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.
Some time ago I reported on a solution for a problem with the PDF/X export in InDesign CC 2019.
With the update to InDesign 14.0.1 released on 19.11.18 (according to Adobe) the problem should also be solved.
Now, several readers have recently reported that the problem has reappeared in the latest version CC 2021 (version 16.1). (Unfortunately I can currently not reproduce the problem since I have to stick with an older MacOS version because of customer project.)
Enfocus PitStop product manager Andrew Bailes-Collins has published an article entitled Why you should have bleed in a PDF file.
Coincidentally, the recently announced version 2021 of Enfocus PitStop will include several enhancements related to bleed… 😉
Enfocus has also published a comprehensive blog post entitled How to fix PDF bleed problems with PitStop Pro.
On the occasion of the release of the Switch PDF Review Module version 2.0, Enfocus Product Manager Andrew Bailes-Collins has published an article entitled Print Proofing in the Digital Age.
In addition to a historical review (starting in the 1940s), it describes the advantages of digital soft proofing methods. However, he also addresses potential problems with PDF print proofing such as overprinting and transparency:
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.