There is a certain test kit, called Altona Test Suite, which can be used to check, if a certain workflow system is PDF/x compatible.
Some information about Altona Test Suite: http://www.eci.org/eci/en/031_altona_test_suite.php
Download Altona Test Suite PDF documents and documentation: http://www.eci.org/eci/en/060_downloads.php
Using a recent version of ImageMagick (6.2.6) and GhostScript (8.53) and the Visual Altona Test Suite PDF or the Technical Altona Test Suite PDF the command
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convert Altona_Visual_1v2a_x3.pdf Altona_Visual_1v2a_x3.tif
I know that several workflow systems use GhostScript and GhostScript seems to be able to handle PDF/X documents (see http://www.ghostscript.com), but is it possible to raster/rip PDF documents and comply with the requirements of PDF/X resp. the Altona Test Suite (spot colors, overprinting etc.)?
Thanks a lot for your time!