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axaio software streamlines output automation

Friday, September 11, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Berlin, Germany - axaio software, developer of solutions for output automation from layout and design applications, announces the availability of MadeToPrint Illustrator Auto. This new version of MadeToPrint builds on years of experience in output optimization and standardization from QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign and ports all the advantages of MadeToPrint to the packaging creation workflow.

axaio software products are available in the Americas from Tools4Media www.tools4media.com.

Output automation made easy
MadeToPrint standardizes all complex printing and file exporting demands by setting up output JobSets once, and then making them available to all users, to get identical output from every workstation. Users of axaio MadeToPrint around the world streamline print and export operations and thus benefit from increased efficiency and reliability, reduce error levels, improve collaboration and save time and cost considerably.

Adapted to the needs for packaging
Today, Adobe Illustrator remains the tool of choice for 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 Illustrator, axaio provides a solution to automate PDF output from Illustrator with all the advantages such as cost savings and reduced errors. But MadeToPrint for Illustrator goes beyond plain and simple automation and deals with all the complexities packaging design files contain. Packaging designers and pre-press professionals are now able create PDFs from Illustrator, without having to worry wether complex layer structures are correctly handled, or whether naming conventions and other production specifications are set correctly. Once an output specification has been setup up in a MadeToPrint JobSet all files processed with that JobSet will consistently fit the same specification.

"The powerful rule based file naming alone would justify the use of MadeToPrint for Illustrator", says Christian Blaise, owner of bleuprocess and co-Chair of the Ghent PDF Workgroup Packaging Subcommittee, "but once I realized how MadeToPrint for Illustrator allows you to extract all kinds of versions from the same master file, different language versions, low res for customer approval, a technical spec version for making the die cuts and more, I instantly knew this is going change how this industry prepares files. Add the built-in automation - and it's obvious that this is the single best productivity enhancer in this decade!" axaio's MadeToPrint PrintJobs can now also be exported and imported for easier exchange of output setting amongst users or towards customers.

Tested and approved in real life
Developed in close collaboration with its integration partner 3f8h.net and one of their major customers, MadeToPrint for Illustrator had gone through intensive feature review and testing and has been used in production for the last couple of months.

Pricing and availability
axaio MadeToPrint Illustrator Auto is immediately available for €4.490 / $6.490.
axaio MadeToPrint for Illustrator is also available as Desktop Site License for €3.990/ $5.790.
Both versions work with CS3 and CS4.

A free and fully functional 30-day trial version can be downloaded from www.axaio.com




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