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Streamlines and standardizes PDF
creation, print and publishing output and content correction workflows for
Adobe® InDesign®, Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® InCopy® and QuarkXPress®




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axaio MadeToPrint
Intelligent Printing and Exporting
from your preferred layout and design applications


Our solutions are based on
tested, reliable, and highly accessible hardware and software solutions.

NewFormat is Appointed Reseller and Solution Partner in
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of leading PDF technology from axaio software GmbH.



axaio - intelligent 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,
    and workflow automation platforms such as
    Laidback Solutions FileTrain and Enfocus Switch.

    All Products/Overview - Combo Flyer (pdf)
    MadeToPrint, MadeToCompare, MadeForLayers, MadeToTag.



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    axaio MadeToPrint - intelligent output efficiency
    axaio MadeToPrint is an indispensable companion for professional creatives
    in graphics design, publishing and packaging design.

Adobe InDesign - Icon Adobe InDesign Server - Icon Adobe InCopy - Icon Adobe Illustrator - Icon QuarkXPress Icon
    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;
    manages output to multiple formats and to multiple destinations simultaneously.

    Main goal of axaio MadeToPrint
    • To automate output export to different file formats in one go job;
      e.g. PDF, PS, IDML, ePub,...
    • To combine multiple, manual, repetitive output tasks
    • To proceed them all in one go job
    • To output them to different devices in parallel
    • To guarantee reliable output results

    Functionality
    • Save output to pre-defined target paths
    • Standardize file and directory naming by tokens
    • Tailor-made: execute individual scripts if needed
    • Automated output of layer combinations;
      e.g. for multi language documents

    Security
    • Checkup on missing images and not loaded fonts
    • Control of InDesign's Live Preflight
    • Post-check on generated PDF files
    • Report generation in case of error
    • One-time configuration of complex output settings
    • Central output machine with fixed settings
      (fonts, preflight, file naming, etc.)
    • Always same, correct output results

    Benefits
    • Standardized output for consistent results
    • Optimized output features for more efficiency
    • Automated output for time and cost saving
    • Once setup, no manual control needed of output settings and processes



    Latest News
    axaio MadeToPrint Standard and Auto versions
    are available for Adobe InDesign CC 2019.

    axaio MadeToPrint Server for Adobe InDesign CC 2019 Server is available.

    axaio MadeForLayers is now included into axaio MadeToPrint.

    axaio MadeToPrint (and axaio MadeForLayers) for Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator
    support ISO 19593-1 for a standardized layer operation:
    'PDF Processing Steps Metadata' / 'PDF metadata for post-print workflows'

    axaio MadeForLayers is now also included as part of axaio MadeToPrint.

    axaio MadeToPrint Server is now having a new user interface.

    axaio MadeToPrint supports QuarkXPress 2018 and the Quark Publishing Platform 2017.

    axaio MadeToPrint Auto and Server for Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) are
    compatible with WoodWing Enterprise for Adobe InDesign CC2018.




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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 packaging printing industry,
    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.


    Efficient Layer Organization with MadeForLayers - Included for free in 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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    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.

axaio software MadeToPrint Production Flow - Submit, Input, Process, Delivery, FTP, E-mail - Picture


    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
    Adobe InDesign - Icon Adobe InCopy - Icon Adobe Illustrator - Icon QuarkXPress Icon
    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.

    Automation into workflows: No, interactive processing – “click to output”.
    Integration into workflows: No.

    Details on Key Features in MadeToPrint Standard


    axaio MadeToPrint Auto
    Adobe InDesign - Icon Adobe InCopy - Icon Adobe Illustrator - Icon QuarkXPress Icon
    Makes all functionality from MadeToPrint Standard available in a
    fully automated way using integrated hot folder support.

    Automation into workflows: Yes, uses hot folders and integrates with
    Laidback Solutions FileTrain or Enfocus Switch.

    Integration into editorial systems: Yes, integrates with:
    Details on Key Features in MadeToPrint Auto


    axaio MadeToPrint Server
    Adobe InDesign Server - Icon
    axaio MadeToPrint Server is an output server solution based on
    Adobe InDesign Server and automates printing and output processes
    in order to produce cost-effectively and at the highest quality level.

    Automation into workflows: Yes, integrates with Adobe InDesign Server,
    Laidback Solutions FileTrain or Enfocus Switch.

    Integration into editorial systems: Yes, integrates with:
    Details on Key Features in MadeToPrint Server



Comparison of Automation Support in Standard vs Auto vs Server
Click on image for details on key features and differences

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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
      • use page ranges from settings in Output Settings

      Output settings and output sets only need to be created once
      • Can be exported and shared with others
Output Settings
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      New feature: Use Page Ranges from Settings in Sets
      • Use the preset page ranges of each single job when executing a Set
axaio software MadeToPrint - Settings - Use Page Ranges - Picture
      Possibility to define the page range of a document which needs to be output.
      Previously one could only overwrite the page range of all MadeToPrint jobs,
      which were combined in a MadeToPrint job set,
      e.g. all jobs included in the set were executed with the page range 'all pages'.

      The benefit of this new feature is that one can now output exactly
      the defined page range of each single job in a set instead of
      e.g. 'all pages' of all jobs in a set.
      This new setting option means a boost of efficiency as well as a
      more tailor-made and accurate batch processing in MadeToPrint.



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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      A new token (variable), called ScriptLabel,
      has been added to MadeToPrint’s token engine to e.g. standardize
      the folder and file naming even more dynamically.
      This token captures the content of an Adobe InDesign text frame,
      labeled with a specific ScriptLabel, and imports it into the folder or file name.
      This will give the user more options to adjust his workflow set-up
      in a flexibel and tailor-made way.
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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 Adobe 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.
axaio software MadeToPrint - Export Formats Interactive PDF - Picture

      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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New user interface for MadeToPrint Server
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      The old user interface, which was based on Adobe AIR and Flash Player,
      has been replaced by a native application.
      For an easier set-up of the MadeToPrint Server configuration we do recommend
      all customers who are using MadeToPrint together with Adobe InDesign Server
      to install the current Server UI for MadeToPrint. It offers much more comfort
      when configuring MadeToPrint Server and is above all much faster.
      In addition, it offers more options for further development and
      can therefore be adapted more flexibly to customer requirements.
      It is also planned to further extend the UI in the coming months
      into a kind of 'control center' in order to provide the customer with a
      comprehensive response to the status of the processing in the current workflow.
      MadeToPrint Server UI v1.0.003 can be installed separately,
      regardless of which InDesign version the customer is working with.


axaio MadeToPrint for WoodWing Enterprise Publishing System

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    WoodWing simplifies modern publishing workflows and makes
    digital channels an integrated part of the publishing process.

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

    The integration of MadeToPrint in Woodwing Enterprise guarantees
    a very high level of production safety to ensure a reliable output workflow
    with a maximum of efficiency.

    MadeToPrint Auto Enterprise for Adobe CC 2018 and
    MadeToPrint Server Enterprise for Adobe InDesign CC 2018 Server
    are compatible with WoodWing Enterprise for Adobe's Creative Cloud version 2018.

    With MadeToPrint for WoodWing Enterprise, publishers can continue to
    standardize and optimize their print and export processes in order to
    decrease cost and errors, and publish more efficiently, whether producing
    newspapers, magazines, catalogues, sales and marketing material,
    annual reports or books.

    MadeToPrint for Woodwing Enterprise relieves designers from all
    technicalities of preparing different file formats for print (e.g. PDF).
    It solves output flaws, misprints, issues with layers etc. by
    extending and streamlining output processes.
    Production managers define tailor-made output job sets,
    making them available to all users, to get identical,
    consistent output results from every workstation
    - fully automated, without manual assistance.

    Fully integrated in WoodWing's 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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