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Enfocus PDF Workflow & Productivity Tools

We offer the full suite of Enfocus PDF technology products to accompany our scheduled and bespoke courses and project consultancy for the specialist area of PDF workflow productivity. Details of the key tools of PitStop Professional, PitStop Server and Switch are included below and we are able to assist with any level of Enfocus product deployment planning including the option to provide remote demonstrations of the workflow tools.

The mix of Enfocus training courses, PDF Workflow services and Enfocus software tools enables us to provide clients with bundle discounts to offer the best value to make your PDF workflow more productive.

PitStop Professional 2017

PitStop Pro, the industry-standard for PDF preflight & editing, allows users to correct typographic errors, change colour spaces, modify incorrect page geometry and fix dozens of other PDF problems.

PitStop Pro 2017 has everything you need for quick and easy adjustments of PDF images or blends for print, online or archival purposes. You no longer need to export images to Photoshop or Illustrator and re-import when carrying out enhancements to improve print quality or fix incorrect files. Once changes are made to images, you can immediately preview the results, saving you crucial time when it matters.

PitStop Professional 12 ImagePitStop Pro 2017 enables you to edit all image formats and colour spaces supported by the PDF format. PitStop Pro 2017 can even edit images that cannot be easily edited in any other way, such as those that include spot colour, duotone, tritone and other Device-N colour spaces. Image adjustments can be applied to single images, multiple images, or all images within a PDF file. The new image editing options are also available as Actions in PitStop Pro, so they can be added to Preflight Profiles or Action Lists to automate repetitive image corrections for your own production requirements.

Price: £694

PitStop Server 2017

PitStop Server takes the power of PitStop Professional to an automated level; using convenient watched folder architecture and allows you to automate inspection and correction of PDF files.

PitStop Server automates optimising and increasing the quality of PDF files for different purposes like printing, web, trouble-free viewing on iPad or even long-term archiving. PitStop Server offers significant opportunities to automate your production processes as it brings editing and correction to the next level without requiring user interaction. Embed fonts, convert or remap colours, renumber pages, set correct page boxes, apply stamps, insert cover pages, move, rotate, and scale objects  these are just a few of the possibilities. Built-in transparency flattening options allow you to ensure consistent results when outputting to different devices.

An extensive preflight engine enables you to check for potential problems e.g. font problems, low image resolution, colour issues, etc. Ink coverage problems can be detected while taking transparency, overprint settings, overlapping items and layers into account.

Pitstop Server 12 ImagePitStop Server can automatically generate a full preflight report that lists all problems found in your files. You can specify XML or annotated PDF reports as well as the same user-friendly preflight reports created in PitStop Pro. Preflight and corrections can also be driven by job specific information such as JDF or XML job tickets. Fast and correct linking of the PDF with a customers job specific requirements makes your service quicker and more accurate. Enfocus gives your company the competitive edge to work smarter and win more business.

Integrate PitStop Server in your workflow: PitStop Server 2017 fits seamlessly into Enfocus Switch to provide preflighting and auto-correction of PDF files in a more fully automated workflow. Automatically download PDF files from FTP servers or receive them through email, preflight them and notify your customers of problem files, these are only a few of the extended capabilities Switch brings to PitStop Server.

The CLI (command-line interface) included with PitStop Server 2017 allows integration of the preflight and auto-correction capabilities with standard settings wherever needed.

Price: £3,124

Enfocus Switch 2017

Automate your PDF Workflow with Enfocus Switch modular workflow solution. 

Switch is a modular software solution that integrates with existing systems and drives third party applications to speed up job processing, reduce errors, and automate repetitive tasks. Automating tasks with Switch frees up your staff’s time so they can focus on new revenue-generating activities.

Switch eliminates the need for people to perform repetitive tasks associated with receiving and sorting files. It automatically downloads files from one or more FTP servers, receives them as email attachments, or handles hot folders. It then sorts files into different folders or transmits them to the appropriate destination in a flexible manner, so that each is ready for further processing or archiving. 

Enfocus Switch 12 ImageAll of this functionality is driven by an easy-to-use interface that depicts your workflow using visual elements to represent locations and processes. You can create flows by answering a few questions using the flow wizard, import ready-to-use flows from the Crossroads community website or build your own flows interactively with the wide range of communication and file handling tools available in Switch.

Using optional modules, Switch enables automation and integration of popular third party applications used in the creative, prepress and production industries as well as MIS, DAM, Web-to-Print and database systems. Switch is a robust and reliable solution—even in demanding environments—and scalability and intelligence can be enhanced with optional scripting, database and metadata modules.

Bottom line: The new modular approach expands the reach of Switch automation through the entire publishing and digital content creation process. Switch manages your workflow from creation through production and delivery, independent of file format, and allows you to choose the right functionality to meet your business needs—today and in the future.

Price: £2,173 for Switch Core Engine. Check for pricing bundle options including additional modules.

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