Ghent Workgroup releases PDF Specification for Packaging

28 April 2016

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has released the GWG2015 PDF Specification for print and packaging production. This PDF Specification describes file setting and workflow processing requirements necessary to achieve the highest quality production and exchange efficiency of PDF files. Compliance guarantees quality consistency across the supply chain up to printing and publishing.
GWG has also announced its GWG2015 PDF Specification for Packaging. This specification addresses offset, gravure and flexographic printing. Built upon the ISO PDF/X-4 standard, the PDF Specification for Packaging addresses the specific issues relevant to package and label production (Press Release GWG, 19 April 2016).
Click here for the press release and to download the PDF Specifications after filling in your e-mail address.
The World Packaging Standardisation Newsletter (WPSN) keeps you informed about the developments in international packaging standards. For NVC members there are no costs involved.
Click here for more information about the NVC Course Printing of Packaging.
Click here for more information about the NVC Project Innovation in Packaging Print.

If you have any questions about this subject, please contact us:, +31-(0)182-512411. This item is also included in our monthly overview, the NVC Members-only Update.