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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.

20 Apr 2020 by Piet De Pauw

How online printers can build up profit margins by automating prepress

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.

9 Apr 2020 by John Dean

Enfocus Virtual Safari Session One

State of the industry during a pandemic

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.

30 Mar 2020 by HP PrintOS Composer Team

HP PrintOS Composer for Enfocus Switch

New Switch App for HP PrintOS VDP

17 Mar 2020 by John Dean

Enfocus and HP collaborate for integration success

HP Indigo with Enfocus Switch

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.

16 Mar 2020 by Tim Bernaerdt

Enfocus helps with working from home

Enfocus helps with home-work

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.

12 Feb 2020 by Piet De Pauw

PitStop Server with Switch Core

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.

31 Jan 2020 by John Dean

DigitalPrinting.co.uk automates W2P with Switch

Three-time award winner

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.

18 Dec 2019 by John Dean

First Switch Scripting Experience

I took my first dive into Switch Scripting and ended up in the kiddie pool.