Are you dealing with stickers and you are creating a contour around the stickers? Are you adding contours to your artwork in general?
Enfocus Switch 2018 and PitStop Server 2018 can automate this arduous task. They make it easy to automatically add contours to your artwork.
Enfocus Switch is compatible with Mac and Windows, and with its user-friendly “workflow” builder, it will take you less than 30 minutes to create the following automation flow, giving you extra time to focus on new prospects and other work.
Enfocus PitStop Pro and PitStop Server are compatible with Mac and Windows and they both include the industry-standard Enfocus preflight engine, which checks all aspects of your PDF files like detecting missing fonts, reporting incorrect colours and objects without bleed, to name a few examples.
New Offset Path – Action Lists to combine and divide shapes
If you currently use Adobe Illustrator then you know that you can create a contour on a vector based object. With the new Enfocus PitStop 2018 release, you can now work with offset paths and shapes modes to create contours for vector based objects.
And better yet, these tools are available in the list of Actions inside of Enfocus PitStop, so you can fully automate these steps with an Enfocus Switch workflow.
Building the Action List
The Action List has the following actions:
The configuration for the Offset path Action List looks like this:
And the configuration of the Combine and divide shapes Action Lists is as follows:
The Unite line art action listed has Unite selected instead of Divide.
Create an Enfocus Switch workflow
The input files we receive are Illustrator files so I am taking advantage of the Configurator Module in Enfocus Switch to convert the files to PDF files automatically (more info). I then use the PitStop Server configurator where my Action List is selected to add the contours to my artwork.
If you need variable sizes of artwork then you can take advantage of the Smart Preflight technology. With this technology, you can adjust the sizes of your artwork automatically during the same PitStop Server step. (Please contact us if you like to know how to set this up in your Enfocus Switch workflow.)
And that’s it! With this easy-to-build flow in place, you’re ready to automatically add contours to Illustrator and PDF artwork!
Benefits of this workflow
No more outsourcing your jobs to get contours on your artwork: You can do this locally and fully automate it! This saves time and money while producing the same high-quality results!
There’s a great deal more to discover about Enfocus products, so if you’d like to learn more, please contact us today.