PDF Archive

What is PDF/A?

PDF/A is a format specialized for long-term preservation of electronic documents. It ensures all needed information is included to render the document exactly as the original in the future and on any system. PDF/A is now an ISO standard and recommended by public archives administrations and archiving companies worldwide.

Compared to standard PDF, PDF/A is much more restrictive. This is to ensure that the document is fully contained in the file. 

Advantages and benefits of PDF/A

  • All used fonts are included in the file: Text will always appear the same
  • Platform independence: Documents are ensured to look the same on any device
  • Full text search: Scanned documents can be made searchable through OCR
  • Colors are clearly defined and preserved
  • Metadata (information about the document) in a standard format is mandatory

How to convert and keep your archived documents in PDF/A

By using PixEdit software you ensure that all your electronic documents are compliant with the PDF/A standard.

  • PixEdit® Desktop is a powerful batch-scanning tool, which optimizes the scanned documents automatically and stores them in the PDF/A format
  • PixEdit® Converter Server automatically converts all existing electronic documents to PDF/A
  • PixJet® Virtual PDF Printer converts special types of documents to PDF/A by "printing" them from the original application


PixEdit® Server

Server service for automatic improvement of documents for electronic file storage

PixEdit® Converter Server

Automatic conversion and archiving of electronic documents

PixEdit® Desktop

A complete document scanning solution