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    Pitstop 11 add marks to trim box issue

    Just saw this, will do, thanks Glenn
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    A BRAND NEW Enfocus product, and it's not for Prepress!

    Thanks. Feedback has been excellent, and we have already exceeded our initial target of sign-ups for the public beta. Looking forward to getting it out there.
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    Easiest way to fix broken/corrupt/weird PDFs?

    If you've only got a few files then you don't need PitStop Server. PitStop Pro will do the job and has the same functionality, it's just manual instead of automatic. You probably need different solutions for different files, so manual might even be a better approach. 30 day trial available...
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    A BRAND NEW Enfocus product, and it's not for Prepress!

    Your customer service and sales people on the other hand might find it very useful, Our new tool is designed for customer-facing staff at printing companies. It will empower them to easily assess incoming jobs and give feedback in a minute. We will disclose what it does, how we're calling it...
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    Do I finally need to switch to Acrobat DC for PitstopPro 2020?

    We held on as long as we could. Remember Adobe stopped supporting it in 2017. It just became too difficult technically to sustain Acrobat XI any more.
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    Crop larger

    I’m not sure how familiar you are with the inner workings of PDF, so here are a couple of screenshots that will help explain. This is all about Page Boxes. Firstly you have the Media Box. This is always the largest Box, and if you think of a PDF as an electronic document, think of the Media Box...
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    All the PitStop 2020 promotional movies in one place

    PitStop 2020 movies Movie Two is already posted in a separate thread, but here are the three promotional movies for the upcoming PitStop 2020 release this month Movie One Movie Two Movie Three
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    CSR and Prepress roles merging (a little)?

    Somethings never change, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't try. This is a growing trend we see to speed up the time of jobs to press. Interested to hear if there are any other views or experiences about this?
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    PitStop 2020 - Check if visual content exists!

    Check if visual content exists By utilizing computer vision, a technology that is used in automated manufacturing and future technologies like self-driving cars, PitStop now allows you to check if defined graphic shapes are present or missing from a PDF. This action can also detect the number of...
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    Enfocus providing free PitStop Pro licenses and e-learnings to help our customers during the COVID-19 crisis

    Incidentally, if anybody is going to do this, this is where your action lists, preflight settings and global changes live. Just in case you want to replicate your office installation at home. Move your preferences and custom Preflight Profiles, Action Lists, Global Changes, ... to the new...
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    Enfocus providing free PitStop Pro licenses and e-learnings to help our customers during the COVID-19 crisis

    With the coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to escalate around the world, we have been thinking about what we can do as a part of the print industry to help our customers in this uncertain period. Of course, we have limited impact on this pandemia, but we want to help in any way that we can...
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    Hardest Pitstop Server / Switch question ever...

    Additionally, using a free app from the Switch App Store. If the names of the colors are in the filename and the filename is structured using for example underscores, you can use the free app StringSplitter to have a set of private data variables with the names of the inks and these can be...
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    Hardest Pitstop Server / Switch question ever...

    Two bits of feedback from the team. BTW not the hardest question by a very long way. :) You can create a variable set in Switch with a dynamic variable. This variable's value would need to be of type 'Text with variables' and value (for example, but depending on your filename)...
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    CSR and Prepress roles merging (a little)?

    To those of you that have already emailed me, thank you. I will reply to your mails asap. Personally, and from various discussions over the last years, I think change in this area is inevitable, even if it hasn't happened for some of you (yet). Shorter run lengths Lower margins Faster Presses...
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    CSR and Prepress roles merging (a little)?

    Hi all. I’m hearing more and more about CSR’s getting involved in PDF file handling and even basic file checking. The goal being to speed up the process of getting jobs into the company, and not having to wait for prepress to give feedback. If you’re doing this, or even thinking of doing this I...

Automatically Autonomous Automation

Automatically Autonomous Automation
Although the autonomous car is not quite ready, a lights out print operation is something you can do right now if you have a comprehensive Print MIS (Management Information System). The advantages can put money on your bottom line. So what’s your next step? Link to Article