axaio MadeToPrint with brand-new features at IFRA 2010

Berlin - Germany, September 28, 2010 - axaio software, developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, will extend its MadeToPrint functionality with two new features: On the one hand the layer handling will be updated and enhanced considerably, on the other hand an interesting new feature, called ‘Parameter Overrides’, will be included, to enlarge MadeToPrint's dynamic functionality. Visitors of IFRA Expo, from October 4 to 6 in Hamburg, will have the chance to take a first look on the brand new features. axaio is partnering the WoodWing booth in hall A, stand 1.640.

axaio MadeToPrint, the intelligent printing and exporting solution for Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator®, InCopy® or QuarkXPress® solves current issues with insufficient or unfriendly output procedures and saves both time and costs. At IFRA Expo in Hamburg, axaio will showcase further MadeToPrint advancements for output of layers and dynamic adjustment of job sets through parameter overrides.

Intelligent layer output

Thanks to the upcoming new functionality, axaio MadeToPrint will export fully PDF/X-4 compliant layer views directly from Adobe InDesign for the first time. Layer views are a way to group layers into logical combinations; they allow creating PDF files where the end-user can easily switch between different regional or language versions, or between a technical, marketing or legal view on the same document. Whereever documents with multiple layers have to be processed and output – especially in the graphics and packaging industry – the completely updated MadeToPrint layer handling will make work much more easier and intuitive.

Improved export parameter control

MadeToPrint job sets allow a high degree of flexibility to control and configure the print or output process. Often there is a need to change one or two parameters in a given jobset; the ‘parameter overrides’ option allows just that. Based on the settings configured before in any environment, with the ’Parameter Overrides’ of MadeToPrint it will be possible to select individual parameters (e.g. bleedmarks, image resolution, etc.) from this configuration and assign a value to that parameter. The user will activate for example the PDF export presets, and thereafter (before actually carrying out the PDF export or print job) the respective parameters will be adjusted accordingly – based on the ’Parameter Overrides’. Either manually or automatically under control of a job ticket or workflow system, a number of parameters in the jobset can be dynamically adjusted as needed.

More about MadeToPrint

axaio MadeToPrint comes in three versions depending on the automation level:

MadeToPrint Standard, a plug-in for Adobe InDesign® that streamlines single file output to PDF and other file formats. Predefined job sets provide ‘one mouse click’ identical output from every workstation for increased efficiency.

MadeToPrint Auto, a plug-in that allows for hands-off standardized output from InDesign.

MadeToPrint Server, an InDesign Server plug-in that offers 24/7 output automation for high volume and high demanding publishing and print environments. MadeToPrint Auto and Server allow integration with editorial systems such as vjoon K4, Quark Publishing System and WoodWing Enterprise 7 and can be automated by automation systems such as Enfocus Switch or Four Pees DFlux.

Pricing and availability

The new features of MadeToPrint will be available as of November 2010. Previews are available at IFRA Hamburg, from 4-6 October in hall A1, WoodWing stand 1.640. Visitors can find out how MadeToPrint for WoodWing Enterprise 7 can optimize, automate and fully control their workflow.

Pricing remains the same: MadeToPrint Standard sells at € 349, MadeToPrint Auto is available from € 2.490 and MadeToPrint Server from € 5.490. For more information, contact us at sales@axaio.com.

About axaio software

axaio streamlines PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for Adobe InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator and QuarkXPress environments. Its flagship product, MadeToPrint, vastly enhances the reliability of PDF creation, print output processes as well as export to other file formats. It offers three levels of automation from semi-automatic over hotfolder processing to true lights out server processing with MadeToPrint Server. axaio products seamlessly integrate into editorial environments based on vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise 7, Van Gennep PlanSystem4 or Quark Publishing System. axaio solutions are being used by publishing houses, advertisement agencies, prepress and packaging companies all over the world.

More information on www.axaio.com.

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Daniela Mahlke
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