Enfocus


Connecting graphic designers, publishers and printers

Enfocus is a leading software company specializing in the development of tools to control the quality of PDF files for print and to automate workflow processes in the graphic arts industry. The company’s innovative solutions streamline the workflow throughout the complete production chain – from design to final print – thereby connecting printers, publishers and designers. 

Enfocus products go beyond preflight checks, delivering auto-correction of PDFs, advanced PDF editing and automation to guarantee accurate and efficient file exchange. 

History

Enfocus was founded in 1993 by Peter Camps. The company was started to develop solutions for the NeXT platform to edit PostScript files. With the decline of NeXT it migrated to the Macintosh platform. In 1997 the focus shifted from PostScript solutions to also include PDF based tools as the publishing industry started to move to support the PDF format.

Enfocus was acquired by Artwork Systems in 2001. As of 2007, after the merger of Artwork Systems and EskoGraphics, Enfocus operates as a strategic business unit within Esko. In March 2008 EskoArtwork acquired Gradual Software, a Belgian developer of workflow automation software and integrated the Gradual Software technology in the Enfocus business unit. In 2011, Esko was acquired by Danaher.

In 2002, Enfocus was a co-founder of the Ghent Workgroup of which it is still a member.