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Enfocus announces PitStop 2020 workflow automation software

Enfocus announces PitStop 2020 workflow automation software

Enfocus has announced the upcoming release of PitStop Pro and PitStop Server 2020 workflow automation software – the go-to tools for print service providers and large format printing.

Andrew Bailes-Collings, Senior Product Manager at Enfocus says that PitStop Pro and PitStop Server 2020 will be released this month with a long list of new features and improvements.  

Among the highlights is a new break-through patent pending Enfocus technology that uses Computer Vision techniques. This enables PitStop Pro and Server to ‘see’ the visual content of a PDF file. What that means is, PitStop will be able to look for images, and graphical shapes such as logos to check if they are present or absent in a PDF file. The technology can even flag cropped or partial images that may occur in the file, and has options for size and rotation. This new technology has special value when files have particular legal or design restrictions such as a corporate identity or compliance rules.

Also new in PitStop 2020 is the ability to trace raster elements to create a vector shape. Customers will find it valuable when creating varnishes, under prints or digital cutting paths.

Other enhancements include:

- The ability to overlay and merge one PDF document onto another to making a single document, while using variables for placement, resizing and opacity options.

-  Find and replace text added as an Action List feature which will allow users to automate search and replace text operations using variables in PitStop Pro and PitStop Server.

- A totally new check for bleed using a page-based approach as opposed to an object-based technology used in older versions.

- The ability to copy graphics and add pages using variables that greatly increase the automation possibilities in PitStop Server, especially when used in a Switch environment.

Customers purchasing a new copy of PitStop Pro or Server 2019 with maintenance prior to the release of PitStop 2020 will automatically receive a copy of the 2020 version when released. Current PitStop users on older versions who upgrade with PitStop Pro or Server 2019 with a maintenance contract, will also be entitled to the 2020 version.

 

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