Pitstop 13 updated

Enfocus has released the first update for its PitStop 13 preflight and workflow tool. New features include improved processing speed, support for adding grommets, preflight restrictions within a shape such as a cutter guide, and a new preflight profile for fixing PDFs created from Microsoft Office documents.

The Add Copied Graphic Action has been considerably improved to make it easier for users simplify the process of adding graphic objects and page furniture. One of the main uses for this feature is the placement of grommets for large format printing. It can also be used to distribute a defined number of objects across an area, and enable a step and repeat type of functionality.

This update also builds on the Restrictions functionality in the PitStop Preflight engine with a new Select Inside Contour feature, mainly aimed at label and packaging printers. This is a way of selecting objects only within a defined shape, such as a Dieline or a Cutter Guide. The Preflight check will then only check objects that are within or overlapping that shape, ensuring that technical or other non-printing objects such as a legend are ignored.

Enfocus has also addressed customer concerns over the Select Pages Action, which can now select pages by counting from the back of the document. It can also be used to select the cover, inside cover and text independently and apply different preflight checks to those pages as applicable. In addition an “Nth Page” selection has also been added.

Finally, it supports the latest Mac OS El Capitan and Windows 10. It comes with the latest ICC profiles from Fogra (FOGRA51 and 52), which are also available as Output intents, and Ghent Workgroup Preflight profiles for Packaging, based on the GWG2012 specification.





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