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26 May 2020 by Christian Blaise

How to handle special characters in filenames using Switch

There are many cases where filenames can generate problems, especially between different operating systems (e.g. Mac or Windows) or when transferring files to a webserver. In particular, spaces, special characters, or diacritics in filenames can be wrongly translated or even avoid file saving.

11 May 2020 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

How to handle PDFs with layered versions using PitStop Server 2020

PitStop 2020 has a handy new feature. Using an Action List, it is now possible to overlay one PDF file onto another. Born from the Overlay PDF Action List is the Overlay PDF app available for free on the Enfocus Appstore. A related app, which is also free, is Split PDF Layers. Using a combination of these two, you can handle versioned PDF submissions in an automated way.

9 Jan 2019 by Piet De Pauw

Freebie alert! Check out the Enfocus Appstore

Stuck with a workflow challenge in Switch? It’s very possible that someone else has already found the solution and are sharing it through the Enfocus Appstore - and perhaps you can even get it for free! Catch a glimpse of the offerings here.

1 Mar 2018 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

Just knock it out! Tackling the challenges of reversed type

Getting white or light-colored text to really take center stage on a dark background can be one tricky task. In fact, reversed type or knockout text, as printers like to call it, not coming out right is one of the ten most common printing errors. Fortunately, printing reversed type is not just a matter of keeping your fingers crossed. There is plenty you can do in the prepress stage to get those white elements looking just as great in print as they do on screen.

1 Mar 2018 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

5 tips for designing and printing the best brochures

Brochures are not just about getting a message across. They’re about giving customers a tangible extension of a brand experience. Arguably one of the biggest challenges of designing a brochure is the fact that the information they present is time-sensitive. So, as a designer, you really need to pull out all the stops to achieve that wow impact and create something memorable. What’s more, no matter how great the design, the printing process is what really determines whether a brochure is going to be perceived as high-quality. 

4 Apr 2018 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

Serif vs sans serif? Let’s settle the battle once and for all

Choosing between serif vs sans serif is an age-old dilemma that still fazes many printers and graphic designers. Or, better said, it has been a dilemma ever since someone invented the first sans serif type, somewhere around 1925. Rumor has it, it had something to do with the Bauhaus Dessau designed by Herbert Bayer. Anyway, contrary to what many readers assume, the serif vs sans serif issue is not just a matter of taste. There is a strong case to be made for both types of font, depending on the context they’re used in.