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MadeToPrint Server

True server processing with Adobe InDesign Server®

In companies where high-speed, high-volume output is of the essence, axaio provides a true server solution – MadeToPrint Server, including the Limited version of Adobe® InDesign® Server. The server version of MadeToPrint can be configured remotely and guarantees higher reliability, stability and performance of all output workflows in InDesign-based environments. MadeToPrint Server also includes connectors for vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise and Van Gennep PlanSystem4. Furthermore it can be integrated with automation systems such as Enfocus Switch.

Teams struggling with insufficient or uncomfortable output procedures can use axaio MadeToPrint Server to standardize, to speed up and safeguard printing and exporting for higher efficiency.

Fields of application

Publishing environments using Adobe® InDesign Server® as publishing program

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 and MadeToPrint Server solve current issues by automating, standardizing and optimizing printing and output processes. Predefined job sets provide identical output from every file for increased efficiency, as well as considerable time and cost savings.

MadeToPrint seamlessly integrates in different editorial systems. Specific integrations have been made with WoodWing Enterprise, PlanSystem4, vjoon K4 editorial systems and Enfocus’ Switch automation platform. Any publisher looking to standardize output in order to decrease cost and errors should have a look at MadeToPrint. There is also a job ticket mode available, which can be used to integrate with other publishing systems or special customer editorial solutions.

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 can easily be integrated in any production automation solution. A configurator for Enfocus Switch enables an easy configuration of the entire workflow.

Creative and production teams

Creative and production teams often struggle with insufficient or unfriendly document output procedures inside industry leading publishing tools. In comes the axaio MadeToPrint, the intelligent printing and exporting add-on to Adobe® InDesign®/InDesign Server®/InCopy®/Illustrator®. 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.

Platform & pricing

for Adobe® InDesign® CC ServerAnnual subscription pricing: MadeToPrint Server, incl. Limited Adobe® InDesign® Server

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Standard-Version
(for Enfocus Switch optionally)
for Multi Instance use:
€ 7.499 per year
for vjoon K4for Multi Instance use:
€ 9.499 per year
Stdfor WoodWing Enterprise for Multi Instance use:
€ 9.499 per year
for Van Gennep PlanSystem4 for Multi Instance use:
€ 9.499 per year (currently not available)

JOBTICKET
with Jobticket mode for Multi Instance use:
€ 9.499 per year

NOTE: Companies already owning a Limited or Premium version of Adobe InDesign Server® have the possibility to buy MadeToPrint Server without the Adobe InDesign Server® part as a perpetual license or as a subscription model. In addition there is the option to purchase the MadeToPrint Server part as a perpetual license and combine it with a subscription of the Adobe InDesign Server®.

Trial version

You want to test MadeToPrint Server? Please send a request to: sales@axaio.com

General

  • Supports Adobe® InDesign Server® CS6-CC 2019
  • Supports Adobe® InDesign® CS6-CC 2019
  • For Windows and Mac

Release notes

Click here for the latest release notes.

Tutorials

With Screenshots and step-by-step explanation our tutorials help to configure and use the MadeToPrint product.
Click here for a list of tutorials

Brochures

Benefits compared to the MadeToPrint Auto version

  • Combines the power, performance and stability of Adobe InDesign Server with the various output options of MadeToPrint = a turnkey product bundle with all the necessary output functions
  • Makes programming and scripting output functions for InDesign Server a thing of the past = a secure, standard solution rather than a development project
  • Comes with its own graphical interface (MadeToPrint AIR) for setting up output jobs directly on the Adobe InDesign Server = simple, convenient configuration
  • Real server solution that includes options for remote operation within a closed network = output server and client can operate separately
  • Available as single or multiple instance = scalable effect through simultaneous execution of multiple processes using multi instance option
  • Supports vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise 7/8, Van Gennep PlanSystem4 = fully-automated, status-based output directly from the content management system
  • 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 automatically:
    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
  • 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
  • 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 ’MadeForLayers’ from within MadeToPrint:
    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
  • 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 compability 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
  • Hot folder priority:
    define the order of your Auto jobs to let process more important jobs earlier
  • Supporting publishing systems:
    vjoon K4, WoodWing SCE/Enterprise 7/8, 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

For a complete list of features click here.

Need Help?

If you need help in defining what automation version you need, please go to the detailed overview.