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.
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.
The Enfocus Virtual Safari 2020 kicked off recently. During the first week, Ludovic Martin, Senior Consultant – Digital Strategy and eCommerce, gave his insights on how prepress automation can help online printers in the price war.
The Enfocus Virtual Safari 2020 opening session was an informative hour. The roundtable discussion included industry panelists: Wim Fransen, Managing Director, Enfocus; Richard Romano, Chief Editor, WhatTheyTh!nk; Timothy Freeman, President, Printing Industries Alliance; and Jos Steutelings, Managing Director of VIGC.
Enfocus has been in partnership with HP for some time. HP develops a set of configurators for Enfocus Switch. They are plug-ins that allow Switch to communicate and send jobs using integrated HP technologies. The advantages of the partnership provide HP Indigo and Enfocus Switch customers with a solution that automates production from job order to output at press. Job receipt, preflight, processing and delivery to an Indigo are fully automated.
Working from home, wherever possible, has been recommended by the WHO (World Health Organisation) in an effort to create social distancing. The health of our communities is and should be a priority for everyone. If at all possible, please work from home. For those who are home-working, we are giving out temporary PitStop Pro licenses. PitStop Pro users should check their inbox for instructions.
Enfocus PitStop Server has been around a while. That’s because it works. And it works very well. In not so many words, it’s a centralized PDF validation and repair tool. Okay, maybe we should put it into more words. PitStop Server allows you to put all of your automated PDF preflight and correction on one server. That means anyone in your shop can drop files into hot folders and let PitStop Server run Preflight Profiles and Action Lists.
Each year, Earth Island conducts an awards event. The Solutions Awards are sponsored, in part, by Enfocus and in 2018, an Enfocus customer won the award in Solutions for Innovation. That customer is Northside Graphics Ltd from Belfast which owns DigitalPrinting.co.uk. Fast forward one year. We caught up with Jonathan Boyd, Prepress and Workflows Manager at DigitalPrinting.co.uk and had a little chat.