Esko - 9/23/2008
Enfocus Brings Worry-Free Creation of Press-Ready PDFs to Design
Professionals with Instant PDF 08
Standards-compliant Certified PDFs, integration with Enfocus PowerSwitch streamline print production process
for both designer, printers and publishers
September 23, 2008 - Gent, Belgium - Enfocus continues to enhance Instant PDF, bringing unprecedented
simplicity and standards compliance to the desktops of designers and the print production workflow alike.
In addition to supporting all the latest standards and design applications, including PDF/X-4 and Adobe(r)
Acrobat(r) 9, Instant PDF 08 adds more color management options, improved preflighting, and integration with
"It can be difficult and confusing for designers to create PDF files for print or advertisements that result in
predictable output that is both printable and reflects their design intent," says David van Driessche, Director of
Enfocus Marketing. "Improperly created PDF files wreak havoc in the production process and can cause
unnecessary aggravation and delays for both the buyer and seller of print. With this release of Instant PDF 08,
Enfocus has made it even easier and more worry-free for designers to create perfect, printable PDF files and for
printers to benefit from reduced cycle time in the production process."
Enfocus Instant PDF 08: improved consistency, accuracy and efficiency
Enfocus Instant PDF 08 makes producing press-ready PDFs easy for creative professionals. Using
award-winning Enfocus Certified PDF(r) technology, it is the simplest and most reliable way to create PDFs
that comply with print or advertisement vendors' specifications, including PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4 and
Ghent PDF Workgroup industry standards. Designers access Instant PDF 08 from within design applications,
including the latest versions of QuarkXPress(tm), Adobe(r) Illustrator(r), Adobe(r) InDesign(r) and Adobe(r)
Acrobat(r). Standard PDF Queues or custom PDF Queues created by the print service provider can be quickly
and easily imported into design software to ensure consistent and accurate PDF generation that meets all job
With Instant PDF 08, print providers will see a significant reduction in customer service and pre-press operator
workload because Certified PDF files are always output correctly from the designer's workstation. With Enfocus
Certified PDF(r) technology, the files are flagged as ready for output as soon as they arrive in the inbox.
For print service providers who have adopted Enfocus PowerSwitch to automate prepress tasks, Instant
PDF 08 now delivers final PDF files directly to a Submit Point in PowerSwitch, making communication
between the designer and the printer even more efficient.
"Also new in Instant PDF 08," adds Mr. van Driessche, "are new preflight checks that correct even more
problems during PDF creation, including automatic detection of printer marks, setting the page boxes in the
generated PDF file accordingly. In addition, we have embedded the open-source Little CMS color
management engine to ensure color consistent conversions for both Mac and Windows. These additions align
with our goal of making desktop PDF generation faster, easier and more accurate than ever before, removing
stress and headaches for both the designer and the printer."