Convert to PDF/X-5n (8.0)

pdfToolbox is able to convert and validate PDF files to the PDF/X-5n ISO standard.

pdfToolbox has the possibility to convert a PDF file into a multicolor space by using an ICC profile. For example RGB and CMYK content convert to hexachrome, CMYK + Red or any other multicolor scenarios.

This article shows how to use a default 7-color profile and setup pdfToolbox to use your own multi-color profiles.

Right below,  the demo file "Display callas_Demo file.pdf" used in this article can be dowbloaded.

Open the PDF file "Display callas_Demo file.pdf"

  1. Go to "File".
  2. Click "Open".

Open the Output preview mode

  1. Go to "View".
  2. Click "Output preview".

Analyze the Output preview

  1. The PDF is identified as a PDF/X-4 standard.
  2. The PDF has the output intent "ISO Coated v2 (ECI).

Analyze the Regular page view

  1. Select "Regular page view".
  2. The PDF has a four color space (CMYK).

Open the Profile dialog

  1. Go to "Tools".
  2. Click "Profiles".

Apply the Profile "Convert to PDF/X-5n (7C Indigo TAC370 (ColorLogic))"

Apply the Profile "Convert to PDF/X-5n (7C Indigo TAC370 (ColorLogic))"
  1. In the search field search to "Convert to PDF/X-5n (7C Indigo TAC370 (ColorLogic))"
  2. Select the Fixup "Convert to PDF/X-5n (7C Indigo TAC370 (ColorLogic))".
  3. Click "Analyze and fix".

Save the output PDF file

Save the output PDF file
  1. Save the PDF as "Display callas_7C_PDFX-5n".
  2. Click "Save".

Review the preflight report

Review the preflight report
  1. A green checkmark shows, no errors occurred.
  2. More details what steps are carried out.

Analyze the output PDF file

  1. The PDF is identified as a PDF/X-5n standard.
  2. The PDF has the output intent "7C Indigo TAC370 (ColorLogic)"
  3. In the PDF three extra color separations are added: "Green"; "Orange" and "Violet". Now it is a seven color PDF file (CMYKOGV).

Open the PDF file "Display callas_Demo file.pdf"

  1. Go to "File".
  2. Click "Open".

Open the callas pdfToolbox Preferences

  1. Go to "callas pdfToolbox".
  2. Click "callas pdfToolbox Preferences".

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