Enfocus PitStop Pro Mac users
shouldn’t update to latest Acrobat version

Enfocus is warning PitStop users on the Macintosh to NOT update to the latest version of the recently released Acrobat Update September 2021.

Unfortunately, the Mac version of this update caused an issue for PitStop Pro: When one or more objects are selected in PitStop Pro, the selected objects and anchor points are not displayed. There is no fix for this issue, so Enfocus would like to advise PitStop users with a Mac not to update Acrobat at this time.

Enfocus has published a knowledgebase article about this.

A reader of PDF-AKTUELL already reported this problem with Enfocus PitStop in a (german) comment two days ago and reported another problem with Callas pdfToolbox.

Windows users are not affected.

Exchange color space FOGRA55 (7C)
for extended color gamut
in multiprimary printing

FOGRA has completed the research project Professional colour communication in multiprimary printing that aims to derive important requirements for a predictable and professional workflow for industrial multicolor printing. This includes the development of a test suite, which, together with its documentation and evaluation matrix, simplifies the comparison of current applications for the preparation and processing of multicolor objects. Furthermore, a multicolor printing grid is to be developed based on the analysis of typical multicolor systems across printing processes.

Furthermore, an exchange color space for retouching and separation of multicolor print objects (CMYKOGV) will be developed and introduced as part of an ISO standard:

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Enfocus releases version 1 of
Boarding Pass

After a long public testing period Enfocus har released version 1.0 of Enfocus Boarding Pass.

BoardingPass is a solution that allows incoming data to be checked for the most important print-relevant criteria. With BoardingPass, customer service and sales staff are able to check incoming PDF print data directly from their mail application and give the client easy-to-understand feedback. This means that the print data does not even have to go through the print service provider’s internal production workflow, but can be checked directly for print-relevant criteria and also reviewed.

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PitStop compatibility with Acrobat
64-bit for Windows expected in April

Adobe recently released a new 64-bit Windows version of Acrobat.

If you have a PitStop Pro please note that currently, all windows versions of PitStop are not compatible with the 64 version of Acrobat. Until now both Acrobat and PitStop Pro on Windows have been available only in 32-bit.

The Adobe Acrobat installer will check the Acrobat plugins that you are using, and if it finds any 32-bit versions it will not install the new 64-bit version of Acrobat. It will install the 32-bit version instead.

Enfocus is working on a new version of PitStop that will support Windows 64-bit. This update is expected in April and should be available to beta test around the end of February. If you would like to be involved in the Beta, please contact the PitStop product manager, Andrew Bailes-Collins.