Callas pdf Toolbox supports all relevant PDF preflight standards. It can inspect PDF files or simply fix them fully automatically according to your guidelines and use default preflight profiles or customize them to fit your needs.

  • Supports all ISO PDF/X and ISO PDF/A standards
  • Provides support for PDF/VT, PDF/E and the GWG market specific profiles


Built-in scalability

pdfToolbox is by far the fastest and most reliable PDF engine it doesn’t even limit itself to one system. Using automatic load balancing, pdfToolbox allows configuring a dispatcher that then distributes work across the network to satellites running on different systems. High performance combined with easy setup and maintenance. Whether a single pdfToolbox Server is used, or pdfToolbox Dispatcher shares the load across different systems, setting up and monitoring processing can be a complex task. pdfToolbox simplifies this by allowing remote configuration and remote monitoring of any pdfToolbox installation.

All pdfToolbox Server management tools have been built into pdfToolbox Desktop. From the desktop application it is possible to start a local server or connect to one or more remote servers. This enables you to test preflight profiles or process plans locally and configure a remote server with them once you’re completely satisfied with what they do. Even better, pdfToolbox Server can automatically hold problem files in a Checkpoint.




Communicate clearly

The preflight report listing errors and warnings is often the only contact customers have with the production workflow; that makes such reports essential in conveying the proper information. The preflight report layout is visually attractive, provides the information in a clear and concise way and is fully customizable.





Inspect Visually

pdfToolbox Desktop has an option to  X-ray your PDF files with its Visualizer technology. The Visualizer tools allow for visual inspection of PDF files to further analyze common problems such as ink coverage overruns, incorrect separations, thin lines or small text, safety zone issues or lack of proper bleed.

Handling PDF documents with live transparency when your workflow or output devices don’t directly support them requires reliable flattening technology. pdfToolbox Server effortlessly flattens transparencies even overprint can be flattened. You can rely on the result as it uses proven Adobe flattening technology it preserves text, images and line-art as much as possible without changing the appearance of the document.callas_pdftoolbox_img3


Control quality

With pdftoolbox desktop you can create your own quality control rules or you can simply adopt those developed by standards organizations such as the ISO or the GWG.  With full support of the Proof of Preflight standard developed by the GWG, callas pdfToolbox will protect your preflighted files with a digital signature.





Fix problems with non-PDF files

callas pdfToolbox Server is a PDF processing wizard,but sometimes you receive non-PDF files from your clients. In that case pdfToolbox can fully automatically convert those files into proper PDF. This works for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, Publisher and Visio, OpenOffice, Pages and Keynote on the Mac  without having Acrobat Distiller installed  for PostScript and EPS, even using your own PDF Settings to steer the conversion.


Convert colors to what you needcallas_pdfToolbox_img5

The color conversion engine in pdfToolbox Server provides robust and intelligent color conversion that simply works. It performs correct conversions to B/W, converts RGB in office PDF files without any problem and contains sophisticated spot color handling. The (optional) DeviceLink add-on comes with a series of most-used profiles for standard printing processes and supplies smooth CMYK to CMYK conversion.



Unlock the power of layers

The layer feature in PDF can be a very powerful tool in workflows: one PDF file can for example contain several language versions. callas pdfToolbox Server can create such layers by grouping elements that use specific spot colors or can split documents containing layers. That way a Multilanguage document can easily be split into different PDF files containing one language version each.






Callas pdfToolbox Server scales, fits, moves, extends, rotates and flips pages and page content easily. But it goes much further than that and also imposes anything from simple booklets to fully-fledged brochures and books, as well as doing N-up and step and repeat impositions for digital printing.





Callas toolbox server

All-in-one PDF automation from preflighting and fixing to impositioning and repurposing, Callas pdfToolbox Server automates and standardizes the process of file delivery and reception. For print, publishing, advertising, packaging and design companies, it offers the most comprehensive solution for automated high quality preflighting and reliable automatic correction of PDF files. Callas pdfToolbox Server will speed up job turnaround time and significantly reduce error rates.

Of course callas pdfToolbox Server supports hot folders. But it also allows integration using the command-line or an extensive SDK and provides immediate support on Mac, Windows, Linux, AIX and Sun Solaris for C++, .Net or Java.


We decided to replace our own PDF checker with callas pdfToolbox as this is a more economical solution for us. It also provides us with new features, improved efficiency, updates and better technical support

Mr. Tjepkema
Owner and Managing Director
Penthion Media Technologies.


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