Marketing Content Specialist at Enfocus
John brings a unique perspective, leveraging nearly thirty years of print production experience, technical savvy and an enthusiastic creativity. An understanding of user experience beginning in the early days of Pitstop and on through to building web-to-print workflows for commercial print positions him to provide a valuable viewpoint of Enfocus products. He is a self-proclaimed Switch Enthusiast, enjoys good XML and quiet walks from Web to Print.
When a file gets deep into production and there needs to be some correction, whether it’s customer requested or customer induced, it’s not really necessary to go back to native files. It’s arguable that doing so may introduce more opportunity for error as well as add days to a job. Afterall, a car doesn’t leave a race when it’s low on fuel. It makes a pitstop.
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.
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.
I took my first dive into Switch Scripting and ended up in the kiddie pool.
Enfocus was a Silver Sponsor of the 2019 Avanti User Group Conference in Nashville. The event was graciously hosted at the Loews Vanderbilt hotel, where Avanti Classic and Avanti Slingshot® users engaged in four days of insights, announcements and round-table discussions.
Take a look at how Avanti Slingshot® Print MIS, integrated with Enfocus Switch, can be used to automate online PDF proofing.
Graphics Canada Expo 2019 is here and gone. The event was busy and rewarding. We met some old friends and gained some new ones. We would like to say, “Thank you,” to everyone who came by the booth and took the time to speak with us about their automation needs. It was, as it always is, great to spend time with our technology and solution partners.