Enfocus solves the PDF missing font problem with Monotype agreement

Enfocus gives PitStop Pro 12 and PitStop Server 12 sites the option to connect to the new Monotype Baseline platform, a new cloud-based service solution, when missing fonts are detected. Licensing the font for a special introductory rate of $1.49 per font, per document, permits embedding of the font in the file, thereby allowing it to pass preflight and print successfully. As part of the terms of the agreement, Enfocus currently has exclusive rights to offer the Monotype solution for use in preflight. The Enfocus-Monotype advantage is that it uses actual fonts (not substitutions or emulations) from over 30000 available. More will be made available from Monotype’s 150000 font product collection, based on user demand. The patent-pending service from Monotype is only available through Enfocus and its OEM partners at this time. PitStop Pro 12 and PitStop Server 12 will work as previous PitStop versions do, in checking PDFs for missing fonts, and sourcing those fonts if they are available on the local computer. In those cases, if the font is available and the user enables the option, the local font will be embedded into the PDF file. In PitStop 12, however, the trail doesn’t end if the missing font is not available locally. PitStop version 12 operators now have the option of checking if the missing font is available on the Monotype Baseline platform. If the missing font is available and if the user allows it, the font will be downloaded and embedded within the PDF document. The Monotype Baseline platform is accessible after users set up an account. They are charged an introductory rate of $1.49 per font, per document; whether the PDF is a single page, or a 1000+ page document. Purchased fonts will be documented in PitStop preflight reports, and in the user account history with Monotype. Enfocus Vice President Fabian Prudhomme said that the agreement with Monotype is’the crowning achievement on the most important PitStop family update in years. ‘Enfocus PitStop customers are clear about their needs,’ Prudhomme sais. ‘Leaving PitStop to make image edits in external editing applications was a burden; so we put comparable tools inside of PitStop 12. PitStop Server users also have use of Adobe’s transparency flattening engine and 64-bit processing for faster, more robust memory access. Now, with the Monotype Baseline platform, we’re bringing customers the spoils. When used within PitStop Pro, fonts are only purchased if the user actually ‘clicks’ to purchase the license for the missing fonts. In PitStop Pro the user is given a preview and information to enable them to make an informed ‘buy’ or ‘not buy’ decision. When used in PitStop Server, the system only embeds and charges for fonts if firstly, the user turned automatic licensing and embedding ‘on’ in the associated preflight profile, and secondly, the file has no other preflight errors, or if a process requiring the font’s use is employed.