For those of you enjoying the life of a pre-press technician or production artist, there’s come at least one time when a print defect has been brought to your attention. Something seemly unavoidable, not a typo, but perhaps an unusual rendering of color, an overprint error that slipped under the radar, or a rogue photo that printed differently from all the rest.
If you haven’t already, ask your company to incorporate PitStop into your existing pre-press workflow. The rather simple application add-on to Adobe Acrobat will quickly identify out of gamut colors, un-imbedded typefaces, Overprint errors, and quickly identify native programs, rendering intent, and unwanted color management, plus a plethora of other potential dangers located within a file. It will also target the very element within the file that causes the issue, and give you an attempt to correct it, or send a report back to the client or art department for correction.
And for its rather low price point, it’s a must have for anyone in pre-press.