Have you ever printed thousands of copies of a faulty PDF?
Ever crossed your fingers, hoping the file you're about to print is okay?
Do you spend hours checking customers' PDF files for errors?
PitStop Pro is your solution for these problems!
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What PitStop Pro does
PDF Quality Control (Preflight)
Tired of manually checking every page of a PDF for errors? PitStop Pro automatically detects pretty much every possible error in PDF files.
Not only does PitStop Pro detect errors, it also gives you the possibility to fix them yourself or have it done automatically.
PitStop Pro also lets you manually edit almost everything in a PDF file without leaving Adobe Acrobat.
A long history of success!
• 130.000 happy customers worldwide
• Industry standard for PDF quality control since 1997, multiple award winner
• Rated 9/10 by customers (based on surveys among PitStop Pro users)
According to our customers:
For print output, the image resolution needs to be higher than for viewing a PDF on a screen. Otherwise you will see jagged edges and artifacts in the image.
PitStop Pro detects low resolution images in PDF files and gives you a warning.
Unintended RGB images in PDF files can cause unexpected results after processing. The images can be of low quality, the final printed color can be incorrect and there may even be a color shift.
PitStop Pro checks PDF files for RGB objects and automatically converts them to CMYK if you want it to.
If a file that contains images or content that extend to the edge of the page, and it contains no or not enough bleed, white borders can appear after cutting the sheets.
PitStop Pro checks PDF files for missing bleed.
New in PitStop Pro 13 PitStop Pro can also automatically add bleed to a PDF file.
Numerous problems can occur with fonts:
PitStop Pro checks PDF files for missing fonts and automatically embeds font from the cloud using the Monotype Baseline service.
PitStop Pro checks PDF files for too small text objects and gives you a warning.
Ever seen a job where a white element looks great on the screen or paper proof, but suddenly disappears when on press? White elements could be set to "overprint", which means that the white ink will be output on top of the inks below and basically disappear.
PitStop Pro checks if white elements are set to overprint and can automatically set them to "knock-out" if wanted.
Excess ink coverage causes marking from one sheet to another and long drying times, and it increases the risk of spoilage. Wet paper can lead to registration issues and can cause you to have to slow the performance of a press to ensure the final printed quality.
PitStop Pro can automatically reduce ink coverage if it's too high.
Although transparency is now a widely accepted functionality within most design and page layout applications, many printing companies are still wary of PDF files containing transparency and like to give them specific attention to ensure they are processed and imaged correctly.
PitStop Pro checks PDF files for transparency.
Layers can be visible or hidden. If your proofer or your RIP doesn't support PDF v1.5 or higher and there are layers in the PDF, they will be placed on top of each other. If a file contains a hidden layer that is set to "Always print", it will be printed.
PitStop Pro checks PDF files for hidden layers.
Most designers like to work with spot colors (e.g. Pantone), especially in logos. But in many cases, these logos need to be printed using only CMYK ink, because an extra "dedicated" ink for the spot color is too expensive.
PitStop Pro checks PDF files for spot colors and automatically converts them to CMYK if you want it to.
How do you define a nice deep ("rich") black, one that won't cause trouble on a printing press?
Every company has their own recipe for a nice black. But a black that carries too much ink can be a problem for some printing methods. A black that's too heavy can cause web breaks on a web press and marking or set-off.
PitStop Pro can reduce or standardize the Rich Black values to your own values.
When an airplane is about to take off, the pilot runs a "pre-flight" checklist to test if everything is working. If not, the plane could crash and the plane won't leave the tarmac to avoid a potential catastrophy.
Millions of printers worldwide do exactly the same thing with PDF files. Before a PDF file goes into production, it is checked for all sorts of errors which could cause bad results in print. If errors are found, the PDF file is sent back to the creator to fix. If not, the PDF file could cause errors in print, causing missed deadlines or even costly reprints.
Don’t let missing fonts hold up your job! Download fonts from the cloud via the Monotype Baseline service.
Embedding a font means that the font will be attached to the PDF file so that it can “travel” from design to every computer, workflow or RIP without problems. If the font is not embedded, all kinds of viewing, processing and output problems can arise. Additionally, you will not be able to edit the text. PitStop Pro ensures that every single character of the font is available for your job on every system it is viewed on. Your job will be fully viewable and editable, and it will output the way it was intended. If a missing font is not available on your system, you can easily download it from the cloud via the Monotype Baseline service.
When you need to play it safe: convert fonts to outlines.
Converting fonts to outlines means that your characters will be replaced with a line art in the type characters’ shape. You may want to convert fonts to outlines to ensure that your text is printed or displayed exactly “as is”.
Simply select the font you’d like to replace, and change the font in your PDF.
What should you do when a font needs to be replaced in a PDF and you don't have access to the native design files? Or what about times when a corporate identity changes and you have a bulging catalog of PDFs that need to be updated, accordingly?
Change fonts in a PDF without leaving Acrobat. There’s no need to go back to the designer or to pull original files to make the changes within the native application. With Enfocus PitStop Pro, you can easily replace or change fonts in a PDF. Simply select the font you’d like to replace and choose another font.
No need to go back to the design application. With PitStop Pro you can edit text in a PDF.
With Enfocus PitStop, pre-media, prepress and print professionals can fix typos or make last-minute text changes in PDFs without having to go back to the designer or design application.
No more frustration. Editing and changing text in a PDF – once a major source of frustration and expense – is now an easy fix. Jobs are on time, presses continue running and everyone stays happy when you can edit text in a PDF at any stage – especially at the printer.
Cut & paste, as well as PitStop’s other functions, give you an easier time of editing and repurposing all of your image assets.
By providing these most frequently required layout abilities within PitStop itself, you can dramatically improve turnaround times and greatly reduce the recurrence – and frustration – of design and production interaction.
PitStop Pro makes resizing and reflowing any object in a PDF possible.
More page layout capabilities – such as resizing and reflowing text and images – are yours in PitStop Pro!
PitStop Pro is built to make PDFs as flexible and open as possible, and so our newest version offers functions that are otherwise found only in full-featured page layout software.
With PitStop, you’re no longer at the mercy of the person or company that created a PDF when you need to make changes.
If objects in a PDF are in the wrong color space, PitStop can convert them for you.
The world of color conversion is complex and often requires the input of specialists who understand the intricacies of the process. An image captured in RGB may look beautiful on your monitor, but in most cases it has to be converted to the correct color space for output: CMYK, Pantone, sRGB, etc.
Let PitStop do the conversion and get the color that was intended, no matter what the output is. In other words, you don’t have to worry about getting your image to be consistent in creation, output and display.
PitStop allows you to perform multiple image manipulations within a PDF.
With the PitStop Pro plug-in you can insert, change and remove images in a PDF, once again removing the need for the image creators to get involved.
Low resolution image detection
PitStop Pro can also spot low resolution images, and alert you to the need to replace them with high res versions prior to output. If you want, PitStop Pro can even automatically upsample the low-res image.
PitStop Pro lets you easily add page numbers to a PDF file.
You can even select your page number style to match your text for a consistent and sleek look.
PitStop Workgroup Manager enables PitStop Pro users to centrally manage and standardize presets:
The PitStop Workgroup Manager also manages Floating Licenses. Floating licenses allow PitStop Pro to be installed on any number of systems within a local area network, while only a certain number of systems can use PitStop Pro simultaneously.
PitStop Pro is saving time and money for the below and more
What customers say
"We love our automated solutions, but we also need to provide personal service to our customers. PitStop Pro is the perfect solution to achieve that. We take a quick look at the automated Preflight report and in addition, we offer to correct typos and other non-technical mistakes in the job."
IT-Manager / Graphic Designer, Skabertrang | Silkeborg Bogtryk
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