BEST PRACTICES FOR PUBLISHING & PACKAGING WORKFLOWS

Copyright

General

All materials developped by the Ghent Workgroup, including this web site, documentation files, specifications etc… are copyrighted by the Ghent Workgroup. We encourage anyone interested in the information we produce to use that information: in particular we encourage industry associations to adopt the specifications we develop and the vendors to support the specifications we develop.

You are free to link to information on this web site. However, the information on this web site and the associated documents remains copyrighted and intellectual property right of the Ghent Workgroup. Reproduction of this information is subject to prior approval by the Ghent Workgroup. Such approval will be given by a decision of the workgroup (see the bylaws).

The name Ghent Workgroup, its abbreviation (GWG) and its logo are copyrighted by the Ghent Workgroup. Their usage is subject to prior approval.


Guidelines for the use of the Ghent Workgroup name

Developers are encouraged to refer to the Ghent Workgroup PDF/X-Plus profiles in their marketing literature. However, care should be exercised.

If the application conforms to whole set of profiles, the claim of “Conforms to all Ghent Workgroup PDF/X-Plus profiles as defined in the <year> GWG PDF/X-Plus Profiles” is appropriate. Of course, <year> should be adjusted depending on the actual specifications supported.

If the application is for a specific profile or group of profiles in the area of profile creation and reporting, then the claim should read “Conforms to the profile creation and reporting of profile “name 1” and “name 2” of the Ghent Workgroup PDF/X-Plus profiles as defined in the <year> GWG PDF/X-Plus Profiles” must be made.

For example, the conformance claim for a preflight application for newspaper ads for 2003 should read “Conforms to the profile creation and reporting for the profile “NewspaperAds_1v1” of the Ghent Workgroup PDF/X-Plus profiles as defined in the 2003 GWG PDF/X-Plus Profiles”. Similarly, an application designed specifically for the creation of PDF files for newspaper ads should read “Conforms to the PDF/X-Plus file creation for the profile “NewspaperAds_1v1” of the Ghent Workgroup PDF/X-Plus profiles as defined in the 2003 GWG PDF/X-Plus Profiles”.

It is not sufficient to claim that a product “Conforms to Ghent Workgroup PDF/X-Plus Profiles”. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in action being taken by the Executive Committee of the Ghent Workgroup.