This is the most significant change to PitStop Preflight since it was created 15 years ago. PitStop Pro 13 will allow the checks and fixes included in a Preflight Profile to be limited to certain aspects of a PDF.
For example: a PDF page box, a certain page or several pages, a particular area or specific elements of a PDF, even different layers within a PDF file can each be checked in different ways, depending upon user requirements.
The options for customizing Prflight are now virtually endless.
Select inside contour (restriction)
The new Select Inside Contour feature of PitStop 13 update 1 builds on the concept of Preflight restrictions, giving packaging & label printers a way to select objects only within a defined shape, such as a dieline or a cutter guide.
The Preflight check will then only check objects that are within or overlapping that shape, ensuring that technical or other non-printing objects such as a legend are ignored.
Restriction Actions improve the accuracy and precision of checking what can be very complex PDF files, and reduce the amount of unnecessary warnings or errors generated.
Customizable Preflight messages
In PitStop 13, messages can be customized to reflect non-technical language that can include suggestions for corrections if necessary.
In addition, the Preflight messages can be translated into languages that are currently not supported by PitStop.
Automatic bleed generation
Our customers have reported that lack of bleed is still a major issue. We're pleased to announce that we've cracked that nut! PitStop 13 will automatically add bleed to PDF files!
It mirrors individual objects close to or cross the PDF box
to create bleed
These objects are completely editable for manual adjustments
Bleed can be generated for multiple objects,
or for complete pages and documents