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Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017

Zevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of Package Central 1.9.12, a compatibility update to its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the document collection process.

Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017

The new version makes Package Central compatible with the recently announced 2017 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The update is offered free of charge to Package Central users. The same version of Package Central can be used with any version of InDesign from CS5 and later.

 

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links, freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

 

Package Central runs on a dedicated machine and watches hot folders linked to its workflow settings. The software performs all its tasks automatically and can run absolutely unattended. It offers the following key features and benefits:

 

* Automatically collect InDesign files from hot folders
* Update modified links automatically
* Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
* Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
* Compose variable folder names
* XML-based processing
* Detailed processing logs

 

Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 (USD) from the Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. A trial is also available for download. The update is free for registered users. Package Central requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.12 and works with Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017.

InPreflight for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017

Zevrix Solutions has released InPreflight Pro 2.11.23, a compatibility update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. InPreflight is a powerful all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, collect them for output and ship to final destination. InPreflight helps graphics and print professionals prevent costly mistakes by uncovering hidden problems, save disk space through smart batch-packaging and reduce production time and costs.

 

InPreflight for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017

 

The new version makes InPreflight compatible with the recently announced 2017 release of InDesign CC, featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The update is offered free of charge to InPreflight users. The same version of InPreflight can be used with any version of InDesign from CS3 and later.

 

InPreflight Pro provides a robust, affordable, reliable and easy-to-use solution for printers, service providers, ad agencies and publishing houses. It offers the following key features:

 

Batch-packaging:
* Collect multiple InDesign documents automatically
* Collect all shared links into one folder, saving gigabytes of disk space and hours of production time

 

Quality control:
* Quickly check InDesign fonts, colors and links for common errors
* Use preflight presets for different projects
* Uncover hidden issues, such as image compression, embedded fonts and illegal link locations

 

Graphic preflight reports:
* Print graphic reports and save them as PDF
* Detailed paragraph styles report for typography professionals

 

InPreflight Pro can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $99.95 USD (Studio version: $39.95), as well as from authorized resellers. A Trial version is available for download. Update is free for licensed users of version 2, and $50 from earlier versions.

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS Sierra

Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of LinkOptimizer 5.0.9, a compatibility update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks helping InDesign users reduce the size of image links, save processing time and production costs, and repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

 

The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the recently released macOS 10.12 Sierra and is offered as a free update to licensed users. The update also improves handling of monochrome images, fixes some minor UI glitches and offers a better management of duplicate links across multiple InDesign documents.

 

“LinkOptimizer is the one product no creative studio can live without,” says Wayne Guy from Edge Graphics studio in Lake Balboa, California. “It saves hours of time, tediously replacing linked images, resizing, batch processing… If you’re a designer or production artist, you need this.”

 

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. The software offers the following main features:

 

* Resize links to match their InDesign dimensions at a target resolution
* Convert colors and apply ICC profile
* Batch process InDesign files
* Merge layers and delete hidden ones
* Convert image formats
* Optimize files for web and mobile devices
* Run a Photoshop Action on each image

 

As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space and hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.12 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 2015.

 

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Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office output on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit their website. Copyright (C) 2016 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Output Factory Server for InDesign Now Offers Exchange Mail Server Support

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory Server 1.2.15, a feature update to its solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from watched hot folders.

 

The new version lets users send email notifications from Output Factory Server via Microsoft Exchange SMTP servers. This ability is especially useful in corporate environments where email servers are set up to disallow authentication over a plaintext connection. Email notifications provide an easy way to inform workgroup members of output errors, process completion, preflight results and other workflow stages.

 

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine. “It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

 

Under the Output Factory Server workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply copy InDesign jobs to hot folders that reside on a network. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, Flash files and so on.

 

The software offers the following key features:
* Print and export InDesign files automatically from hot folders
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, HTML, EPUB and other formats
* Automatic variable email notifications
* Export InDesign files as single pages
* Layer versioning
* Variable output file names
* Preflight files before output
* Serve unlimited users on a network

 

Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput Server users can upgrade for $350. Output Factory Server requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.11 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2015.

 

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Zevrix Offers LinkOptimizer 5 Public Beta for Adobe InDesign

Zevrix Solutions has announced the public beta release of LinkOptimizer 5, a pre-release version of a major upgrade to the company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

 

Zevrix Offers LinkOptimizer 5 Public Beta for Adobe InDesign

The new version adds a the ability to process multiple InDesign documents with a single click – a major productivity enhancement for publishers, graphic designers and print professionals. The upgrade also adds support for InDesign books and introduces numerous improvements in user interface, stability, memory management and performance. The beta program is open to all willing to participate. Beta testers who provide valuable feedback will get a discount on their purchase of LinkOptimizer 5.

LinkOptimizer works with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats.

 

Users can:

* Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
* Change resolution to 300 dpi
* Convert RGB images to CMYK with specific ICC profile
* Resave JPEG images as PSD
* Run a Photoshop Action on each image

 

The LinkOptimizer 5 public beta can be downloaded from the Zevrix website. Qualified beta testers will receive a discount on LinkOptimizer 5 (upgrade or new license). Detailed info is included with the beta download.

InPreflight Pro for InDesign Is Now Available for Sale on MacUpdate

InPreflight Pro, Zevrix Solutions‘ document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign, is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate under its Enhanced Product Pages program.

 

InPreflight Pro for InDesign Is Now Available for Sale on MacUpdate

Described as “delightfully simple to use” by Macworld magazine, InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, automatically collect multiple files for output and ship them to final destination. Users can now buy the app directly from its existing MacUpdate listing.

“InPreflight provides excellent display of document’s elements with full control over preflighting and file collection,” says Michael Anikst of Anikst Design in London, UK. “I am designing very big books on art, and InPreflight lets me keep all my documents in perfect order.”

 

InPreflight Pro provides a complete document preparation solution for printers, prepress shops, ad agencies and publishing houses.

 

InPreflight Pro can be purchased from MacUpdate for $99.95, as well as from Zevrix website and authorized resellers. A trial version is available for download.

Package Central 1.9.7 for Adobe InDesign Update Improves App’s Email Reliability

Zevrix Solutions has released Package Central 1.9.7, a maintenance update to its document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The new version addresses an issue which could prevent email and metadata settings from being saved in workflow presets.

 

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Package Central processes InDesign files from monitored hot folders and offers users the advantage of customizable workflows, variable folder names, email notifications, automatic error handling, preflighting and other time saving features for any workgroup environment.

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit InDesign files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects the documents along with their fonts and links, freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process. Package Central performs all its tasks automatically on a dedicated workstation and can run absolutely unattended.

Features and benefits include:

* Collect InDesign files from watched hot folders
* Create hot folders for various packaging settings
* Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
* Automatic email notifications on process stages and errors
* Variable package folder names
* Update modified links automatically
* Detailed processing logs
* Maintain a single set of settings for entire workgroup

LinkOptimizer for InDesign Improves Sharpening Filter Application

Zevrix Solutions has released LinkOptimizer 4.9.62, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer allows users to reduce the size of their InDesign links by eliminating excess image data according to their final size and target resolution.

 

LinkOptimizer for InDesign Improves Sharpening Filter Application

 

LinkOptimizer can also perform image adjustments and color and file format conversions. The new release improves the reliability of Photoshop sharpening filters application and addresses some image format conversion issues. The update also improves the reliability of GIF image conversion and fixes some minor UI glitches

 

LinkOptimizer can:

* Resize links to match their InDesign dimensions at a target resolution
* Reduce link size by eliminating excess image data
* Convert image colors and apply ICC profile
* Convert image formats
* Merge layers and delete hidden ones
* Run a Photoshop Action on each image
* Optimize files for web and mobile devices

 

LinkOptimizer is available from the Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. A trial version is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions.