Callas is probably best known for preflight tools, but they’ve expanded their portfolio in several directions, not least with features and functions useful in a prepress workflow.
Callas work with a range of other software companies, including Adobe, Caldera, Quark and Xerox, who have integrated Callas tools into their solutions. It’s likely that many users of Adobe Acrobat Pro don't realise they work in an application from Callas when they open the Preflight tool and do fixups on a PDF, but this is a plugin licensed from Callas. Callas is very active in the graphic arts community, participating both in the international work on ISO standards, but also in user groups and technical committees like the European Color Initiative (ECI), the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) and the PDF Association.
Callas has just announced that version 9.3 of pdfToolbox has been released, and we took the opportunity to look more into pdfToolbox as well as other solutions from Callas. We also interviewed Dietrich von Seggern, the relatively new Managing Director at Callas, about his view of today’s graphic arts market, especially the needs in prepress workflows.