axaio MadeToPrint Auto

Intelligent print & export automation

Teams struggling with insufficient or unfriendly output procedures inside leading publishing tools can use axaio MadeToPrint Auto to speed up and to optimize printing and exporting workflows through a standardized process.

axaio MadeToPrint Auto is a plug-in for Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator® and an XTension for QuarkXPress®. MadeToPrint Auto allows fully automated print and export from your design document to one or more output targets – no need for any manual output control. The automation process is based on an integrated hot folder support. Additionally MadeToPrint Auto integrates seamlessly with different publishing systems as vjoon K4, WoodWing Studio, Quark Publishing Platform and Van Gennep PlanSystem4 for a status-based output. Furthermore it provides a configurator for Enfocus Switch .

Fields of application

For publishing environments using Adobe® InDesign® or QuarkXPress®

Typically, several teams simultaneously work on a large number of documents, against the deadlines! Today they still run into output flaws, misprints, issues with layers, etc… even with leading layout and publishing tools. axaio MadeToPrint Auto solve current issues by automating, extending, enhancing, and streamlining printing and output processes. Predefined jobsets provide identical output from every file for increased efficiency, as well as considerable time and cost savings.
MadeToPrint Auto seamlessly integrates in any editorial system. Specific integrations have been made with editorial systems as WoodWing Studio, vjoon K4, Quark Publishing Platform and Van Gennep PlanSystem4 and Enfocus’ Switch automation platform. Any publisher looking to standardize output in order to decrease costs and errors should have a look at MadeToPrint Auto.

For conventional or digital full service printers

The production processes leading to the final printed document need to be as efficient and reliable as possible, especially when handling specialized documents in multiple languages and versions. axaio MadeToPrint is the ideal gate keeper and offers streamlined and faultless production with standardized file naming, adding info bars, handling language layers and finally providing a fully imposed ready to print file. Needless to say that this adds a tremendous efficiency increase, and considerable time and cost savings. MadeToPrint Auto can easily be integrated in any production automation solution. A configurator for Enfocus Switch enables an easy configuration of the entire workflow.

For creative and production teams

Creative and production teams often struggle with insufficient or unfriendly document output procedures inside industry leading publishing tools. In comes axaio MadeToPrint, the intelligent printing and exporting add-on to Adobe® InDesign®/Illustrator®/QuarkXPress®. It relieves designers for all technicalities of preparing files for print. It solves output flaws, misprints, issues with layers, etc… by extending, enhancing, checking and streamlining all output processes. Production managers can create output jobsets once, making them available to all users, to get identical output from every workstation with one mouse click.

For packaging design and prepress teams

With MadeToPrint Auto for Illustrator, axaio provides a solution to automate PDF output from Illustrator with all the advantages such as cost savings and reduced errors.

MadeToPrint for Adobe Illustrator is the perfect tool to automate the creation of different packaging versions, standardize file naming and increase output consistency. Once an output specification is set up in a MadeToPrint JobSet all files processed with that JobSet will consistently fit the same specification. It also allows you to extract all kinds of versions from the same master file, different language versions, low resolution for customer approval, a technical specification version for making the die cuts and more. Packaging designers and pre-press professionals are now able to create PDF files from Illustrator, without having to worry whether complex layer structures are correctly handled, or whether naming conventions and other production specifications are set correctly.

General

  • Supports Adobe® InDesign® CC 2017 – ID 2021
  • Supports Adobe® Illustrator® CC 2017 – ID 2021
  • For Windows and Mac

Benefits

  • Considerable time and cost saving through automation
  • No need to configure and double check settings again and again
  • Greater functionality and control over any type of output
  • Secure output workflows
  • Reduced error levels hence increased productivity and reliability of PDF creation
  • Streamlined print and export operations
  • Improved collaboration through standardization
  • Status-based output from within vjoon K4, WoodWing Studio, Van Gennep PlanSystem4, Quark Publishing Platform
  • Integrable with Enfocus Switch

Key Features

  • Combining multiple output steps and executing them simultaneously:
    create job sets that contain several output steps and combine different types of printout or export to be launched as one output step
  • Target different output channels:
    drive different destination printers in in your network or export to several file formats from a single job set
  • Export to different file formats:
    export InDesign files to PDF, JPEG, EPS, PostScript, INX, SWF, IDML, Flash or InDesign Packages
  • Processing layers individually or in combinations:
    combine layers flexibly and output them as variants, e.g. for multilingual files or regional versions
  • Dynamic definition of file and folder names:
    configure destination file and folder names based on rules and use tokens (variables) to insert information at runtime; conveniently choose from token list to set up your own configuration
  • Flexible handling of files/folders/books:
    process current document, all open documents, all documents in a book or all documents in a folder
  • Preflighting before printing/exporting:
    check document for missing/changed links or missing fonts before output
  • Font loading and image update:
    load required fonts and update modified images before output
  • Multifunctional layer views in InDesign with ’integrated MadeForLayers functionality’:
    group different layers in one design document into logical combinations; create one single layer view for each language or regional version or provide a technical, marketing-oriented and legal view of a design – with a single mouse click
  • Flexible export customization with ’Parameter Overrides’:
    apply various output parameters for different documents “on-the-fly”
  • Extended PDF check with ’PDF Post-Process’:
    run a preflight check during PDF export
  • Single page output:
    print all pages or spreads of an InDesign document individually, or export each as a separate single file
  • Generating an infobar:
    create a slug at the top of a page in printed output and exported EPS or PostScript files
  • Batch processing with script support:
    output all documents in a folder and optionally run individual scripts before or after MadeToPrint processing
  • Packaging feature:
    activate the InDesign packaging function separately or as part of a job set and collect all images, fonts, profiles and settings for an InDesign document into a single folder
  • Imposition option:
    generate fully imposed PDF files; a wide selection of immediately usable imposition templates is included, and custom imposition templates can be added easily
  • Distiller option:
    for better compatibility with legacy workflows, create PDF files by sending PostScript through Adobe Acrobat Distiller
  • Add a frame around each page:
    add a frame to the output to highlight the page border; line type, position, color and opacity for the frame can be configured as needed
  • PostScript expert option:
    when printing to a PostScript printer or exporting EPS or PostScript, PostScript code snippets can be inserted for highly customizable output

Editorial system connection

  • Supports publishing systems: vjoon K4, WoodWing Studio, Quark Publishing Platform, Van Gennep PlanSystem4
  • Status-based MadeToPrint job activation
  • Keeps publication components up-to-date
  • Individual layer/layer combination output
  • Status controlled output
  • Links output to condition/status of layouts, articles, images inside the editorial system
  • Checks out layouts unattended
  • Updates contents right before output
  • Checks layout back-up into editorial system database

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