Enfocus releases PitStop Pro 2021

Richard Stuart-Turner
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Enfocus has released the latest version of its PitStop pre-flight, editing and correction software.

PitStop Pro 2021 includes new PDF editing and quality control features. Image: Enfocus
PitStop Pro 2021 includes new PDF editing and quality control features. Image: Enfocus

PitStop Pro 2021, PitStop Server 2021 and PitStop Library SDK 2021 are now available from the Belgian developer, which said it has listened to its customers to develop major new PDF editing and quality control features.

PitStop Pro 2021 allows users to check, clip and create bleed along a vector contour. Enfocus said this feature makes quick pre-press work of PDF files with dielines or digital cutlines.

“We made a huge leap forward with the way we're adding bleed to line-art. We no longer mirror content, we now extend the actual line-art. This is what an operator would do when manually editing a path,” said Enfocus senior product manager Andrew Bailes-Collins.

Also new is booklet imposition. While PitStop has a standard ‘action’ for breaking apart spreads, there will now be an additional action for creating printer or reader spreads.

Other PDF production relevant additions to PitStop include the ability to align and distribute objects – previously a manual action that can now be automated, and the ability to fix multiple font subsets to improve output performance.

Users can also now convert Type 3 fonts to normal page content, while another new action splits the stroke and fill of an object into two new objects.

One of the other new features, the ‘add hems and pockets action’, mirrors page content based on trim and bleed, which Enfocus said would be useful for large-format production.

“Thanks to the input that we get from our customers and our commitment to improve our products in their favour, PitStop is the go-to pre-press tool,” said Bailes-Collins.

Subscriptions for PitStop Pro 2021 cost £33 per month or £23.83 per month based on  a yearly payment. This includes all upgrades, tech support, access to all online training modules and the ability to manage subscriptions online.

A permanent license costs £670 as a one-time payment but does not include upgrades or tech support.

PitStop 2019 or 2020 users can upgrade their old license key with a one-time payment to receive the 2021 version at a discounted rate. Users with a license can also trade in their license key and get a discount on the first year of a subscription.

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