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Enfocus: A complete range of tools to create, edit and preflight PDF

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

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Birmingham, April 9th 2002 - At IPEX, Enfocus Software will present a complete range of products for handling PDF documents, from creation (Enfocus Instant PDF), over editing and preflighting (Enfocus PitStop Professional) to batch processing (Enfocus PitStop Server). Entry-level products (Enfocus PowerUp PDF and Enfocus WebPerfect PDF) cater to the needs of corporate PDF users. Enfocus core technologies, Certified PDF and PDF Profile, are recognised as important contributions to the graphics industry.  Certified PDF turns any PDF document into a "self-aware" file, and PDF Profile provides the world's most complete PDF creation, preflight and correction settings. Early in 2001, Medibel+, the organisation that unites the Belgian advertising sector, was the first to recommend the Enfocus Certified PDF standard to its member organisations, followed a few months later by Febelgra, the Federation of the Belgian Graphics Industry.  Next to appreciate the time and cost-saving benefits delivered by a common standard for graphic workflow was DAL TC, the Dutch technical commission governing the digital supply of data files.  Sicogif, the French National Association of the Graphical Communication and Printing Industry, has also moved in the same direction.  Enfocus is also valued by the leading workflow vendors in the Graphic Arts community. Agfa, CreoScitex, FujiFilm, EFI, Heidelberg, Screen Europe and others integrate Enfocus technology into their core solutions. Enfocus has developed a strong credibility as the provider of essential PDF tools. Enfocus products have received numerous industry awards, and continue to draw unanimous praise from users worldwide and within the media. Products to be demonstrated at Ipex are: Instant PDF PDFs can now be created with Enfocus Instant PDF, and an Enfocus Certified PDF workflow easily established. Instant PDF takes complete control of the creation process.  Several "print queues" can be easily set up from within Acrobat(r) and be used by any design program. Each "print queue" drives Adobe(r) Acrobat(r) Distiller providing the correct settings for quick and perfect PDF creation. Following file creation Instant PDF preflights the document using the PDF Profile defined in the "print queue" and immediately reports on the preflight status of the file. Enfocus PDF Profiles, supplied by Enfocus, standards organisations, a pre-press house, publisher or printer help you producing job-compliant PDFs. If the PDF is approved, job information can be entered and file destination defined such as, to a desktop folder, an email recipient and/or an FTP site. Any creator of PDFs will get a head start on flawless delivery, as well as benefiting from clear communication by using Enfocus Instant PDF at every step in the workflow process. PitStop Professional 5.0 Graphics professionals have relied on PitStop Professional for years as the most comprehensive and powerful tool available for editing and preflighting PDF documents. Enfocus PitStop Professional features a full range of interactive editing tools. Action Lists enable automated revisions to be made throughout the document. With the integration of new Enfocus PDF Profile and Enfocus Certified PDF technology, PitStop Professional provides total control over PDFs and takes away any ambiguity about responsibility. The Enfocus PDF Profile allows up to 140 checks and 70 correction capabilities. These checks allow full PDF/X compliancy. PitStop Professional enables engagement in an Enfocus Certified PDF workflow. The advantages are numerous: the PDF Profile is embedded in the file; each preflight is recorded, all edits are traced, different versions can be compared, etc. PitStop Professional also seamlessly integrates with the new user interface of Adobe(r) Acrobat(r) 5.0. PitStop Server 2.0 When a large volume of PDF documents need to be processed and monitored, Enfocus PitStop Server is the ideal solution. It stands alone as the most powerful automated, multi-document preflight and editing system available. The Enfocus PDF Profile capabilities are groundbreaking, while the comprehensive Action List library makes automated editing easier then ever. PDF preflighting workflow has never been so intuitive. Simply drop the PDF into a hot folder and Enfocus PitStop Server will automatically process the file. Depending on the result of the preflight process, the file is dropped into a "success", "caution", or "failed" folder. Enfocus Certified PDF technology is fully integrated in PitStop Server, making the PDF workflow even more reliable. A user-friendly interface makes set-up automatic, allows for quick access to the huge library of Action Lists, and makes managing hot folders a breeze. PitStop Server even has an email system that provides notification when a preflight check is completed successfully. For PitStop Server users that need to do "power edits" in the production stream, PitStop Professional is a perfect companion tool. Automate the PDF workflow for maximum throughput with Enfocus PitStop Server. PitStop Server is a "must have" tool for printers and publishers who receive high volumes of PDFs.




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