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Setting a New Standard in Prefl ight The latest version of Enfocus' (Booth 2167) PDF quality control software, PitStop 13 update 2, includes customer driven enhancements that give users in a variety of markets the ability to prefl ight even the most complex PDFs. “Since its introduction, PitStop has supported PDF users in Graphic Arts by giving them the tools to detect and correct errors in their PDFs before they become big mistakes in production. The release of PitStop 13 update 2 will expand the benefi ts of this solution. By using new industry standards–and our own innovation–we can now offer extended prefl ight capabilities to handle even the most complex PDFs in markets such as packaging, large-format, and labelling. We look forward to showing attendees in all markets what the latest PitStop version can do for their operations,” says Andrew Bailes-Collins, Senior Product Manager at Enfocus. The ISO/DIS 19593-1 Graphic Technology Standard originated with the Ghent PDF Workgroup, and is now on its way to becoming an international standard for the Graphic Arts industry. The purpose of this standard is to bring conformity to how the layers and objects of a PDF should be managed or constructed. Ensuring consistency in these areas is critical for printers who do “extra” work on printed content, such as complex fi nishing, varnishing, embossing, braille, or barcodes to name a few examples. PitStop 13 update 2 will include several new Actions and default Action Lists that introduce users to this new standard and provide details on the benefi ts that this standard can bring to printers in all of these markets. These new Actions can be used in conjunction with existing PitStop prefl ight and correction functionality, to really extend the Prefl ight possibilities when creating or using an ISO 19593-1 based workfl ow. These Actions will include: • Action to select layers by ISO 19593-1 processing steps: This lets the user select certain layers that have processing step metadata attached to them. • Action to change layers to ISO 19593-1 processing steps: This action enables the user to make a layer in a PDF fi le into one that conforms to the ISO 19593-1 standard. • Action to check layers for ISO 19593-1 processing steps: It checks if specifi c layers conforming to ISO 19593-1 are present in a PDF fi le. If the layers are not present, a warning or error can be generated. Packaging prefl ight functionally Using PitStop 13 update 2, users can perform packaging-specifi c prefl ight checks on PDF fi les created with Esko applications. When Esko PDF fi les are created, they include metadata that describes some of the attributes of objects and inks within the PDF fi le. Using this Esko-generated metadata, Enfocus has added some specifi c Actions and standard Action Lists that can check barcodes and inks. Updated libraries This new release of PitStop will support the updated Pantone libraries, including the 112 latest colors. In addition, to help overcome issues that are created by changes to the Pantone Libraries within Adobe InDesign regarding alternate color spaces, the Pantone Plus Solid Coated and Uncoated libraries will also be available with both LAB and CMYK alternate colours, allowing users to decide which alternate color space they would prefer to use. Icon support for Retina displays Users of Acrobat DC will be familiar with the yellow and red Lego blocks that appear when using PitStop Pro with a Retina display. Adobe has now released support for third party plugin icons for in Adobe Acrobat DC update 3 or higher, and Enfocus is pleased to include them in this release. The PitStop icons have also been updated within Acrobat DC to refl ect the new ‘fl at’ design style. Improvements to prefl ight restrictions To give users a more focused and accurate prefl ight routine, Enfocus introduced Prefl ight Restrictions in PitStop 13. In PitStop 13 update 2, Enfocus will speed up this process by allowing a restriction to be remembered, which means it does not have to be re-calculated every time it is needed. This provides a signifi cant increase in performance when using Restrictions. PitStop 13 update 2 also includes these additional new features: • New Action Lists can now be created directly within the Prefl ight Profi le editor • Improved usability when assigning objects to layers and showing image resolution in the Prefl ight Navigator • Improvements to the PitStop rasterizing engine, with particular functionality for conversion of PDF fi les with ‘white lines’ caused by transparency fl attening • New Actions for reducing PDF fi le size by removing attachments and metadata • New Action to convert shadings to images to reduce the complexity of PDF fi les • New Action to insert N’th pages (2nd, 3rd, 4th etc.) • The latest Ghent PDF Workgroup 2015 Prefl ight Profi les Tap… Tap… Tap… the Mobile Show App So much to see! So much to do at this year’s show! Where do you begin? Start by creating your customized show plan with the online My Show Planner tool (http://graph16. mapyourshow.com/7_0/login/login.cfm). With My Show Planner, access the information you need right from the show’s Website to create your personalized schedule of: • Booth visits • Education sessions • Meetings, and • All of the networking events you want to be sure not to miss. Next, you can always print out your personalized schedule and bring it with you to the show—and now you can also download the new GRAPH EXPO 16 Mobile App. The mobile app is your instant onsite resource for navigating your way through the show providing these key features: • Search Exhibitors, Products & Show Floor Features • Research Conferences, Seminars & Co-located Events • Access YOUR personalized My Show Planner from the Show Floor • View an Interactive Map of the Orange County Convention Center–North Hall, plus • Receive up-to-date Show News, and connect to the show’s Social Media. Download the app today from iTunes and the Google Play store. Bonus: your online planner will automatically sync with the Offi cial GRAPH EXPO 16 Mobile Show App. (For iOS and Android) 36 | September 28, 2016 | GRAPH EXPO 16 Offi cial Show Daily | PrintingNews.com


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