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The PDF Association publishes a variety of documents and other resources for those interested in leveraging PDF technology, and as of Q4 2021, also sells the ISO standards relating to PDF technology as developed by ISO TC 171 SC 2.

In addition to formal ISO standards many PDF Association publications developed through our publications process are freely available.

PDF Association members may access process documents and drafts of upcoming ISO standards via the Member Area.


This document provides an overview and technical introduction to the Print Product Metadata (PPM) ISO … Read more

This free application note summarizes precisely where PDF creators should add XMP metadata to PDF … Read more

The Associated Files feature allows PDF 2.0 writers to provide additional information related to a … Read more

Black point compensation is already widely used in production printing, especially in situations where the … Read more

The PDF/VT Application Notes discuss topics that aid implementers of PDF/VT workflow tools and demonstrate the … Read more

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