callas software to publicly show all-new pdfChip at CeBIT

Nicole Gauger // February 6, 2015

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New powerful technology turns HTML into high-quality PDFs

Berlin / Hanover. callas software will present its brand new pdfChip product for the first time at CeBIT in Hanover from the 16th to the 20th of March 2015 (Hall 3, Stand B17). pdfChip allows businesses to dynamically format content for distribution through any channel they require.

callas pdfChip is a powerful PDF creation technology which uses HTML as its input format. It extends the use of HTML with CSS and JavaScript to create high-quality, true-color, high-performance and printable PDF documents. Unlike other applications using XSL-FO (Extensible Stylesheet Language – Formatting Objects) pdfChip, through its use of the wide-spread HTML, requires no specialist or technical know-how. This approach is particularly advantageous for both printing and online publishing application.

With an increasing amount of content stored in web-based content management systems, pdfChip will prove to be particularly valuable to businesses needing to provide up-to-date information to customers through their own preferred channels. The product compensates for limitations of the HTML format and provides features to define page breaks and page numbers, use the printing color space, and more. pdfChip can also be used to dynamically combine multiple native PDF files on one or more pages, instead of inserting them as images in the print data stream. A database connection or targeted use of PDF metadata can also be used for personalized document creation and printing.

“pdfChip is recommended when businesses need both flexible and automated PDF creation. Example cases include content-rich transactional printing, book and catalog creation, web-to-print applications or imposition”, explains Dietrich von Seggern, Business Development Manager at callas software.

Through callas’ longstanding experience in PDF processing and quality management, high quality and total support for all print-relevant PDF settings come as a given. For pdfChip the callas development team has also paid particular attention to low file sizes and high performance during PDF creation.

About callas software

callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges. As a technology innovator, callas software develops and markets PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving. callas software helps agencies, publishing companies and printers to meet the challenges they face by providing software to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing. Businesses and government agencies all over the world rely on callas software’s future-proof, fully PDF/A compliant archiving products.

In addition, callas software technology is available as a programming library (SDK) for developers with a need for PDF optimization, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Quark®, Xerox® and many others have recognised the quality and flexibility provided by these callas tools and have incorporated them into their solutions.

callas software actively supports international standards and has been participating in ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative, the PDF/A Competence Center and the Ghent PDF Workgroup. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF/A Competence Center and in October 2010, Olaf Drümmer became its chairman.

callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit the callas software website at:

Editorial Contacts:

callas software GmbH
Dietrich von Seggern
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
10119 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 443 90 31-0
Fax: +49 30 441 64 02

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Nicole Gauger

Nicole Gauger is the managing partner of good news!, a communications agency based in Stockelsdorf near Lübeck, Germany. Communications and IT are in her blood. A graduate (BA) in information systems, she works with providers in fields such as document, content and knowledge management, as well as more besides. good news! has supported the PDF Association with press and public-relations …


Nicole Gauger

Nicole Gauger is the managing partner of good news!, a communications agency based in Stockelsdorf near Lübeck, Germany. Communications and …

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