Artifex 4th Quarter 2017 Newsletter

Artifex Update – 4th Quarter 2017

As 2017 comes to a close we’d like to express our sincere gratitude to our clients, customers, and partners for your continued business and trust in our company and products.
It’s been a busy few months here at Artifex Software. Not only did we move our headquarters, we’ve recently released significant updates to Ghostscript, MuPDF, and SmartOffice. Read on for a glimpse as to what we’ve been up to.
The Artifex Software Team

Ghostscript 9.22 Update Release

Artifex proudly released its sixteenth full release in the Ghostscript and GhostPDL 9.xx series. Customers interested in evaluating this latest
Ghostscript release can do so by visiting our Ghostscript download web site. Those interested in licensing the commercial version of Ghostscript should contact us at 

The First PDF interpreter to Support the New PDF 2.0 Standard

This new version of Ghostscript supports the recently released PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2) specification. PDF 2.0 is the next generation of the standard Portable Document Format, and this new specification marks the first major update in the post-Adobe world of PDF.
With the release of version 9.22, Ghostscript becomes the first and only non-Adobe PDF solution that supports the reading and rendering of documents in the new PDF 2.0 specifications. Updates to the Ghostscript code base include UTF-8 improvements, Page-level Output Intents, Black point compensation, and Halftone origin.

MuPDF 1.12 Update Release

With the release of MuPDF 1.12, we’ve made a few notable improvements including, an easier to use Android SDK, color management functionality, structured text output and improved documentation. MuPDF now includes full ICC Color support, so you are sure to get correct color reproduction of your images on screen and in print.

Ask and You Shall Receive

In response to customer interest in better understanding the MuPDF C library, Artifex engineer Robin Watts has authored “MuPDF Explored,” which provides comprehensive coverage of the design and implementation of MuPDF. While serving as developer documentation, this work in progress will also delve deeply into the internals of the library. “MuPDF Explored” is distributed with the latest release of MuPDF 1.12 and is updated regularly. Look for enhanced documentation for MuPDF on our website in the coming months.

Next Generation SmartOffice

SmartOffice has been redesigned to provide a more intuitive, easy-to-use workflow with a sleek new look inspired by the familiar UI of a desktop Office document. SmartOffice 3.0 offers the same powerful features with an enhanced user experience. Look for additional feature enhancements in the coming months.
Over 350 million copies of SmartOffice have been shipped or downloaded since its creation. We offer the truest, most accurate representation of Microsoft Office documents available on a mobile app. Our small app size and screen display that adapts to fit your smartphone or tablet makes SmartOffice the perfect match for today’s on-the-go world.

SmartOffice for Enterprise

SmartOffice DevKit is a full-featured, mobile productivity suite designed for today’s mobile devices and workers. Solve the BYOD dilemma! When integrated into your company’s mobile security platform, SmartOffice DevKit provides a secure way for mobile users to work with MS Office documents regardless of device. SODK provides all the functionality and features of our SmartOffice app but allows organizations to customize the interface to fit with the desired brand UI.
For more information about SmartOffice for Enterprise, please contact Kate DeGennaro,

For Ghostscript and MuPDF sales inquiries, please contact Scott Sackett. For general Artifex Software inquiries, please contact Lisa Fenn.