Software for Building Winning Print Services
What are winning print services?
The judge of winning print services is customer loyalty. When your customers consistently receive an excellent service, their confidence in your business will grow and they will be likely to return. Enfocus develops the software for you to build consistent, expedient, quality print services. When your customers are happy, you are happy; and that makes us very happy. We provide the tools for PDF quality control, PDF editing and workflow automation.
Winning at integration
Building an efficient and error-free workflow from order to delivery means that you need to get your order entry, file receipt and job ticketing talking to your production systems. The integration challenge is where Switch excels. Switch handles instructions via XML and JDF natively, but it can also talk to your front-end via scripting. Switch communicates with many MIS systems. There is a community of experienced users and integrators available to assist you with the integration if needed. The Enfocus Appstore contains out-of-the box apps to connect to several systems. Many of these apps are inexpensive or free use.
Winning the prepress battle
The best way to make prepress more reliable and cost effective is to eliminate repetitive manuals steps. On board files, check them, proof them and pass them through using automation. When a file hits a hard stop in your process, such as wrong trim size or incorrect page count, then drop it into prepress for manual touches. Reduce the number of human-touch points by automating “low hanging fruit.” PitStop and Switch are designed to work together. Automating jobs from receipt to online proofing and past prepress to imposition is being done every day where the powerful PitStop-Switch duo are employed.
When your automation kicks out a file for manual intervention, that’s when your prepress team reaches for PitStop Pro. PitStop Pro is a powerful multi-tool that enables prepress operators to check, repair and edit PDF files before taking them further into production.
Winning with imposition and output
After quality control of incoming files, the single most important process in production is imposition. Job files must be turned into a press sheet. Switch allows you to intelligently control batching, ganging and routing of jobs to imposition solutions that are already in place. Several imposition software developers have collaboratively worked with Enfocus to develop seamless connectivity to their solutions. Integrating with an imposition package keeps jobs moving through to output in a consistent, reliable and efficient way.
When files are ready for print, Switch delivers them to your digital or conventional output devices based on job data that is maintained internally or by following workflow paths that users have predetermined. Jobs can arrive as an imposed PDF ready to RIP or as a PDF with associated metadata. The flexibility of Switch to track jobs and communicate to devices and subsystems about those jobs makes it ideal for getting files to their output destination as expected.
You must compete to win
Enfocus understands what winning at print services is about. Print customers expect quick turnarounds. They expect quality. They expect affordability. Automation has been shouted from the rooftops for quite some time. It truly is the only way to satisfy expectations and stay competitive. Enfocus will help with the journey to print service automation. Our solutions are modular and dynamic. Planning and implementing a phased approach to grow your automation takes time and effort. It may help to get some assistance. There is an expanding community of developers, integrators and contributors available.
Contact a reseller. Request a demonstration. Install a trial. Start winning.
Enfocus develops PDF validation and process automation capabilities for every print service and solution provider to deliver winning print services. Our software products, PitStop and Switch, enable print service providers to automate their business toward profitability while ensuring quality. Central to our values is collaboration with industry partners and customers to foster mutual success. Providing solutions means more than software development to Enfocus. Our products are continuously evolving and infusing new technologies to afford customers the triumphs that keep them competitive. By listening to our users and collaborating with partners, Enfocus has earned a reputation for being a prerequisite in print production.
At Enfocus, our passion is to solve PDF and workflow automation challenges. Our solutions go beyond preflight, auto-correction, advanced PDF editing and automation to guarantee accurate and efficient file exchange. Enfocus automation solutions provide a seamless link between separate systems in prepress, press and finishing. By connecting separate systems, we transform production environments into unified automation workflows. That translates into business tools that allow our customers to perform efficiently, accurately and consistently.
Enfocus strives to engineer a software product line that is dynamic; one that will be flexible, open and adaptable to our customers' needs. We have an agility when it comes to delivering product advancements and feature additions that keeps our software relevant and valuable. Our approach is not to simply compete, but to help our customers deliver winning print services.
Enfocus develops PDF validation and process automation software, enabling every print service and solution provider to deliver winning print services. Our products, PitStop and Switch, enable print service providers to automate their business toward profitability while ensuring quality. Key to our success is collaboration with industry partners and customers to foster mutual success.
Enfocus automation solutions provide a seamless link between separate systems in prepress, press and finishing. By connecting separate systems, we transform production environments into unified (automated) workflows. That translates into business tools that allow our customers to perform efficiently, accurately and consistently.
Enfocus Switch is an open automation platform that integrates diverse software and hardware solutions. Switch facilitates a workflow creation and management framework that provides consistent, controllable processing of jobs throughout print production environments. As a platform, Switch harnesses technologies from industry solutions which affords greater flexibility in production.
Automation through Switch does more than remove manual touch points and repetitive tasks. It lays out the groundwork for trafficking jobs by establishing a method for receiving jobs, inspecting jobs, repairing job files, making decisions based on job information, then delivering jobs to output. Successful integrations are saving money and creating opportunities for print service providers across the industry.
- File onboarding
- Online PDF proofing
- MIS / W2P / ecommerce connectivity
- Quality control
- Processing and tracking
- Imposition integration
- Route to output