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Enfocus Connect 2018 focuses on providing a cost effective toolset to help anyone involved in creating, quoting or producing PDFs for print. Connect 2018 offers a collection of pre-set personal workflow applications that can perform a variety tasks such as adding bleeds, checking image resolution (quality), scaling documents, and more. In addition, Connect 2018 has an all-new backbone which includes compatibility with Enfocus Pitstop Pro 2018, and 64 bit compatibility for the new MacOSX, and a new web engine improving web form compatibility for HTML job tickets.
“PDF preflight, and correction is in our DNA as a company” said Wim Fransen, managing director of Enfocus. “The Connect product family focuses on combining the most powerful PDF creation technology with Pitstop and file delivery to build personal automation tools that can be used to perform a variety of tasks relevant to graphic arts file creation and professional printing.”
“PDF preflight, and correction is in our DNA as a company. The Connect product family focuses on combining the most powerful PDF creation technology with Pitstop and file delivery to build personal automation tools that can be used to perform a variety of tasks relevant to graphic arts file creation and professional printing.”
Wim Fransen, Managing Director, Enfocus
Task automation is all about automating common tasks for individual graphic art creators and print service provider professionals to prepare PDFs for print. Connect creates workflow apps for MacOS or WindowsOS that help individual contributors perform more complicated or repetitive tasks. Automated tasks can be as simple as creating consistent PDFs for print to performing several more complicated tasks such as scaling documents, adding bleeds and removing rich blacks. Most anything that can be done with Pitstop Pro can be automated with Connect.
“What’s important about the apps created by Connect is that they can simplify complex processes for users who are not technical. For example, a customer service representative (CSR) at a print service provider currently sends jobs to prepress to have them checked for common issues which takes time and resources. However, with a Connect app like the ones included with Connect, a CSR can just drag and drop a PDF onto the App and get the same information without going to prepress — A real time saver and it allows them to service customers much quicker”.
Michael Reiher, Product Manager, Enfocus
Connect includes several predefined automated Apps for designers and print service providers.
For print service providers: