Enfocus adds support for the recently released Mac OS (X 10.7) Lion operating system to PitStop Pro and PitStop Server. In addition, Version 10 Update 3 of both PitStop Pro and PitStop Server includes new channel remapping capabilities and more power, control and flexibility with respect to colour conversion.
Leen Vanmaele, Product Manager, at Enfocus, comments, “Printing firms are still receiving PDF documents that contain unwanted or incorrect spot colour separations. With the new Channel Remap functionality included in Update 3 of PitStop Pro 10 and PitStop Server 10, unwanted spot colour separations can easily and accurately be replaced with another spot colour or with a specific CMYK colour. This is important for increasingly time-sensitive workflows, minimising the potential for expensive errors in the printed job.”
Vanmaele points out that Channel Remap allows users to easily replace an unwanted spot colour with the correct spot colour, remove a spot colour channel altogether, convert a CMYK colour to a spot colour, or convert a spot colour to CMYK as appropriate.
In PitStop Pro 10 Update 3, Remap Channels can be accessed through Remap Colors within the Global Changes menu and are also accessible from within Action Lists meaning that the functionality can also be used in PitStop Server. In addition, the PitStop Pro Inspector panel contains interactive Channel Remap functionality within the Separations section.
“Making this important capability available from a variety of menu hierarchies as well as through Action Lists helps streamline complex prepress workflows,” adds Vanmaele.
PitStop 10 Update 3 adds extra functionality to the “Snap to Color” Action List, allowing users to replace a specific CMYK colour with a spot colour, or vice versa, while honouring original density specifications. For example, orange in CMYK can be replaced with a spot colour ‘orange’, keeping the visual representation accurate to the original designer intent.
PitStop Pro 10 update 3 and PitStop Server 10 update 3 can by downloaded as free updates for all existing PitStop 10 users from www.enfocus.com.