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axaio MadeToPrint
Intelligent Output Efficiency


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    axaio solutions are being used by publishing houses, advertisement agencies,
    prepress service providers, printers and packaging companies all over the world.

    They can seamlessly integrate into publishing systems such as
    vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise, Van Gennep PlanSystem4 or Quark Publishing System.

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    axaio MadeToPrint - intelligent output efficiency
    axaio MadeToPrint plug-ins streamlines and standardizes PDF creation,
    print and publishing output and content correction workflows for
    Adobe® InDesign®, InCopy®, Illustrator® and QuarkXPress® environments.
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    Latest News
    axaio MadeToPrint Standard and Auto versions
    are available for Adobe InDesign CC 2018.

    axaio MadeToPrint (and axaio MadeForLayers) now both support
    "processing steps metadata" for a standardized layer operation.

    axaio MadeToPrint Server has is now having a new user interface.

    The axaio MadeToPrint Server version for CC 2018 will follow as soon as
    Adobe will release InDesign Server for CC 2018.

    axaio MadeToPrint supports QuarkXPress 2017 and the Quark Publishing Platform 2017




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    axaio MadeToPrint Related Reference Cases

  • 2014 - MediaMarkt
    Germany's and Europe's Number One consumer electronics retailer.
    The company currently has over 800 stores in 14 countries around the globe.
    For the production of its promotional materials the company uses axaio MadeToPrint.

  • 2014 - Hornbach
    Founded in 1877, this independent family-run company operates 148 large mega stores
    with garden centers in nine European countries and is satisfied MadeToPrint user.

  • 2013 - Stadium AB
    Sweden’s largest sports chain with more than 140 stores in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
    Production/Supply of sales collaterals and promotion material for sports stores.

  • 2013 - Lego
    The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company
    with headquarters in Billund, Denmark. Based on the iconic LEGO® brick,
    it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials.

  • 2013 - Motorrad AB, Sweden (partly owned by Egmont)
    "Motorrad - Europe's largest bike magazine now in Sweden".

  • 2012 - Ringier AG
    Swiss media company operating more than 120 newspapers and magazines worldwide,
    as well as running printing plants, several radio and TV stations and
    over 80 web and mobile platforms.
    Fully automation of high resolution print data (PDF/X-3 standard) - (pdf)

  • 2009 - TUI
    TUI Germany GmbH is the German market leader in tourism.
    For their catalog production, TUI Germany has been counting on MadeToPrint for years:
    “MadeToPrint is the ideal complement for the delivery of files to
    our production system for print production.
    Our MadeToPrint jobs ensure high reliability and short processing times.
    Especially in the field of our catalog production we appreciate these benefits.”
    says Hendrik Bender, Consultant Media Technology.

  • 2008 - Aste Helsinki
    Builders of innovative media communications providing comprehensive
    digital and print communication as well as marketing solutions for
    various types of organizations, publishers and brands.
    Aste Helsinki help enterprises to process and share content in the right way and in
    the right place: books, magazines, online, brochures, social media, tablets, phones.
    MadeToPrint helps Aste Helsinki to publish its materials with the highest quality and efficiency.

  • 2006 - Axel Springer SE
    One of the largest digital publishing houses in Europe,
    with numerous multimedia news brands, such as BILD, WELT, and FAKT.
    Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, the company (with nearly 14,000 employees)
    is active in more than 40 countries with subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licenses.

  • 2000 - O'Sullivan Communications (OSC), USA
    One of the largest digital publishing houses in USA,
    is developing a variety of multilingual products and services
    to meet project requirements in any industry.
    The company has a multilingual, multicultural in-house team of skilled professionals
    who provide among others layout and publishing, translations, prepress, printing ...
    MadeToPrint Auto for Quark Publishing Platform is a fixed part of their standardized
    print production workflow for many years, as it ensures a reliable and consistent output
    of all different document versions. OSC has enjoyed huge time-savings
    with the automation and handsfree operation of MadeToPrint.



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axaio MadeToPrint
Intelligent Printing and Exporting


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    axaio MadeToPrint is the intelligent print, publishing and export solution for
    publishers, printers, creative agencies and for the package printing,
    for output standardization, optimization and automation from within
    Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator®, InCopy® and QuarkXPress®.


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    The main objective of all versions of MadeToPrint is to standardize output processes so
    that all different components needed for production are created according to the right
    specifications, in the right locations and with a predefined standard naming convention.
    This reduces errors and lead-times and as a result increases rentability of production.

    Handling documents in multiple languages and versions is a challenge.
    axaio MadeToPrint is the ideal gate keeper and offers streamlined and faultless production
    with standardized file naming and path handling, adding info bars, handling language layers
    and finally providing an imposed file ready for digital print output.
    Needless to say that this adds a tremendous efficiency increase,
    and considerable time and cost savings.


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    MadeToPrint enriches Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator®, InCopy® and QuarkXPress®
    with numerous professional output and conversion features,
    including batch processing and hotfolder operation.
    Optionally, MadeToPrint can be used in conjunction with editorial systems.


    Streamlined multi-channel output and quality verification
    axaio MadeToPrint allows fully automated print and export from
    the design document to one or more output targets.
    This means that the same document can be exported to different
    PDF versions, EPub and XML.
    The automation process is based on an integrated hot folder support.

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    Especially for Adobe InDesign document types that contain a large amount of
    InDesign master page objects, the "MadeToPrint Export to PDF" process
    is highly accelerated, fastening the print production significantly.
    In particular, customers with high-volume data-processing will benefit
    from this as they can export larger amounts of documents in less time.

    Quality verification is one of the most important steps in any publishing workflow.
    The earlier sophisticated quality checkups in the creative workflow is performed,
    the easier it is to correct mistakes saving time and costs.
    Quality verification with MadeToPrint vastly enhances the reliability of PDF
    generation and print output processes as well as export to different file formats;
    among them EPUB.


    Overall advantages:
    • processes big data volumes in a shorter time
    • saves costs while avoiding mistakes through a standardized workflow
    • minimizes repetitive tasks and the number of keystrokes
    • no repetitive control of settings saves time and secures the workflow
    • guarantees best output results through different quality checks
    • enhanced workflow through a centralized output administration
    • short time to Return-on-Investment (ROI)



axaio MadeToPrint - Three versions

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    axaio MadeToPrint Standard
    Plug-in for Adobe InDesign, Illustrator or InCopy and an XTension for QuarkXPress
    allowing manual, one-click, print and export from design documents
    to one or more output targets.

    axaio MadeToPrint Auto
    Makes all functionality from MadeToPrint Standard available in a
    fully automated way using integrated hot folder support.

    axaio MadeToPrint Server
    axaio MadeToPrint Server is based on Adobe InDesign Server and
    automates printing and output processes in order to produce
    cost-effectively and at the highest quality level.
    Can be configured remotely and guarantees higher reliability,
    stability and performance of all output workflows in Adobe
    InDesign-based environments.

    In particular, the multi-instance version of InDesign Server in combination with
    MadeToPrint Server enables parallel processing of a variety of MadeToPrint jobs
    by distributing them to the various instances, saving a lot of time and thus costs,
    especially in high-volume document production. On top of that, automatic document
    load balancing maximizes computer power and avoids idle times in production.

    Adobe InDesign CC 2017 Server software delivers a robust and scalable engine that
    leverages the design, layout, and typographical capabilities of InDesign CC to
    programmatically create engaging automated documents.

    MadeToPrint InDesign CC 2017 Server can be configured remotely and
    guarantees higher reliability, stability and performance of all output
    workflows in InDesign-based environments.

    MadeToPrint Auto and Server seamlessly integrates into any workflow.
    Specific integrations have been made (via connectors that are included)
    with vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise, Van Gennep PlanSystem4 and
    Quark Publishing System editorial systems, and automation platforms
    such as Laidback Solutions FileTrain and Enfocus Switch.
    A configurator for Enfocus Switch enables an easy configuration of the entire workflow.



Fields of Application for axaio MadeToPrint in
Adobe® InDesign®/InCopy®/Illustrator® or QuarkXPress® Environments

    For Publishers:
    Publishing environments that use Adobe® InDesign®/InCopy®/Illustrator® or QuarkXPress®
    as their publishing program simply need top efficiency in terms of production procedures.

    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.

    • MadeToPrint Auto and MadeToPrint Server solve current issues by automating,
      extending, enhancing, and streamlining printing and output processes.
      Predefined jobsets in MadeToPrint provide identical output from every file
      for increased efficiency, as well as considerable time and cost savings.

      Any publisher looking to standardize output in order to decrease
      cost and errors should have a look at MadeToPrint.

    For Printers:
    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.

    • 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.

    For Creative Agencies:
    Inside agencies creative and production teams often struggle with insufficient or
    unfriendly document output procedures inside industry leading publishing tools.

    • MadeToPrint 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.

    For Packaging Design and Prepress Teams:
    Today, Adobe Illustrator remains the tool of choice for the creation of packaging designs.
    At the same time, PDF is gaining popularity as the file format of choice
    for file exchange and review.

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

      For packaging design and pre-press teams, MadeToPrint 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.

      MadeToPrint for Adobe Illustrator also allows you to extract all kinds of versions
      from the same master file, for example 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 Adobe Illustrator, without having to worry whether complex
      layer structures are correctly handled, or whether naming conventions and
      other production specifications are set correctly.

    For Production:
    • Production managers can create output jobsets once, making them available to all users,
      to get identical output from every workstation with one mouse click.




How to get standardized and quality-assured output using axaio MadeToPrint

MadeToPrint integrates with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy, QuarkXPress
and provides very precise and flexible standardized output control from these applications.

    Standardized how?
    • create an “Output setting”
    • use that output setting to generate output from InDesign, QuarkXPress,…
    • each output setting generates exactly one type of output

      Output Setting:
        Allows setting up:
        • preflight checks and updates to perform
          before starting the output process
        • requested file format
        • options for that file format
        • where and with which name output should go
        • pre- and post-processing scripts

      Output Set:
      • contains multiple output settings
      • use an output set to generate standardized
        output for all output settings it contains
      • then, one keyboard click generates many different types of output

      Output settings and output sets only need to be created once
      • Can be exported and shared with others
Output Settings
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    Automation with axaio MadeToPrint


    Integration of axaio MadeToPrint into workflows



    Key Features:
    • Hot folders can be assigned different priorities
      (axaio MadeToPrint Auto and Server).
    • Combining multiple output steps and executing them simultaneously.
    • Rule-based definition of file and folder names.
    • Saving output in predefined target paths/folders.
    • Target different output channels in parallel.
    • Easy export and import of saved jobs.
    • Many image smoothing options when Adobe InDesign jobs are
      exported to PNG or TIFF image.
    • Single page output from a multi page document.
    • Advanced PDF check and fixes using callas pdfToolbox technology:
      • Reliable PDF verification during export.
      • Configurable PDF profiles (according to own requirements)
        for export of "tailor-made" PDF files.
    • Individual and flexible layer processing.
      • While processing books an option allows separate export of layers
        (axaio MadeToPrint Auto and Server).
    • Info bars on printouts and in PostScript based files.
    • Flexible control of export parameters.
    • MadeToPrint Auto and Server integrates seamlessly with automation
      solutions such as Laidback Solutions FileTrain and Enfocus Switch.
    • Support for tokens; variables that allow flexible output settings.
    • Three automation versions available:
    • MadeForLayers - Efficient Layer Organization - Part of MadeToPrint:
    • When using MadeForLayers as a free part of MadeToPrint,
      the different layer views can automatically be printed or exported to PDF,
      instantly creating faultless output for all different language or regional versions.
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    Optional Publishing System Connection:
    • vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise, Van Gennep PlanSystem, Quark Publishing System.
    • Keeps publication components up-to-date.
    • Checks out layouts unattended.
    • Updates contents right before output.
    • Checks layout back-up into editorial system database.

    Product Benefits:
    • Standardized output = safety/control.
    • Error minimization = time and cost saving.



Hot Folders Priorities Settings
(axaio MadeToPrint Auto and Server)

    • Allow defining different hot folders to automatically produce
      output from Adobe InDesign jobs dropped into those hot folders.
    • Hot folders can be assigned different priorities which determine
      the order in which folders are scanned and jobs are processed by MadeToPrint.
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      This allows setting up prioritized workflows;
      hot folder setups to generate files to be archived can for example be given
      a lower priority than hot folder setups related to urgent production work.



Image smoothing options when Adobe InDesign jobs
are exported to PNG or TIFF images

    • Image smoothing options when Adobe InDesign jobs are exported
      to PNG or TIFF images; making such images more usable especially
      when produced as thumbnails or preview images.
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      In workflows where layers and layer views are used,
      export of specific layer views by name is supported to increase flexibility.



Tokens - Support for variables that allow flexible output settings
    • The purpose of MadeToPrint is to reduce errors and lead-times
      and as a result increase rentability of production.

      An important part of this process are tokens.
      Tokens are variables that allow output settings in MadeToPrint
      to be more flexible and to incorporate various pieces of metadata,
      ranging from dates and times, over automatically increasing
      numbers to information from editorial systems.

      Tokens are available for many aspects of output settings.
      They can be used to determine where files will be saved,
      how their name will be created and more.
      MadeToPrint contains built-in help to work with tokens and
      allows predefined token lists for recurring needs.

      Four important new tokens have recently beed added to provide information regarding
      • the number of files generated by an export setting,
      • the sequence in that output, and
      • the first and last spread number of the currently exported file.
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Managing job configurations
    • News: Managing job configurations

      MadeToPrint now comes with a configuration manager, which optimizes
      the handling of different and complex customer or project configurations.
      Each MadeToPrint configuration can be setup with all jobs
      and job sets for a particular client, magazine, project etc.
      Switching between configurations is easy and quick and configurations
      can be exported and imported so that all settings for a particular project
      are easily transferred from one system to another.
      On top of that, MadeToPrint now also allows searching jobs and job sets.
      Because the search system filters not only on name but on all properties of
      a job or job set, it’s an incredibly powerful way to find specific jobs or
      job sets in a large configuration.
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MadeToPrint Export Formats
    • News: Exporting InDesign Files

      MadeToPrint specializes in taking InDesign files and exporting them to various output formats.
      What is less known is that MadeToPrint is also able to open IDML files and process those.
      MadeToPrint can now also use native InDesign as output file format.
      E.g. IDML files that need to be converted to INDD format,
      can now simply be dropped into a MadeToPrint hot folder
      and MadeToPrint will save proper InDesign files.
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    • News: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

      MadeToPrint will undertake the tasks necessary to automatically receive
      native Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop layout documents
      and export them into PDF.
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      Advantages at a glance for users;
      • Automated PDF export from Adobe InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop files.
      • Automated native file preflight in MadeToPrint before generating the PDF.
      • Time savings for more efficiency and enhanced usability.

    • News: Interactive PDF!

      An often requested export format has been added: the interactive PDF.
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      This gives users two possibilities;
      to either export their Adobe InDesign document
      • as a print PDF, or
      • as an interactive PDF, which can be integrated into websites, tablets,
        mailings, etc. making the content much more vivid and allowing
        interactivity with the reader/viewer.
        All interactive elements that are created in the Adobe InDesign document,
        like for example 'buttons', 'forms', etc. are preserved in the interactive PDF.



Processing native files
    • News: Processing native files

      The automated versions of MadeToPrint
      (MadeToPrint Auto for InDesign and MadeToPrint Server for InDesign Server)
      are now capable of automatically picking up images, Photoshop and
      Illustrator files from hot folders.
      These files are placed in a newly created InDesign document and from there
      exported according to the settings of the specific job or job set.
      For such native files MadeToPrint provides a completely automatic conversion to
      PDF, image, PostScript or any other file format supported by MadeToPrint.
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Details
axaio MadeToPrint comes in several flavours
for specific needs and automation requirements


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axaio MadeToPrint - Standard vs Auto vs Server
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    MadeToPrint Standard - One-Click Manual Export and Print
      Product Information
    • Plug-in for publishing applications:
      Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator® or InCopy® and an XTension for QuarkXPress®.
    • Allows manual, one-click, print and export from your
      design document to one or more output targets.
    • Can be run via Adobe InDesign keyboard shortcuts offering
      faster handling and maximum efficiency to the user.

      Fields of Application
    • Printers.
    • Creative agencies.
    • Packaging design teams.
    • Prepress teams.
    • Production teams.

      Platform
    • Adobe® InDesign®.
    • Adobe® InCopy®.
    • Adobe® Illustrator®.
    • QuarkXpress®.



    MadeToPrint Auto - Hot folder Automation at its Best
      Product Information
    • Makes all functionality from MadeToPrint Standard available in a fully automated way.
    • Integrated hot folder support.
    • Includes connectors for:
    • Can be integrated with automation systems such as
      Laidback Solutions FileTrain and Enfocus Switch.

      Fields of Application
    • Publishing environments using
      Adobe® InDesign® / InCopy® / Illustrator® or QuarkXPress® as publishing program
    • Conventional or digital full service printers
    • Creative and production teams
    • For packaging design and prepress teams

      Platform
    • Adobe® InDesign®
    • Adobe InCopy®.
    • Adobe® Illustrator®
    • QuarkXpress®



    MadeToPrint Server - True Server Processing with Adobe InDesign Server®
      Product Information
    • Server-based application wherever high-speed, high-volume output is of the essence.
    • Can be configured remotely.
    • Guarantees higher reliability, stability and performance
      of all output workflows in InDesign-based environments.
    • Option to import and change MadeToPrint configurations.
    • When using a time limited/subscription license
      the MadeToPrint Server UI now shows the remaining time.
    • New user interface:
    • For an easier set-up of the MadeToPrint Server configuration.
      The old user interface, which was based on Adobe AIR and Flash Player,
      has been replaced by a native application.
      This makes it more stable and performant, and paves the way for
      flexible further development based on customer needs.
    • Post process scripts are executed, even if there was a preflight error.
    • Many options in the page range feature, e.g. sections.
    • Includes connectors for:
    • Can be integrated with automation systems such as
      Laidback Solutions FileTrain and Enfocus Switch.

      Fields of Application
    • Publishing environments using Adobe® InDesign® as publishing program.
    • Conventional or digital full service printers.
    • Creative and production teams.

      Platform
    • Adobe® InDesign® Server.
    • vjoon K4.
    • WoodWing Enterprise.
    • Van Gennep PlanSystem4.



axaio MadeToPrint - Complete Feature List Overview (Click to View)

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axaio MadeToPrint for WoodWing Enterprise Publishing System

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    MadeToPrint Auto/Server for WoodWing Enterprise is an intelligent
    printing and exporting add-on for Adobe InDesign allowing powerful
    output workflows for multichannel publishing.

    With MadeToPrint for Enterprise, publishers can continue to optimize their
    processes and publish more efficiently, whether producing newspapers,
    magazines, sales and marketing material, annual reports or books.

    MadeToPrint Auto and Server for Adobe Creative Cloud (CC)
    are compatible with WoodWing Enterprise 9.

    Fully integrated in their multi-channel publishing system,
    reliable and effective output procedures are guaranteed.
    Based on meta data information MadeToPrint jobs can be processed
    status-based directly from within the WoodWing publishing system
    - automatically 24/7.
    Users will receive a confirmation for the successful export execution or
    an error message, without having to leave Adobe InDesign.

    WoodWing Enterprise and MadeToPrint complement each other
    perfectly in the automation and standardization, one of the most
    fundamental aspects of the production workflow: the edition.




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