by Nicole Gauger

callas software releases pdfChip app for Enfocus Switch

Berlin. callas software has announced that it has released an pdfChip app for Enfocus Switch, which is available on the Enfocus Appstore now. pdfChip is a command-line application for the creation of high-quality PDF from HTML, taking full advantage of CSS and JavaScript. It supports all HTML features, but extends to support CMYK, spot color, XMP metadata, PDF standards, SVG, MathML, barcodes and more. Capable of generating single and multi-page PDF documents it is ideally suited for high-volume dynamic PDF generation.
Dietrich von Seggern, Managing Director at callas software: “We have listened to the valuable insights our partners and end-users have offered us. An increasing number of projects where callas pdfChip is used, also use Enfocus Switch for workflow automation purposes. The new pdfChip app for Enfocus Switch is an ideal way to integrate PDF creation using pdfChip into Switch flows.”

Create high-quality & print-ready PDFs from HTML
pdfChip is based on the WebKit technology; it renders your designs quickly and flawlessly into PDF. It allows to create fully compliant PDF/X files (for print) or PDF/A files (for archival), in the smallest output PDF size possible. Furthermore, it’s possible to use the exact same HTML and CSS code on the web as well as for PDF generation.

pdfChip has a low entry level, as the command-line interface is clear and easy-to-learn. There is no need to learn custom XML or XSL-FO based template syntax. You get a comprehensive user documentation and tutorial, which guarantees a quick learning curve.

Advanced support for professionals
pdfChip is ideal for imposition or composition of multiple PDFs. Textbook creation and scientific publishing can take advantage of MathML support, a specification for mathematical formulas and scientific content on web pages. Furthermore, pdfChip allows for the generation of more than 100 different types of barcodes, such as 1D codes or QR codes. Full styling is possible through the use of CSS. Even advanced techniques, such as bar width reduction, are fully supported.

The pdfChip application is available for free on the Enfocus Appstore. Click here for further materials and the free download.

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 recognized 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 DIN, ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative, the PDF Association, BITKOM and the Ghent Workgroup. callas software is a founding member of the PDF Association and has been involved in the board of the international association from the very beginning.

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

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