The PrintNow: Enfocus Switch app brings print workflow automation to you by connecting PrintNow to your custom pre-press workflows.

A highly automated and cost-effective workflow can take orders directly online, receive payments, pre-flight art files, proofing, imposition, and route to the press without human intervention. The PrintNow app for Switch adds specific functionality to Switch and enables the integration between Switch and other vendor solutions. Switch apps are a revolutionary shift in workflow automation, and we’re delighted to be partnering with Enfocus to deliver this functionality within PrintNow.

The ability to connect Enfocus Pitstop and Switch technology within PrintNow’s workflow allows us to offer a fully integrated workflow solution that blends best-in-class OEM technologies with our own robust set of integrated tools. It brings added value to our customers by automating the checking, reporting, and fixing of web-to-print orders instantly upon delivery to the printer. 

We also use Switch to connect your pre-press workflow in creative and logical new ways, thereby making the most flexible, automated production workflow in existence. The other significant benefit for our customers is replacing legacy software and outdated workflows with a wide-open platform that allows connectivity with everything, whether it is an install and go or a complete custom build.

PitStop Pro is a comprehensive hot folder-based PDF tool for pre-press that offers all the necessary interactive error checking and correction cases. Confidently pre-flight and edit PDF files for print while automatically applying fixes to make pre-press more efficient. Switch also connects to third-party applications in your workflow, linking everything into a platform that supports customized production flows.

Enfocus scripting is immensely powerful and fully controls and extends the platform. Scripting is the way to limit automation if you have the skills or hire an integrator. Switch automates anything your scripts can do, like connectivity, messaging or data exchange. The Switch Scripter integrated development environment streamlines JavaScripting, and the Node.js environment and NPM packages provide additional resources and scripting freedom.

Here at PrintNow, we aimed to build on the best workflow automation platform to give our customers options and not be 100% reliant on a single supplier. This fully integrated workflow solution combines best-in-class OEM technologies with our own robust set of integrated tools. As developers, we will continue to build on the Switch app network and help our customers get the most out of it. 

This solution feeds a highly automated and cost-effective workflow with the framework required to maintain highly tight production schedules. Automation like what Switch offers should be a priority for any printing company to pursue with or without a web-to-print like PrintNow.

The Benefits

  • Connects your web to print system with your production
  • Fully automated online PDF pre-flight and proofing
  • Integrate imposition solutions for a seamless workflow
  • Automates the flow of information between any system
  • Modules provide large-scale functionality to the Switch Core
  • Configurators give you application and integration-specific features
  • Apps are created by partners, integrators, and users for purpose-built additions to Switch. 
  • Modern JavaScript and Node.js environments for scripting freedom
  • Save time, labor hours, and money

Established in 1993 and headquartered in Gent, Belgium, Enfocus is a global provider of PDF validation and process automation software, including PitStopSwitchBoardingPass and Connect.

From the very beginning, it has been Enfocus’ fundamental belief that technology should follow process and not the other way around. By developing solutions that originate from this philosophy, Enfocus enables its customers to integrate their technology ecosystems to boost efficiency, accuracy and consistency, enhancing performance and profitability.

The Enfocus team partners with software OEMs, vendors and integrators to connect disparate systems in prepress, press and finishing, as well as manage quality.

Enfocus is a business unit of Esko, a Danaher company, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Europe, USA, China, and India.


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Automation, Workflow, Production

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North America
South America
APAC + Oceania

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