Connect 11 Family Creates and Delivers Perfect PDFs
GHENT, BELGIUM—June 11, 2013—Enfocus, creator of the PDF preflight and editing standard, PitStop Pro, has announced the new Connect 11 product family. Enfocus Connect 11 combines PDF creation and quality control with hassle-free file delivery for the graphic arts professional. There are two editions in the family, Connect YOU for designers and Connect ALL for service providers or creative organizations that work with many outside clients. Connect 11 will be available in the third quarter of 2013.
Streamlining consistent file delivery between designer and service providers
Creating a PDF from most applications is not a huge challenge but ensuring that it is a press-ready PDF for professional output still is. Connect 11 is designed to bridge the gap between creative and production professionals by helping designers deliver high-quality jobs right the first time, with no IT or PDF skills required. This saves valuable time in production and helps avoid costly mistakes.
“What’s unique about Connect 11 is that it addresses the most common problems with PDF files at the source—on the designer’s workstation, where they can be easily fixed,” said Michael Reiher, Connect product manager at Enfocus. “By controlling the overall PDF creation process, and tying it to the correction and preflight capabilities of the built-in PitStop technology," continued Reiher, "common issues such as missing fonts, low-resolution images and other common problems are easily addressed before the PDF files are received for production."
Connect with quality
Enfocus Connect creates easy-to-use applets called Connectors, which sit on the user’s desktop and have all the necessary settings contained within them.
Connectors can be created that handle:
- One-click perfect PDF creation through Adobe Creative Suite or the print option of any other application, using Adobe Normalizer technology built into the Connector.
- Automatic PDF correction and enhancement based on Enfocus PitStop Action Lists.
- PDF verification using Enfocus PitStop Preflight Profiles.
- Custom job ticket generation to help automate downstream processes.
- Secure, completely automatic delivery of PDF or any other file type to (S)FTP, HTTP, e-mail, or directly into an Enfocus Switch automated flow.
Connectors created with Connect can be easily customized to provide all of the features possible, or just a small sub-set. If necessary they can be set up by skilled professionals and then handed over to any user.