Ghent PDF Output Suite

Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 helps determine whether workflows are behaving as expected, and identify errors in a fast and easy way.

Workflow Tools

The main purpose of the Ghent Workgroup is to create practical workflow tools that make your daily production tasks easier and faster. We are always adding or updating these tools, click here to learn more.

GWG Specifications

The GWG PDF Specifications describe file setting and workflow processing requirements necessary to achieve the highest quality production and exchange efficiency of PDF files.

Application Settings

Settings for the most commonly used applications in professional publishing workflows, to automatically and properly create and check PDF files. Simply download and install in your favorite application.

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Educational Resources

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Our Members

Our Members

Our members are an impressive, international group of people and companies dedicated to creating global best practices for the graphic arts industry

Association Members

Association Members

Association Members are graphic arts industry associations representing printers, publishers, design agencies, prepress houses or similar companies.

Vendor Members

Vendor Members

Vendor Members are software and/or hardware companies with an active interest in supporting the process specifications developed by the Workgroup.

Industry Members

Industry Members

Industry Members are companies active in the graphic arts industry as a printer, publisher, design agency, prepress house or as a consultant.

Educational Members

Educational Members

Educational Members are educational institutions, active in the graphic arts industry.

Liaison Members

Liaison Members

Liaison Members are international standards organizations working in a field similar to or complimentary to the Workgroup

Creating best practices for publishing and packaging workflows

Since it’s inception in 2002, the Ghent Workgroup has consistently produced numerous process specifications for PDF exchange and has developed useful tools for automating processes and establishing content PDFs for print and publishing.


The 7 Members of the Executive Committee for Ghent Workgroup lead the organization and carry out the day to day work.


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