Articles tagged with: Switch

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Hit the Spot. Print Solutions #52 – October 2018

Alwan Labels Spot Switch

Hit the Spot. Print Solutions #52 – October 2018

Colour Engine is an expert when it comes to colour management, but it also helps customers to solve problems. When it comes to brand colours, Logos and product flavours it will help to maintain the consistency of the brand.

Print Solutions #52 – October 2018

Thursday, 07 September 2017

DG3 and Enfocus

Enfocus Switch

DG3 and Enfocus

Print and communications specialist, DG3 has been using Enfocus software for many years, so when faced with the challenge of implementing client specific workflows without increasing costs, DG3 was happy to turn to UK Enfocus reseller, Colour Engine for help. 

DG3’s Prepress Manager, Dax Britton, shares his thoughts and experience of integrating Enfocus Switch across the business:

“We were happy with PitStop Server and PitStop Pro but we had a hot-folder based workflow and needed more front-end capacity to take on new customers. When Colour Engine offered us a fully-supported 30-day trial of Enfocus Switch, we jumped at the chance!

 

Monday, 08 July 2013

Guide to help printers to achieve compliance to ISO 12647-2

12647-2 EFI Enfocus PDF Switch

Guide to help printers to achieve compliance to ISO 12647-2

Standardised Print Production (SPP) Guides

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This series of documents has been written to help improve print quality for colour documents printed on an analogue or digital colour press. SPP is a companion to ISO 12647-2, the international standard to defines process control requirements for offset printing. It is compatible with all of the certification schemes used throughout the world. This includes schemes from IDEAlliance in the US, the Swedish Printers Federation, the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), UGRA in Switzerland and Fogra in Germany.

SPP simplifies the implementation of ISO 12647-2. Properly applied, this standard helps printers and their customers to substantially reduce costs. ISO 12647-2 compliance improves colour management and workflow efficiencies throughout the supply chain, leading to better business performance and enhanced profitability.

SPP is a practical guide for implementing ISO 12647-2. It can help printers to establish their own quality control procedures for the company as a whole, in prepress and the press hall. The series explains the practical procedures to be applied in order to improve production quality. Print buyers and publishers can use SPP to improve their understanding of print processes, helping them reduce costs in file preparation, and enhancing colour quality.

There are four parts to the series: Document Preparation and Prepress, Setting Up the Press, Quality Management, and an Executive Summary.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013

PitStop Pro 12, New image and blend editing

Enfocus PDF Switch

PitStop Pro 12, New image and blend editing

Enfocus adds major image and blend editing capabilities to PitStop 12 family
New version allows users to truly edit everything in a PDF file without leaving PitStop Pro

ENF Blend-edting-in-PitStop-Pro

June 4, 2013 – Ghent, Belgium – New image and blend editing and correction
features are being added to PitStop Pro 12, the latest release of Enfocus’ flagship
PDF preflight and correction tools, due for release in September 2013. PitStop Pro
12 enables users to fix last-minute problems in seconds and improves the
efficiency of PDF editing workflows dramatically. PitStop Server 12, the automated
PDF processor, can now apply pre-set image enhancement Actions and also gains
the industry standard Adobe® transparency flattening engine as well as true 64-bit
operations for greater memory access. Customers purchasing or upgrading to
PitStop Pro / Server 11 as of today will be entitled to a free upgrade to PitStop Pro /
Server 12, until the actual release date.

ENF Image-curve-editing-in-PitStop-Pro

New editing tools in PitStop Pro 12 “With PitStop Pro 12, users can edit and correct images and blends without having to leave PitStop Pro and go into an external editor such as Photoshop® or Illustrator®,” says Bailes-Collins. “Once changes are made to images, you can immediately preview the results, saving you crucial time when it matters.” PitStop Pro 12 can even edit images that cannot be easily edited in any other way, such as those that include spot color, duotone, tritone and other Device-N color spaces. Image adjustments can be applied to single images, multiple images, or all images within a PDF file. The new image editing options are also available as Actions in PitStop Pro and PitStop Server, so they can be added to Preflight Profiles or Action Lists to automate repetitive image corrections for your own production requirements.

Overview of new editing tools:

Image curve editor

Brightness/contrast adjustment

Unsharp Masking (USM)

Blend editor

Besides the new editing tools, PitStop Pro 12 introduces a new ‘group/ungroup’ functionality to make overall editing much easier and more efficient. The new version also comes with a new ‘align objects tool’ that allows multiple selected objects to be easily aligned. This new functionality also allows spacing between selected elements to be equalized or standardized.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Switch 11 integrates with EFI RIP

EFI Enfocus PDF Switch

Switch 11 integrates with EFI RIP

EFI’s participation in the Enfocus Crossroads community allows users to 
take full advantage of Enfocus Switch Smart Automation within their large 
and super-wide print production workflows
January 22, 2013 – Ghent, Belgium – Enfocus announces its Enfocus Switch 11 can 
be setup to automatically connect to EFI’s Fiery®
XF or Colorproof™ XF RIP. This new automation capability will benefit a broad range of professionals involved in 
large to super-wide format printing such as ad agencies, prepress businesses, 
publishers, newspapers, packaging companies, full-service printing houses,
photographers and print shops. Connection to EFI’s Fiery® XF or Colorproof™ XF 
RIP is provided through a new configurator which comes standard with Switch 11 update 2 and later versions.

EFI is a market-leading provider of next-generation digital technology, offering a broad 
range of digital print and inkjet solutions as well as advanced business automation 
software. “Our mission is to lead the print industry’s transformation from analogue to 
digital color through best-in-class products, technology and services. The integration with 
Enfocus Switch enables our customers to bridge the gap between their existing workflow 
and the Fiery's wide format production and proofing systems seamlessly,” says Stefan 
Spiegel, General Manager of Fiery wide format production and proofing at EFI. 
“At Enfocus, we aim to be a world-class software vendor that provides solutions to the 
broad publishing market supporting end-to-end automation with an innovative modular 
and open approach," comments Angelo Manno, Global Account Manager Crossroads & 
OEM at Enfocus. "With EFI as a Crossroads partner, our customers can fully automate 
their digital print production workflows economically and without the need to manually 
intervene. This will reduce errors, streamline production and shorten time to market."
Enfocus Switch enables fully automated and highly efficient print production
Support for naming conventions, metadata, integration with databases, preflighting files, 
and more, helps customers take full advantage of Switch's Smart Automation features. 
Processed files are automatically routed to the appropriate RIP and output device for 
correct printing and finishing. Without any manual intervention, the correct settings for the 
output device will be used, such as color management, sheet size, rotation, scaling, 
nesting, tiling, step and repeat, footer, and finishing. EFI Fiery® XF is a high-performance RIP that reduces production time and unifies the handling of printing devices. It produces consistently accurate and vibrant colors and works with most major solvent, eco-solvent and UV printers such as EFI VUTEk®, EFI 
Wide Format, Epson, Canon, Mimaki, Mutoh and Roland printers.

 

Sunday, 08 September 2013

PitStop Pro 12, Released

Enfocus PDF Switch

PitStop Pro 12, Released

Enfocus adds major image and blend editing capabilities to PitStop 12 family
New version allows users to truly edit everything in a PDF file without leaving PitStop Pro

ENF Blend-edting-in-PitStop-Pro

June 4, 2013 – Ghent, Belgium – New image and blend editing and correction
features are being added to PitStop Pro 12, the latest release of Enfocus’ flagship
PDF preflight and correction tools, due for release in September 2013. PitStop Pro
12 enables users to fix last-minute problems in seconds and improves the
efficiency of PDF editing workflows dramatically. PitStop Server 12, the automated
PDF processor, can now apply pre-set image enhancement Actions and also gains
the industry standard Adobe® transparency flattening engine as well as true 64-bit
operations for greater memory access. Customers purchasing or upgrading to
PitStop Pro / Server 11 as of today will be entitled to a free upgrade to PitStop Pro /
Server 12, until the actual release date.

ENF Image-curve-editing-in-PitStop-Pro

New editing tools in PitStop Pro 12 “With PitStop Pro 12, users can edit and correct images and blends without having to leave PitStop Pro and go into an external editor such as Photoshop® or Illustrator®,” says Bailes-Collins. “Once changes are made to images, you can immediately preview the results, saving you crucial time when it matters.” PitStop Pro 12 can even edit images that cannot be easily edited in any other way, such as those that include spot color, duotone, tritone and other Device-N color spaces. Image adjustments can be applied to single images, multiple images, or all images within a PDF file. The new image editing options are also available as Actions in PitStop Pro and PitStop Server, so they can be added to Preflight Profiles or Action Lists to automate repetitive image corrections for your own production requirements.

Overview of new editing tools:

Image curve editor

Brightness/contrast adjustment

Unsharp Masking (USM)

Blend editor

Besides the new editing tools, PitStop Pro 12 introduces a new ‘group/ungroup’ functionality to make overall editing much easier and more efficient. The new version also comes with a new ‘align objects tool’ that allows multiple selected objects to be easily aligned. This new functionality also allows spacing between selected elements to be equalized or standardized.