Are the PDF/A space requirements a show stopper for archiving?

Nadine Schuppisser // September 23, 2014

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A PDF/A document requires that all resources such as fonts, color profiles, etc. must be embedded in the file. The archiving of transactional documents can be nightmare because such documents are usually short by nature and contain huge number of copies of the same Frutiger font, sRGB color profile and company logo. Many archives therefore prefer TIFF over PDF/A when it comes to born-digital documents. But that is certainly not the idea of a uniform standard. How can this problem be solved?

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