Solimar Releasing PDF/A Optimization Module

April 11, 2013

Expanded PDF Output Options Include Improved Content Access for the Disabled

SAN DIEGO, CA — April 11, 2013 — Solimar Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of production printing and secure document delivery solutions, today announced the release of a PDF::PDF/A conversion module as part of Solimar® Print Director™ Enterprise (SPDE) version 7.5. SPDE is a software solution that provides print stream conversions for production print and electronic delivery environments. The new SPDE PDF::PDF/A module expands PDF output options to include multiple versions of PDF/A which address long term archival requirements and models for improved document accessibility. 


Providing support for PDF/A helps organizations to archive important data and can help people with disabilities who use assistive technologies (such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, joysticks and other tools) to navigate and read electronic transactional content like invoices, financial statements and insurance policies.


“One benefit of PDF/A is to allow users with disabilities to gain a more reliable way to interact with digital content,” said Mary Ann Rowan, Solimar CMO and VP of Sales. “However, the benefits of PDF/A extend beyond helping people with disabilities. By leveraging PDF/A, reader software can reflow text onto small screens, provide powerful navigation options, transform text appearance, improve search engine functionality, aid in the selection and copying of text, and more.”


The Solimar PDF/A Module will accept PDF input files and output any of the following versions: 

  • PDF/A-1a
  • PDF/A-1b
  • PDF/A-2a
  • PDF/A-2b
  • PDF/A-2u
  • PDF/A-3a
  • PDF/A-3b
  • PDF/A-3u

When combined with SPDE’s other conversion Modules, PDF/A output is now supported from most production print streams including LCDS, Metacode, IPDS, AFPDS, Xerox VIPP®, PCL and PostScript.


“Solimar leverages the power and flexibility of PDF across our entire product suite from data stream conversions, indexing, document re-engineering, tracking and management all the way through archiving. The addition of PDF/A support is a natural extension for our clients to expand their PDF centric workflows,” said Rowan. “The PDF::PDF/A Module will enable organizations to easily produce PDF/A output for their archiving needs in an automated workflow at the speeds required for high-volume transactional environments.”


The Solimar product line enables thousands of organizations around the world to easily expand and control their enterprise output management processes by providing robust data transforms, device optimizations, document re-engineering, e-presentment and workflow tracking. Building on a 22 year history of successful technology development, the PDF::PDF/A Module further demonstrates Solimar’s continued commitment to delivering powerful output management solutions for its clients.

About Solimar Systems, Inc.

Solimar Systems enables organizations around the globe to onboard, make ready, enhance, manage and deliver print and digital communications and materials for a variety of industries and presentation types.

Commonly known as workflow software, for nearly 30 years, our team has provided solutions to facilitate the production of printed materials and digitally delivered communications. As early adopters of the PDF output format, our Chemistry platform has tightly linked technology with the PDF standard that optimizes and drives a variety of print and electronic requirements including transactional and direct mail printing, commercial print, carton converting and flexible packaging, labels, textiles and wide format. Our software also adds value with innovative technologies such as file optimization, piece-level tracking, out-of-the-box visibility dashboards for processes and equipment and dynamic, data-driven Augmented Reality (AR) experiences.

Solimar universally works with all types of existing and proposed software and hardware solutions in a print and digital production environment. Our work-with-all nature creates the opportunity for significant process improvement and ROI proven by our worldwide customer case studies and testimonials.

For more information, call the Solimar Sales Team at +1.619.849.2800.