Four Pees, a Belgian-based international business partner providing marketing, sales and distribution services for the print and publishing industry, joined by axaio software and Twixl media, launched
new products and demonstrated their wide product portfolios at drupa.
Four Pees introduced Atomyx Portal, an out-of-the-box
job submission and quality control portal solution, based on proven
callas software’s pdfToolbox preflight and correction technology. It
streamlines file submission including additional metadata, quality
control and verification against product properties setup by the printer
It also showcased:
callas software – handling complex PDF challenges
Today, callas pdfToolbox is the easiest yet most powerful PDF preflight and correction application on the market. Problem files can be fixed during preflight or with a click of the button in the Switchboard. Flattening transparency, converting fonts to outlines, inserting trim and bleed boxes to match printer marks, converting office documents or even PostScript files directly into PDF, comparing versions of PDF files and visualizing ink coverage. pdfToolbox Server allows to automate all these actions and fully integrate them into any automation or webportal solution. At drupa, callas pdfToolbox 6 will be launched.
The new callas pdfaPilot version 3 brings full support for the new PDF/A-3 standard, expected to be released later in 2012, making it possible to archive the original document (such as Word, Excel, XML…) inside the PDF/A file. Integration with Microsoft SharePoint facilitates the creation of PDF/A files in larger office environments. Guaranteed PDF/A conversion utilizes advanced processing methods to convert virtually any PDF file to PDF/A. For high-volume environments, pdfaPilot Server can now be installed as a Windows service and load balancing between different pdfaPilot Servers instantly enables unlimited processing power.
PrintFactory – Beyond a RIP, a complete LFP workflow
PrintFactory is the most complete production solution for large format printing. It can print jobs as they are being processed, driving over 600 different printing, cutting and CTS devices. PrintFactory not only increases productivity and operator flexibility, it also allows to produce more efficiently. The advanced colour engine can easily introduce proofing in workflows, reducing waste of expensive production media and ink. With PrintFactory, a predictable and consistent output is generated and color consistency can be achieved on different machines.
ProofMaster – Contractual quality, amazing results
ProofMaster provides a complete quality control solution that allows verifying and correcting incoming files and provides colour accurate proofs. ProofMaster provides effortless setup and allows for out-of-the box contract proofs in line with the ISO 12647-7 and other industry colour standards.
axaio software, a Berlin based company specialized in automating, standardising and streamlining print output, PDF creation and content correction workflows for Adobe InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator and QuarkXPress environments, announced its new MadeToTag software, an Adobe InDesign plugin for preparing InDesign documents for tagged PDF – reliable and easy. The public beta programme of MadeToTag has started already and is open to everyone under: http://www.axaio.com/doku.php/en:products:madetotag.
Axaio showcased their flagship product, MadeToPrint, with its latest new features. MadeToPrint is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign, Illustrator or InCopy and an XTension for QuarkXPress, that automates print output processes to one or more targets as well as the export to different file formats – based on hotfolder mechanism or in conjunction with Adobe InDesign Server.
Furthermore, axaio software presented MadeToCompare, the solution for bulletproof change and version management for Adobe InCopy based editorial environments as well as MadeForLayers, a plug-in for InDesign and Illustrator that helps streamlining and simplifying the creation and editing of complex documents based on layer views.
As the iPad is changing the game of publishing, e-commerce and advertising it is important that publishers take this digital evolution seriously and start to look for opportunities in the digital publishing business.
Twixl Publisher is a digital publishing solution that takes projects from InDesign to iPad. Specifically, it is a combination of a standalone (Mac OS X) application and a plug-in for Adobe InDesign CS5 or 5.5 that converts and exports traditionally created documents into interactive reader applications for the iPad.
Twixl Publisher makes it possible to integrate different types of interactive content in your InDesign documents, and then convert them to an iPad app. Some of the interactive elements that you can add are slide shows of photos, audio or video clips, scrollable content, panoramas, 360° views, HTML5 animations and more.
Twixl Publisher provides a workflow where ease of use is key. The product can be used for a great variety of sectors and application domains. Magazines and books are obvious applications, but Twixl Publisher can also be used for sales presentations, annual reports, newsletters, brand magazines, manuals, brochures, data sheets and more.
A specific market is Enterprise publishing. For many companies, in-house publishing and hosting content externally might cause issues. Twixl media will present its Enterprise Kiosk solution in world premiere at drupa, for 100% independent in-house digital publishing.