Enfocus updates PitStop and Griffin

Enfocus has made significant updates to PitStop and Griffin to streamline wide-format print production.

PitStop Pro and Griffin now work together. For printers using Griffin, it’s as simple as opening a 1-Up file, sending it to PitStop Pro to add cut lines and bleed, performing preflight - or using any other PitStop feature - then saving to update the file in Griffin.

New PitStop 24.03 introduces features including:

- Fill to Stroke - This helps where cut lines are converted into a shape and are no longer usable as cut lines in production. For example, instead of a stroked circle with a clear cut line, you get a shape made of two sub paths (an outer circle and an inner circle). Those shapes cannot be sent to production for print and cutting. ‘Fill to Stroke’ resolves this by reverting the incorrectly converted shape to its original cut path.

- Simplify paths - reduces the number of nodes on a path, enhancing performance across PDF renderers, Rip engines, and cutting devices.

- Enhanced bookmark management - allows for the selection, addition, and removal of bookmarks.

- Default Actions - new actions designed for colour management and large-format printing have been added, including detecting overlapping cut lines and reporting pages per colour type.

Griffin's 24.03 release positions it as an alternative to Esko's i-cut Layout for wide-format printers. Key enhancements include:

- PitStop Detour -  this allows Griffin users to send and edit 1-ups in PitStop Pro to add bleed, create cut paths, and use all other PitStop features before saving to update automatically in Griffin.

- Dedicated Onyx Rip export

 The updates to PitStop and Griffin also mark a new release cycle for the products, with feature enhancements three times a year.

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