Manual editing tools such as PitStop Pro are amazingly powerful in correcting last-minute problems in PDF files and making them suitable for production. PitStop Server takes that same power to an automated level; using convenient watched folder architecture it allows you to automate inspection and correction of PDF files The opportunities with PitStop Server are much larger. It brings editing and correction to the next level as it doesn’t need user interaction. Correct text errors, convert colors, renumber pages, set correct page boxes, apply stamps, insert cover pages, move, rotate, and scale objects; are just a few of the possibilities. Transparency flattening allows you to ensure consistent results also when outputting to different devices.
An extensive preflight engine enables you to check for potential problems e.g. font problems, low image resolution, color issues,... Ink coverage problems are detected while handling transparency, overprint settings, overlapping items and layers correctly.
Of course PitStop Server is built on the industry-standard Enfocus preflight engine to check all aspects of your PDF files and supports standards such as PDF/X and the Ghent PDF Workgroup specifications but also allows you to use the profiles created by your publisher or printer.
You can generate a full preflight report that lists all problems found in your files. Next to the same user-friendly preflight reports as PitStop Pro, it enables you to create XML or annotated PDF reports. Embedded Certified PDF technology digitally signs your PDF files to ensure their quality and include the preflight results.
PitStop Server fits seamlessly into Enfocus Switch to provide preflighting and auto-correction of PDF files in a bigger automated workflow. Automatically download PDF files from FTP servers or receive them through email, preflight them and notify your customers automatically of problem files, are a few of the possible extensions to PitStop Server.
When more integration is in order, the CLI (command-line interface) included with PitStop Server makes it a breeze. An easy mode allows instant integration of the preflight and auto-correction capabilities with standard settings, while the advanced mode allows full customization using an XML-driven integration.
Check out this article to see which version of PitStop Server is compatible with which version of Switch.