axaio MadeToPrint Standard

One-click manual export and print to multiple destinations

axaio MadeToPrint, the intelligent print and export solution for Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator®, InCopy® and QuarkXPress®, solves problems with inadequate and unpractical output procedures by extending, improving and optimizing print and output processes. Work cost-effectively, save time, and produce error-free!

axaio MadeToPrint Standard is a plug-in for Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator® or InCopy® and an XTension for QuarkXPress®. MadeToPrint Standard allows you to manually print and export from your favorite text and layout application with one mouse click, while simultaneously controlling multiple output destinations.

Fields of application

For printers

MadeToPrint is the ideal solution especially when specific documents have to be processed in several languages and versions. The tool optimizes production and ensures flawless results, e.g. through the standardized assignment of file names, the addition of document info bars, the flexible processing of language layers and, last but not least, the provision of a completely imposed, print-ready PDF file. This results in an enormous increase of efficiency as well as considerable time and cost savings. MadeToPrint can be easily integrated into any production automation solution. A configurator for Enfocus Switch makes it easy to set up the entire workflow.

For creative agencies

MadeToPrint is the optimal solution to work satisfactorily and produce efficiently. It relieves designers of repetitive, technical settings required to prepare for printing. The time saved can be used to be creative! Production managers just have to configure their output job sets once. These are then made available to all users so that an identical and flawless output result can be obtained from each workstation with a single mouse click. Output errors, problems with layers, misprints, etc. are eliminated by checking and pre-setting the output processes. 

For packaging design and prepress teams

With MadeToPrint, axaio offers a solution for automating PDF output from Adobe Illustrator with advantages such as time and cost savings as well as error prevention. For packaging design and prepress staff, MadeToPrint is the ideal tool to automate the creation of individual packaging versions, standardize file naming, and ensure consistency of output data. Once an output specification is set up in a MadeToPrint job set, all files processed with that job set are output according to the same specification. With MadeToPrint for Illustrator, you can extract different types of versions from the same master file (e.g. different language versions, low-resolution versions for customer approval, versions with technical data for die cutting and many more).

Packaging designers and prepress professionals can now create PDF files from Illustrator without worrying about whether complex layer structures are displayed correctly or whether naming conventions and other production specifications are set correctly.

General

  • Supports Adobe® InDesign® CC 2017-ID 2021 and QuarkXPress® 8 – 2019
  • Supports Adobe® Illustrator® CC 2017 – ID 2018/InCopy® CC 2017 – ID 2021
  • For Windows and Mac

Benefits

  • One single configuration of time-consuming, manual output settings
  • Once settings saved in a job set, usable consistently
  • Secure output through standardization
  • Greater functionality and control over any type of output formats
  • Considerable time and cost saving
  • Increased productivity

Key Features

  • Multifunctional layer views in InDesign with ’axaio Layers’:
    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” – flexible and easy
  • Extended PDF check with ’PDF Post-Process’:
    run a preflight check during PDF export
  • 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 JPEG, PDF, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Batch processing with script support:
    output all documents in a folder and optionally run scripts before or after each pass
  • 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
  • Putting 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

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