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Use included DeviceLink profile to convert ISO Coated v2 ↔ PSO Coated v3 (ECI) (8.2)

pdfToolbox 8.2 includes a new profile for color conversion and a device link for the new PSO Coated v3 ICC profile. The third version of Process Standard Offset was introduced in September 2015.

There are two DeviceLink Fixups, which can convert color from "ISO Coated  v2 (ECI)" to "PSO Coated v3 (ECI)" or convert in reverse direction "PSO Coated v3 (ECI)" to "ISO Coated  v2 (ECI)".

Launch pdfToolbox Desktop

Open the PDF file "OurCompany_X4_Spot_Demo file.pdf"

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

Open the Fixups dialog

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

Search to Fixup

Search to Fixup
  1. In the search field search to "Convert CMYK colors using DeviceLink".

    NOTE: pdfToolbox 8.2 provides two DeviceLink Fixups, which can convert color from "ISO Coated  v2 (ECI)" to "PSO Coated v3 (ECI)" or convert in reverse direction "PSO Coated v3 (ECI)" to "ISO Coated  v2 (ECI)". The new Fixup use DeviceLink, but the pdfToolbox DeviceLink Add-on licentie is not required.
  2. Select the Fixup "Convert CMYK colors using DeviceLink ISO Coated v2 (ECI) to PSO Coated v3 (ECI) v8.2".
  3. Click "Edit" to inspect the Fixup.

Inspect the Fixup

Inspect the Fixup

The PDF file uses an ISO Coated v2 profile (Coated FOGRA39) that will be converted by an ECI DeviceLink profile to PSO Coated v3. This will have only effect on CMYK colors.

  1. Click "Cancel".

Apply the Fixup

Apply the Fixup
  1. Click "Fix".

Save the output PDF file

Save the output PDF file
  1. Save the output PDF file as "OurCompany_X4_Spot_Demo file_Processed".
  2. Click "Save".

Inspect the preflight report

Inspect the preflight report

A green check mark is shown, refers to a successful correction. All CMYK colors in the PDF file with an ISO Coated v2 profile (Coated FOGRA39) are converted to PSO Coated v3 by an ECI DeviceLink profile.

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