Pitstop 11 add marks to trim box issue
Does anybody have workaround for default Pitstop 11 action "Add marks to trim box".
By default, action adds crop marks to trim box and offsets marks 1/16" which effectively reduces your bleed to 1/16".
I did not find any way to change this behaviour.
Our default bleed is 1/8" and we would want crop marks at same distance from the edge of the page.
When we want bleed to be 1/4", we would want crop marks to be offset the same amount.
As it is, I did not find way to control offset of crop marks and default really sucks.
I reported this to Enfocus but I have yet to hear back from them.
Edit the action
If you double click on the action or from the contextual menu find "edit" you can change the action for your workflow.
Hope this was helpful
Originally Posted by zoran
There is a built-in "Add Crop Marks" Action that I use. It is very customizable as to size and position of the marks (Edit is accessed by double-clicking or the fly-out menu). It actually adds Trim marks, but the terms seem to be interchangeable in this respect. Like you, I could not find how to customize the marks inside the "Add marks to trim box" action.
Are you guys on latest Pitstop 11?
From what I remember both "Add Crop marks" and editing action was easy and worked with previous versions.
Now with Pitstop 11 I have only "Add marks to trim box" action and I did not find way to edit it.
Can you export your action and post it to see if it will work in Pitstop 11 on Mac?
This is the Action (zipped) I am using in v11, been using since v7 or 8.
This is perfect
I wish Enfocus would listen and fix their default action or give us more options to tweak it.
Originally Posted by FileJockey
Enfocus do listen, and we make customer driven changes and improvements to our software every release.
Out of interest who/how did you post your request for a change?
We have many, many ways that you can contact us, forums like this one, facebook, various linkedin groups and of course directly.
if you contact me with a PM I will give you my direct email so we can discuss this and any other ideas for improvements you may have.
Senior Product Manager
After 4 days I did get response from Enfocus support and it was basically instruction to build your own action with message, default is default and it matches Adobe and Quark.
I thanked them and responded that I actually have gotten better support from another user on Printplanet who shared his action with me instead of telling me to build it from scratch.
I also pointed out that just because Adobe and Quark have bad defaults that does not mean Enfocus should too and instead they should improve their offering and better the other two companies.
After all, the reason we use Enfocus products in prepress is because they offer better tools that we prepress folks appreciate much.
I'm new in the forum!! Thanks for being here and sharing all of this.
I'm starting with PitStop's actions and a dude come around..
Does anybody knows how to add a new string variable with the color's name in the document??
I want to place this with the print marks that attached to my page.
Thanks and enjoy!
Trim marks for 5, 10, and 15 mm bleed
Thanks for all the input. Thought you'd might have a use for this: here are 3 eal's for adding crop marks to pdf's with 5, 10 and 15 mm bleed.