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GWG Compliant Applications

This page lists all applications that have been verified by the GWG to be compliant with one or more of the GWG specifications:

  • The GWG checks creation and preflight tools. The list below identifies the compliancy level for each application. GWG recommended PDF creation tools are marked with “(C)”, GWG compliant preflight tools with “(P)”. In case of applications that create PDF and perform preflight (such as typical workflow systems) “(C, P)” is used.
  • The GWG makes specifications for many different market segments. The list below identifies those applications that support only a subset of those market segments.
  • As vendors create new versions of their applications, older versions may no longer be supported by the vendor even though they are listed here. The GWG suggests to always use the most current version of the application together with the most current version of the GWG specifications.
  • The GWG tests specific versions of applications (as submitted for testing by the vendors); changes that take place in later versions might cause unforeseen problems.

For more info about the  compliancy testing procedure, click here.

GWG 2015

  • (C): Adobe InDesign CS5 and up
  • (P): Adobe Acrobat DC (version 2017.009.20044) and up
  • (P): Agfa Apogee Prepress v10 and up (both Agfa’s own and through Enfocus PitStop preflight library)
  • (P): callas pdfToolbox Desktop 8.3 and up
  • (P): callas pdfToolbox Server 8.3 and up
  • (P): EFI Fiery JobFlow 2.2 and up (through Enfocus PitStop library)
  • (P): Enfocus PitStop Pro 13, Update 1 and up
  • (P): Enfocus PitStop Server 13, Update 1 and up
  • (P): Kodak Prinergy 8.0.0 and up (through callas pdfToolbox library)
  • (P): Ricoh TotalFlow Production Manager V4 and up (through Enfocus PitStop library)
  • (P): Ricoh TotalFlow BatchBuilder V2 and up (through Enfocus PitStop library)

GWG 2012

  • (P) Agfa Apogee Prepress 9.2 and up (through Enfocus PitStop library)
  • (P): Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 and up
  • (P): callas pdfaPilot Desktop 4.3 and up
  • (P): callas pdfaPilot Server 4.3 and up
  • (P): callas pdfToolbox Desktop 6.1 and up
  • (P): callas pdfToolbox Server 6.1 and up
  • (P): DALIM SOFTWARE TWIST 7.5 and up
  • (P): DALIM SOFTWARE ES 4.5 and up
  • (P): EFI Fiery JobFlow 2.2 and up (through Enfocus PitStop library)
  • (P): Enfocus PitStop Pro 11, Update 1 and up
  • (P): Enfocus PitStop Server 11, Update 1 and up
  • (P): Kodak Prinergy 7 and up

GWG v4

  • (C): Adobe Acrobat Distiller 7 and up
  • (C): Adobe InDesign CS2 and up
  • (C): QuarkXPress 7.2 and up
  • (P): ACCHSH PuzzleFlow v5.0 and up
  • (P): Adobe Acrobat 9* and up
  • (P): Agfa :Apogee Prepress v7.1 and up
  • (P): callas pdfaPilot Desktop 4 and up
  • (P): callas pdfaPilot Server 4 and up
  • (P): callas pdfToolbox Desktop 6.0 and up
  • (P): callas pdfToolbox Server 6.0 and up
  • (P): DALiM TWiST 6.2 and up
  • (P): Enfocus PitStop Professional 08, Update 6 and up
  • (P): Enfocus PitStop Server 08, Update 6 and up
  • (P): EskoArtwork ArtPro 9.0 and up
  • (P): EskoArtwork BackStage 7 R5 and up
  • (P): EskoArtwork Neo 2.1 and up
  • (P): EskoArtwork Nexus 9.0 and up
  • (P): EskoArtwork Odystar 4.0 and up
  • (P): OneVision Asura and Asura Pro 11.0 and up
  • (P): OneVision Speedflow Check and Speedflow Check Plus 11.0 and up
  • (P): Penthion PDF Checker v2** and up

Packaging v3

  • (P): DALiM TWiST 6.2 and up
  • (P): Enfocus PitStop Professional 08, Update 6 and up
  • (P): Enfocus PitStop Server 08, Update 6 and up
  • (P): EskoArtwork ArtPro 9.0 and up
  • (P): EskoArtwork BackStage 7 R5 and up
  • (P): EskoArtwork Neo 2.1 and up
  • (P): EskoArtwork Nexus 9.0 and up
  • (P): EskoArtwork Odystar 4.0 and up
  • (P): Kodak Prinergy 5.1.2.1 and up

*       Compliant with all 13 market segments, except for the VeryHiRes- and ScreenPrint market segments (CmykVeryHiRes,
         SpotVeryHiRes, ScreenPrintCmyk and ScreenPrintSpot)
**     Compliant with only the MagazineAds and NewspaperAds market segments


NOTE

  • GWG recommended PDF creation tools

A GWG recommended PDF creation tool is an application that has been field tested by multiple GWG members with a large number of production files. They guarantee a high level of reliability in creating “good” PDFs, on condition that the right PDF creation settings are used and that the layout document does not contain “problems” to begin with (e.g. low resolution images, white text set to overprint).

  • GWG compliant PDF preflighting tools

The GWG compliant preflighting applications are applications that have been formally tested by the GWG, to make sure all preflight “errors” and “warnings” are captured correctly. To perform these tests the GWG uses a large set of test files, specifically created to check this kind of application. Compliancy testing of preflight applications ensures a very high reliability, although a 100% error proof software can never be guaranteed. More information on the procedure and test files that are used to check preflight applications, can be found on the Compliancy Testing page.

Application settings for these applications can be downloaded from: http://www.gwg.org/application-settings/