MadeToPrint for InDesign – Intelligent printing and exporting — and imposition options!
Publishing environments that use InDesign as their publishing porgramme simply need top efficiency.
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.
Predefined jobsets provide identical output from every file for increased efficiency, as well as considerable time and cost savings. Any publisher looking to standardise output in order to decrease cost and errors should have a look at MadeToPrint.
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 specialised documents in multiple languages and versions.
MadeToPrint is the ideal gate keeper and offers streamlined and faultless production with standardised 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 can easily be integrated in any production automation solution. A configurator for Enfocus Switch enables an easy configuration of the entire workflow.
– Streamlined print and export operations
– Improved collaboration through standardisation
– Reduced error levels hence increased productivity and reliability of PDF creation
– Considerable time and cost saving through automation
– Greater functionality and control over any type of output
MadeToPrint allows for rule based file and directory naming and makes identifying output a breeze by adding infobars with detailed metadata to each document. With the integrated layer Plug-in, MadeToPrint users are able to create one single layer view for each language or regional version of a catalogue for example, or to provide a technical, marketing-oriented and legal view of a design.
MadeToPrint allows users to export the required layer views in a single document or to create a separate PDF file for each view in a single output job.
It outputs PS, EPS, PDF, JPEG, INX, IDML, Flash, ePub and SWF documents or single pages and even allows for full professionally imposed PDF output. Above all MadeToPrint checks InDesign files for missing images and fonts that had not been loaded and can run a preflight check on the generated PDF files by using a custom or predefined preflight profile. All these settings are defined once in a jobset, then making them available to all users, to get consistent output from every workstation.
axaio MadeToPrint comes in three versions, Standard, Auto and Server, that offer different levels of automation. MadeToPrint Auto and Server integrate seamlessly in a variety of publishing systems as vjoon K4,WoodWing Enterprise 7, Quark Publishing System and Van Gennep PlanSystem4.
Generate fully imposed PDF files; a wide selection of immediately usable imposition templates is included, and custom imposition templates can be added easily
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
Extended PDF check with ‘PDF Post-Process’
Run a preflight check during PDF export
Target different output channels
Drive different destination printers 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, interactive 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
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
Single page output
Print all pages or spreads of an InDesign document individually, or export each as a separate single file
Generating an info bar
Create a slug at the top of a page in printed output and exported EPS or PostScript files
Flexible export customisation with ’Parameter Overrides’
Apply various output parameters for different documents “on-the-fly” – flexible and easy
Batch processing with script support
Output all documents in a folder and optionally run scripts before or after each pass
For better compatability 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, colour 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 customisable output
With editorial system connection
(available for MadeToPrint Auto and MadeToPrint Server)
– Keeps publication components up-to-date and output statuses under control
– 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
Users of MadeToPrint around the world streamline print and export operations and thus benefit from increased efficiency and reliability, reduce error levels, improve collaboration and save time and costs considerably.