Enfocus has released PitStop Pro 2019, PitStop Server 2019, and PitStop Library SDK – the latest versions of its PDF preflight, editing and correction software. Enfocus PitStop Pro is an interactive PDF quality control and editing tool that boosts prepress productivity. PitStop 2019 contains new and improved functionality developed from extensive customer feedback. A specific preflight profile for digital printers has been included that optimizes and reports the amount of ‘clicks’ each page will generate. Other new features reduce production “bottlenecks” and increase prepress efficiency by simplifying complex files. For example, the updated software provides a new way of manually selecting objects for editing that will greatly increase the efficiency of prepress operators. PitStop Pro 2019 also offers the ability to select specific elements within a PDF page (such as complex vector art), and rasterize only that selection. This allows users to simplify complex pages while maintaining high quality. When rasterizing multiple objects, another new function uses advanced logic to ensure that the visual appearance of the result is always maintained. This helps to ensure optimum quality while reducing the complexity of the document and the time it takes a RIP to process a file.
Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.