27 Mar 2019 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

Infographic: empowered by PitStop Data

Users who opted in to the PitStop dashboard after upgrading to 2018 have valuable metrics in-hand.

What do we do with all of that PitStop data? Make clever infographics. What you do with it makes your prepress more effective.

21 Sep 2018 by Piet De Pauw

Are you web-to-printing large format yet? Turn it into a USP!

One of the greatest innovations in today’s large format printing industry, web-to-print is transforming the way printers do business. Or, better said, the way many printers could be doing business. Despite the endless opportunities web-to-print creates, poor system integration and a lack of awareness are still slowing down mass-market adoption considerably. This article lines up the most critical success factors for any web-to-print service.

16 Jan 2018 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

Back to black: how to print ‘deep’ or ‘rich black’

Using black ink for offset printing can be a tricky business. We’ve all been there, scratching our heads when we see a supposedly jet black area turn out grayish, greenish or even bluish in print. Fortunately, graphic designers and printers have a few tricks up their sleeves to solve this common printing problem and create what is known in the printing industry as rich black or deep black.

31 Oct 2017 by Piet De Pauw

Color Space & PitStop: a perfect match  

There’s no denying it: color combinations are crucial when it comes to brand recognition.  Logos, advertising campaigns and general identities rely on specific and consistent colors in order to be successful.  Graphic designers and marketers spend a significant amount of time building a palette that will look awesome on a variety of output mediums, from packaging and promotional material to website graphics.  So, what does PitStop have to do with this, you ask?  Dependable content, that’s what!

11 Oct 2017 by Jeffrey Philips

Transparency in PDF: printing without those white lines

Transparency in PDF has been around since 2001, but still seems to be one of those technologies that people are uncomfortable using. To a lot of people (graphic designers included) transparency in PDF and the white lines it tends to generate on the monitor are a mystery, so we often get support questions and see forum posts about transparency issues. Allow us to give you chapter and verse on transparency, and on white lines in particular.

9 Aug 2016 by Jeffrey Philips

Thinking outside the page box: a guide to PDF page boxes

Support engineer Jeff explains what PDF page boxes are all about, and how you can check them in PitStop Pro.