 300% for Web offset (PSO LWC Improved) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web, reduce to 300% ink limit (DL PSOLWCstandard)
Reduces the ink coverage to 300% for Web offset (PSO LWC Standard) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.
Web, reduce to 300% ink limit (DL WebcoatedSWOPgrade3)
Reduces the ink coverage to 300% for Web offset (Web Coated SWOP grade 3) using a DeviceLink profile. DeviceLink profiles allow for more precise specification of the conversion process so that the results are often better than for regular ICC based color conversion.

Group: Create PDF layers

Profile name Profile comment
Create separate layers for vector objects, text and images
Puts page objects on separate layers for vector objects, text and images.
Put all image objects on layers
Puts images on separate layers for color, grayscale and bitmaps.
Put all text objects on a layer
Puts all text objects on a new layer.
Put all transparent objects on layers
Puts all transparent objects on new layers according to the type of transparency (blend mode, constant alpha etc.)
Put objects on layers according to their overprint settings
Creates layers with overprinting objects and objects that are set to knock out.

Group: Digital printing and online publishing

Profile name
Profile comment
Digital printing (B_W)
Optimizes the current PDF document for digital printing. Converts all colors - including spot colors - to grayscale.
Digital printing (color)
Optimizes the current PDF document for digital printing. Converts all colors - including spot colors - to CMYK.
Online publishing
Converts the PDF for online publishing with optimization for size. Most PDFs will be significantly smaller then as all content not required for this purpose will be discarded and image resolution will be downsampled to 96 ppi. This approach makes the PDF as small as possible.

Group: PDF

Profile name
Profile comment
Uses PDF 2.0 features
Determines whether a PDF uses any print relevant features of PDF 2.0. Usually these features will be ignored by tools or devices that are not PDF 2.0 ready.

Group: PDF analysis

Profile name
Profile comment
Analyze pages for effectively used plates
Analyzes all pages for effectively used plates. All pages are internally rendered, a plate is considered as being used if the minimum ink amount within at least one rectangle of 10 by 10 mm is reached. The threshold for the minimum ink amount can be specified during runtime. Device independent and all RGB colors should be converted into DeviceCMYK or DeviceGray beforehand.
Find CxF issues
CxF is an ISO standards that defines how to embed spectral measurements into a PDF Output Intent. This profile checks for some CxF related issues.
List all hairlines
Reports thin lines separated by line width.
List black objects set to overprint
Reports all black objects that are set to overprint.
List color and grayscale images not within 250 to 450 ppi
Lists color and grayscale images with a resolution below 250 ppi and above 450 ppi. It depends on the image content whether this is sufficient.
List invisible text objects
Reports all text objects that are invisible. Invisible text is often used to overlay text (created by an OCR process) on top of scanned document pages.
List objects using ICC or Lab or calibrated color
Reports all page objects that use device independent color spaces (i.e. ICC based color spaces, Lab, CalRGB or CalGray color spaces).
List page objects, grouped by type of object
Reports page objects grouped by object type. Images are grouped by image resolution. This profile should only be used for one page at a time, as it may report a very large number of page objects.
List potential font problems
Lists possible font issues.
List potential overprint problems
Visualizes overprint issues that might need further investigation. It might be useful to create a layer report from the results for better investigation.
List potential printing problems
Lists potential printing problems.
List rich black objects
Lists all black objects which are also using Cyan, Magenta or Yellow.
List spot color objects
Reports all spot color objects. Note: This profile does not report objects using Separation color spaces Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, All or None.
List text using Courier inside Trim or BleedBox
Reports all text objects which use Courier and which - partially or completely - lie inside the TrimBox or BleedBox. This can be used to search for fonts possibly substituted with Courier while ignoring page slugs which often use Courier but typically lie outside the TrimBox and BleedBox.
List text using non-embedded fonts
Reports all text objects that use a font which is not embedded in the current document.
List transparent objects
Lists all page objects that use transparency. Objects are grouped by type of transparency.

Group: PDF fixups

Profile name Profile comment
Convert all pages into CMYK images and preserve text information
Converts all page contents into CMYK images (150 ppi, high JPEG quality) and creates an invisible text copy for all text in order to preserve features like copying or searching of text.
Convert all pages into RGB images and preserve text information
Converts all page contents into RGB images (150 ppi, high JPEG quality) and creates an invisible text copy for all text in order to preserve features like copying or searching of text.
Convert fonts to outlines
Converts fonts to outlines.
Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks
Inserts TrimBox and BleedBox on the basis of existing crop marks.
Downsample image resolution to 150 ppi (bitmaps to 300 ppi)
Downsamples image resolution of color and grayscale images to 150 ppi and image resolution of bitmap images to 300 ppi. Finally images are recompressed with low quality.
Downsample image resolution to 200 ppi (bitmaps to 600 ppi)
Downsamples image resolution of color and grayscale images to 200 ppi and image resolution of bitmap images to 600 ppi.
Downsample image resolution to 350 ppi (bitmaps to 1200 ppi)
Downsamples image resolution of color and grayscale images to 350 ppi and image resolution of bitmap images to 1200 ppi.
Downsample image resolution to specified value
Downsamples image resolution of color, grayscale and bitmap images to values on the basis of settings that can be defined when running the profile. Finally images are recompressed with high quality.
Embed missing fonts from specified additional font folder only
If a PDF uses fonts which are not embedded into the PDF file they are embedded when using this fixup. The fonts have to be available in the additional font folder which can be defined when running the fixup.
Embed missing fonts
Embeds missing fonts in the PDF if they are available in the system.
Fix potential font problems
Fixes possible font issues, where possible, to prevent bad output.
Fix problems in PDF tagging structure
Fixes potential problems in the structure of tagged PDF documents.
Flatten annotations and form fields
Flattens annotations and interactive form fields if present. The appearance of all annotations and all form fields will become a part of the page content.
Flatten overprints
Flattens overprinting objects and underlying objects so that overprints are maintained even if the output device is not capable of handling
Flatten transparency (high resolution)
Flattens transparency in the current PDF document using high resolution settings.
Recompress color and grayscale images to JPEG (high quality)
Recompresses color and grayscale images to JPEG with high quality.
Recompress color and grayscale images to JPEG2000 (lossless)
Recompresses color and grayscale images to JPEG2000.
Recompress color and grayscale images to ZIP
Recompresses color and grayscale images to ZIP.
Scale pages to A4 if not larger than A3
Scales pages of the PDF proportionally to A4 if their page size is not larger than A3.
Scale pages to A4
Scales all pages of the PDF proportionally to A4

Group: PDF version compatibility

Profile name Profile comment
Compatible with PDF 1.2
Verifies whether the current document is compatible with PDF 1.2 and reports errors if features are used that are not supported in PDF 1.3.
Compatible with PDF 1.3
Makes the current PDF compatible with PDF 1.3 and saves it as a PDF 1.3 document. Among other things flattens layers and transparency and reduces image bit depth from 16 to 8 bit if necessary.
Compatible with PDF 1.4
Makes the current PDF compatible with PDF 1.4 and saves it as a PDF 1.4 document. Among other things flattens layers and reduces image bit depth from 16 to 8 bit if necessary.
Compatible with PDF 1.5
Makes the current PDF compatible with PDF 1.5 and saves it as a PDF 1.5 document.
Compatible with PDF 1.6
Makes the current PDF compatible with PDF 1.6 and saves it as a PDF 1.6 document.

Group: PDFA compliance

Profile name
Profile comment
Convert to PDFA-1a
Converts the current document to PDF/A-1a.
Convert to PDFA-1b (without fallback conversion)
Converts the current document to PDF/A-1b without using any of the fallback options, which are normally applied when regular conversion fails.
Convert to PDFA-1b
Converts the current document to PDF/A-1b.
Convert to PDFA-2a
Converts the current document to PDF/A-2a. Layers, transparency and embedded files are preserved.
Convert to PDFA-2b (without fallback conversion)
Converts the current document to PDF/A-2b without using any of the fallback options, which are normally applied when regular conversion fails.
Convert to PDFA-2b
Converts the current document to PDF/A-2b. Layers, transparency and embedded files are preserved.
Convert to PDFA-2u
Converts the current document to PDF/A-2u. Layers, transparency and embedded files are preserved.
Convert to PDFA-3a
Converts the current document to PDF/A-3a. Layers, transparency and embedded files are preserved.
Convert to PDFA-3b (without fallback conversion)
Converts the current document to PDF/A-3b without using any of the fallback options, which are normally applied when regular conversion fails.
Convert to PDFA-3b
Converts the current document to PDF/A-3b. Layers, transparency and embedded files are preserved.
Convert to PDFA-3u
Converts the current document to PDF/A-3u. Layers, transparency and embedded files are preserved.
Remove PDFA information
PDF/A related entries in the PDF metadata will be removed so that the file will not be identified as a PDF/A file afterwards. However, no other modifications are being made so that the PDF may easily be converted to PDF/A again.
Verify compliance with PDFA-1a
Verifies compliance with PDF/A-1a for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFA-1b
Verifies compliance with PDF/A-1b for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFA-2a
Verifies compliance with PDF/A-2a for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFA-2b
Verifies compliance with PDF/A-2b for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFA-2u
Verifies compliance with PDF/A-2u for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFA-3a
Verifies compliance with PDF/A-3a for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFA-3b
Verifies compliance with PDF/A-3b for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFA-3u
Verifies compliance with PDF/A-3u for the current document.
Verify compliance with ZUGFeRD
ZUGFeRD is a German standard for electronic invoices. A ZUGFeRD invoice is a PDF/A-3 file with an embedded XML structure that allows for automatic processing of the invoice.

Group: PDFE compliance

Profile name Profile comment
Convert to PDFE-1
Converts the current document to PDF/E-1.
Remove PDFE information
PDF/E related entries in the PDF metadata will be removed so that the file will not be identified as a PDF/E file afterwards. However, no other modifications are being made so that the PDF may easily be converted to PDF/E again.
Verify compliance with PDFE-1
Verifies compliance with PDF/E-1 for the current document.

Group: PDFUA compliance

Profile name
Profile comment
Fix problems in PDF tagging structure
Fixes potential problems in the structure of tagged PDF documents.
Remove PDFUA information
PDF/UA related entries in the PDF metadata will be removed so that the file will not be identified as a PDF/UA file afterwards. However, no other modifications are being made so that the PDF may easily be converted to PDF/UA again.
Verify compliance with PDFUA-1 (syntax checks only)
Verifies compliance with PDF/UA-1 for the current document. PDF/UA validation does always require machine checks as well as semantic checks. This profile will perform all machine checks and allows you to open a window for interactive inspection.

Group: PDFVT compliance

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Verify compliance with PDFVT-1
Verifies compliance with PDF/VT-1 for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFVT-2
Verifies compliance with PDF/VT-2 for the current document.

Group: PDFX compliance

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Convert to PDFX-1a (Coated GRACoL 2006)
Converts the current document to PDF/X-1a for Coated GRACoL 2006 as the intended printing condition. Converts calibrated colors and device dependent RGB to CMYK where necessary, while maintaining spot colors. Layers and transparency are flattened if present.
Convert to PDFX-1a (ISO Coated v2 (ECI))
Converts the current document to PDF/X-1a for ISO Coated v2 (ECI) as the intended printing condition. Converts calibrated colors and device dependent RGB to CMYK where necessary, while maintaining spot colors. Layers and transparency are flattened if present.
Convert to PDFX-1a (Japan Color 2001 Coated)
Converts the current document to PDF/X-1a for Japan Color 2001 Coated as the intended printing condition. Converts calibrated colors and device dependent RGB to CMYK where necessary, while maintaining spot colors. Layers and transparency are flattened if present.
Convert to PDFX-1a (PSO Coated v3 (ECI))
Converts the current document to PDF/X-1a for PSO Coated v3 (ECI) as the intended printing condition. Converts calibrated colors and device dependent RGB to CMYK where necessary, while maintaining spot colors. Layers and transparency are flattened if present.
Convert to PDFX-3 (Coated GRACoL 2006)
Converts the current document to PDF/X-3 for Coated GRACoL 2006 as the intended printing condition. Converts calibrated colors and device dependent RGB to CMYK where necessary, while maintaining spot colors. Layers and transparency are flattened if present.
Convert to PDFX-3 (ISO Coated v2 (ECI))
Converts the current document to PDF/X-3 for ISO Coated v2 (ECI) as the intended printing condition. Converts calibrated colors and device dependent RGB to CMYK where necessary, while maintaining spot colors. Layers and transparency are flattened if present.
Convert to PDFX-3 (Japan Color 2001 Coated)
Converts the current document to PDF/X-3 for Japan Color 2001 Coated as the intended printing condition. Converts calibrated colors and device dependent RGB to CMYK where necessary, while maintaining spot colors. Layers and transparency are flattened if present.
Convert to PDFX-3 (PSO Coated v3 (ECI)
Converts the current document to PDF/X-3 for PSO Coated v3 (ECI) as the intended printing condition. Converts calibrated colors and device dependent RGB to CMYK where necessary, while maintaining spot colors. Layers and transparency are flattened if present.
Convert to PDFX-4 (Coated GRACoL 2006)
Converts the current document to PDF/X-4 for Coated GRACoL 2006 as the intended printing condition according to the PDF/X-4 standard. Transparency and layers are allowed.
Convert to PDFX-4 (ISO Coated v2 (ECI))
Converts the current document to PDF/X-4 for ISO Coated v2 (ECI) as the intended printing condition according to the PDF/X-4 standard. Transparency and layers are allowed.
Convert to PDFX-4 (Japan Color 2001 Coated)
Converts the current document to PDF/X-4 for Japan Color 2001 Coated as the intended printing condition according to the PDF/X-4 standard. Transparency and layers are allowed.
Convert to PDFX-4 (PSO Coated v3 (ECI))
Converts the current document to PDF/X-4 for PSO Coated v3 (ECI) as the intended printing condition according to the PDF/X-4 standard. Transparency and layers are allowed.
Convert to PDFX-4 with layer views (ISO Coated v2 (ECI))
Converts the current document to PDF/X-4 for ISO Coated v2 (ECI) as the intended printing condition according to the PDF/X-4 standard. Transparency and layers are allowed. The following layer views (OCCDs) are created: Layer name starts with EN or ends with EN; - English layer view; Layer name starts with DE or _DE - German layer view; Layer name starts with FR or ends _FR - French layer view; Layer name starts with IT or ends with _IT - Italian layer view & Layer name starts with ES or ends with _ES - Spanish layer view;
Convert to PDFX-5n (7C Indigo TAC370 (ColorLogic))
Converts the current document to PDF/X-5n for 7C Indigo TAC370 (ColorLogic) as the intended printing condition according to the PDF/X-5n standard. Transparency and layers are allowed.
Remove PDFX information
PDF/X related entries in the PDF metadata will be removed so that the file will not be identified as a PDF/X file afterwards. However, no other modifications are being made so that the PDF may easily be converted to PDF/X again.
Verify compliance with PDFX-1a
Verifies compliance with PDF/X-1a:2003 for the current document. The PDF/X-1a:2003 standard also implies valid PDF/X-1a:2001 files as PDF/X-1a:2003 compliant.
Verify compliance with PDFX-3

Verifies compliance with PDF/X-3:2003 for the current document. The PDF/X-3:2003 standard also implies valid PDF/X-1a:2001, PDF/X-1a:2003 or PDF/X-3:2002 files as PDF/X-3:2003 compliant.

Verify compliance with PDFX-4
Verifies compliance with PDF/X-4 for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFX-4p
Verifies compliance with PDF/X-4p for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFX-5g
Verifies compliance with PDF/X-5g for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFX-5n
Verifies compliance with PDF/X-5n for the current document.
Verify compliance with PDFX-5pg
Verifies compliance with PDF/X-5pg for the current document.

Group: Packaging

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Packaging Flexo (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification'GWG_PackagingFlexo_2015'.
Packaging Gravure (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification 'GWG_PackagingGravure_2015'.
Packaging Offset (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification 'GWG_PackagingOffset_2015'.

Group: Place content

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Place EAN 13 barcode with specified value
Places an EAN 13 code at the center of the page. Content is based on the value specified during runtime. The value has to consist of 12 or 13 digits; EAN 13 always uses 13 digits, the last being a checksum which will be added automatically if only 12 digits are specified. The barcode will be placed on a layer.
Place QR-Code with specified value
Places QR-Code at the center of the page. Content is based on the value specified during runtime. The QR-Code will be placed on a layer.
Place date (YYYY-MM-DD)
Places the current date into the upper right corner of each page. The default format is YYYY-MM-DD, however, formatting may be adapted by modifing the JavaScript Variable, which already contains code for other formats.
Place document name in gutter
Adds the name of the current document (minus the extension part) to the gutter of the document. Placement is 3 mm below the center of the trim box.
Place job ID in gutter
Adds the job ID to the gutter of the document both in plain text format and as a Code 128 barcode. The default variable of the job ID is defined in the following variable: @var_jobid:'Job ID' 1234567890@. 
Place page number in left or right corner
Places the page number at the lower left corner on even pages and at the lower right on odd pages. Each pager number will be followed by a delimiter symbol ' / ' and the total number of pages in the document.
Place specified text at the center of each page
Places a text at the center of the page. The positioned text is based on the value specified during runtime.
Quick Check example

Puts file name and file path on the top left of every page in the current PDF (using pink spot colored Courier text). File name and file path are collected using a Quick Check process plan step. Using a "Place text" fixup in a second process plan step, file name and file path are picked up and combined into a suitable text using a JavaScript variable that retrieves the two values from the app.vars JavaScript application object’s data structure.

Group: Preflight Certificate

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Verify Preflight Certificate
Verifies the existence and validity of a Preflight Certificate in the PDF document.

Group: Prepress

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Bring 100% black text to front (optionally check for visual changes)
Brings text using 100% black to front; at runtime it is possible to choose whether to do a before-after visual comparison in order to detect pages where bringing the text to the front causes a different appearance of the page.
Check and fix bleed

Analyses bleed and safety zones to determine required bleed. Safety zone starts at 2 mm inside TrimBox. Required bleed: 3;Tolerance: 25 Unit: mm Create bleed: Off; Page type: single; Developed by calibrate (office@calibrate.at).


Magazine Ads (CMYK and RGB) (GWG 2015)

Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification "GWG_MagazineAds_2015 CMYK + RGB".

Magazine Ads (CMYK) (GWG 2015)

Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification "GWG_MagazineAds_2015 CMYK".

Newspaper Ads (CMYK and RGB) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_NewspaperAds_2015 CMYK + RGB”.
Newspaper Ads (CMYK) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_NewspaperAds_2015 CMYK”.
Sheetfed offset (CMYK and RGB) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_SheetCmyk_2015 CMYK + RGB”.
Sheetfed offset (CMYK and spot colors) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_SheetSpot_2015 CMYK”.
Sheetfed offset (CMYK) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_SheetCmyk_2015 CMYK”.
Sheetfed offset (CMYK, RGB and spot colors) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_SheetSpot_2015 CMYK + RGB”.
Web offset (CMYK and RGB) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_WebCmyk_2015 CMYK + RGB”.
Web offset (CMYK and RGB, newsprint) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_WebCmykNews_2015 CMYK + RGB”.
Web offset (CMYK and spot colors) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_WebSpot_2015 CMYK”.
Web offset (CMYK) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_WebCmyk_2015 CMYK”.
Web offset (CMYK, RGB and spot colors) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_WebSpot_2015 CMYK + RGB”.
Web offset (CMYK, newsprint) (GWG 2015)
Verifies compliance with - and applies fixups to achieve - the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup as defined in the 2015 specification “GWG_WebCmykNews_2015 CMYK”.

Group: Process plans

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Check for PDFA-2b compliance and convert if not compliant
Checks whether the PDF is compliant with the PDF/A-2b standard. The PDF is only modified and converted if this is not the case. A report is created if conversion fails.
Check for non-CMYK color, create a report, convert to CMYK and flatten transparency
Checks whether the PDF uses spot colors or RGB, if this is the case a report with masks is created so that spot color and RGB objects can be indentified.
All non-CMYK colors will be converted into CMYK (ISO Coated v2) and transparency will be flattened afterwards.
Convert pages with huge numbers of objects into CMYK images
Pages are analyzed whether limits for total number of page objects are exceeded in which case the page is converted into an image to reduce processing time when output.
Convert spot to CMYK (for transparency flattened PDFs)
This Process Plan has been designed to replace overprint with transparency to allow for converting spot colors to CMYK for transparency flattened PDF files. Conversion from spot to CMYK changes overprint and this usually leads to unexpected changes in the appearance of such files. However, in rare cases it is not possible to completely avoid such changes when replacing overprints with transparency either.
Convert to CMYK and spot colors and generate images of pre-separated pages
Converts the document to CMYK + spot colors and generates images of pre-separated pages (JPEG, 150 ppi).
Convert to PDFA-2b (any fallback conversions use the original file)
When regular PDF/A-2b conversion fails the original is attempted to convert by regenerating it via PostScript and if that also fails by rasterizing all pages.
Generate 3 mm bleed (pixel repetition or mirroring depending on content)
Determines whether a page has text objects close to Trimbox in which case for that page bleed is generated by pixel repetition, otherwise mirroring is used. The process plan uses a check that creates an array with page numbers. All pages in that array are using pixel repetition.
Prepare PDF for specified page size
Checks whether the TrimBox size of the pages matches the defined size and uses several approaches to match the size if this is not the case. This Process Plan will only work for PDF files where all pages have the same size.
Split PDF into half and impose as a brochure
Splits all pages in the middle (respecting single and double pages) and imposes the result for a brochure (saddle-stitched).
List Processing Steps metadata information
List Processing Steps metadata information
Verify compliance with Processing Steps (ISO 19593-1) for packaging and label
Verifies compliance with ISO 19593-1, Processing Steps for print files for packagings and labels.