ONYX Graphics has introduced the SmartApps PitStop Pro plug-in for Adobe Acrobat software, which gives users the ability to optimize their productivity by eliminating the time-consuming steps typically taken when client PDF files contain color or font issues, says Danielle Mattiussi, director of product marketing.

“The new SmartApps PitStop Pro plug-in gives them the ability to move to a dependable PDF workflow, regardless of the file source,” she adds. “SmartApps PitStop Pro plug-in is a wide format PDF preflighting solution that catches many specific trouble areas and problems and provides quick solutions, so print shops will no longer have to waste valuable prepress and production time managing this lack of predictability around issues such as transparencies, color or other print related issues.”

The SmartApps PitStop Pro plug-in helps fix troublesome client PDF files without ever leaving Adobe Acrobat software. The plug-in checks all aspects of wide format PDF files to create certified print consistency. It includes a wide format-specific preflight checklist that creates a “digital master.” The SmartApps PitStop Pro plug-in automatically highlights spot color and color management issues and provides quick options for correction. It automatically detects file issues such as missing or bad fonts, missing bleed and more. And it includes tools to edit PDF files from inside Adobe Acrobat software without damaging the integrity of the original file.

The SmartApps PitStop Pro plug-In is expected to be available as a 30-day, full-version trial and for purchase by December. For more information, go to www.smartappsplugins.com\pitstoppro .