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PDFlib GmbH

PDFlib GmbH is completely focused on PDF technology. Customers worldwide use PDFlib products since 1997. The company closely follows development and market trends, such as ISO standards for PDF. PDFlib GmbH products are distributed in 100 countries all over the world with major markets in North America, Europe, and Japan.

PDFlib and PDF/A

PDFlib GmbH introduced PDF/A functionality in its products in 2006. PDFlib products were the first with support for XMP extension schemas. All products in the latest version 9 of the PDFlib product family support all flavors of PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3. Download Whitepaper »Technical Introduction to PDF/A«

Tagged PDF and PDF/UA

PDFlib 9 takes care of PDF/UA requirements automatically as far as possible. Developers working with PDFlib products must provide structure information to the PDFlib programming interface so that PDFlib can create the document’s structure hierarchy. PDFlib applies PDF/UA checks to all user-supplied structure tags and attributes to ensure conforming output. PDFlib automatically tags tables and artifacts which is a big time-saver for the developer and simplifies the creation of a standard-conforming structure hierarchy. Alternative text can be attached to images and vector graphics. Sample code for a variety of programming languages and development environments is provided with the PDFlib distribution. Additional programming techniques for PDF/UA are available in the PDFlib Cookbook.

Create PDF/VT

PDF/VT is a standard for optimized PDF for variable and transactional printing. PDFlib can create output which conforms to PDF/VT-1, PDF/VT-2 or PDF/VT-2s according to ISO 16612-2 for Variable Document Publishing (VDP). Document Part Metadata (DPM) can be attached according to the PDF/VT standard.


PDFlib is the leading developer toolbox for generating and manipulating files in the Portable Document Format (PDF). PDFlib’s main targets are dynamic PDF creation on a Web server or any other server system, and to implement »Save as PDF« in existing applications.

PDFlib+PDI includes all PDFlib functions, plus the PDF Import Library (PDI). With PDI you can open existing PDF documents and incorporate some pages into the PDFlib output.

The PDFlib Personalization Server (PPS) includes PDFlib+PDI plus additional functions for variable data processing using PDFlib Blocks. PPS makes applications independent from layout changes.

The PDFlib Text and Image Extraction Toolkit (TET) is a developer product for reliably extracting text, images and metatdata from PDF documents. PDFlib TET PDF IFilter extracts text and metadata from PDF documents and makes it available to search and retrieval software on Windows. This allows PDF documents to be searched on the local desktop, a corporate server, or the Web.

PDFlib PLOP (PDF Linearization, Optimization, Protection) offers a straightforward way to linearize and optimize your PDF files for fast Web delivery, and to apply or remove Acrobat security features.

PDFlib PLOP DS (Digital Signature) offers all features of PLOP, plus the ability to apply digital signatures to PDF documents.

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Joined September 2006
Headquartered in Germany

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