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Output Factory for InDesign 50% off on BitsDuJour May 21

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory for Adobe InDesign is available at 50% off on website BitsDuJour until May 21 only. Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide automate and simplify their printing and exporting workflows and eliminate repetitive tasks.

 

 

“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in ten years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Head of Production of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “Easily saves hours a week, producing bullet-proof documents over and over… With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”

 

With Output Factory, users only need to queue the desired InDesign files and select pre-defined output options. The software will then save multiple files to PDF or other formats with just a click of a button. Output Factory can also assign complex variable file names, output layer combinations, preflight documents before output, and export to multiple formats at once. Output Factory supports printing, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, EPUB and other formats.

 

Key Features:

  • Batch printing and exporting of InDesign files
  • Export as single pages
  • Output to several formats with one click
  • Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
  • Variable output file names based on file contents, page numbering, date and other data
  • Run custom scripts
  • Preflight InDesign and PDF documents
  • Send output files to FTP and other servers

 

Output Factory can be purchased form BitsDuJour at 50% off for $84.97 until May 21 only. Trial is also available for download.

Output Factory Server Update Improves XMP Metadata Handling

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 2.2.15, an update to the company’s output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign production workflow for workgroups by processing files from hot folders. It offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

 

Output Factory Server improves the XMP Variables engine, a powerful feature that allows users to insert specific InDesign file metadata entries into the variable output file names. The update addresses a number of issues that resulted in UI malfunctions on macOS Catalina and fixes a bug that rendered the first XMP preset in the list uneditable. In a future, Zevrix plans to extend the XMP variable abilities to the app’s email notifications by letting users send alerts to email addresses stored in InDesign metadata.

 

“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.”

 

This software is designed to run on a dedicated Mac station where it can serve unlimited users on a network via watched hot folders. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, color printing, image conversion and so on.

 

Key features:

  • Output InDesign files automatically from hot folders
  • Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder
  • Layer versioning
  • Variable output file names
  • Run custom scripts
  • Automatic preflighting
  • PDF security presets for different workflows
  • Send final files to FTP and other servers

 

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. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server.

Output Automation Tools for Microsoft Office on Spring Sale

Zevrix Solutions announces a spring sale on all products.  This sale includes output automation tools for Microsoft Office. This sale offers a 50% discount until April 3. Zevrix BatchOutput Office Suite is a collection of output automation apps for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for macOS. The only automation tool for Microsoft users on the Mac market, the software streamlines printing and exporting of Office documents to PDF through batch processing with time saving output options.

 

 

BatchOutput Office offers powerful professional PDF production tools for demanding enterprise and office publishing environments that can be applied to direct output from Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

“BatchOutput makes the process of saving collections of Word docs to PDF so much faster and easier,” says Giorgio La Scala from Cologny, Switzerland. “Developers also provide top notch support that is fast and efficient… Very impressed by the level of dedication to customer satisfaction.”

 

BatchOutput Features:

  • Print and export multiple Office documents to PDF with a single click
  • Split Microsoft files into single page PDFs
  • Variable output file names
  • Reduce PDF file size and optimize documents for web, print and mobile devices
  • Encrypt and password-protect PDF documents
  • Change PDF color tone, brightness and other properties

 

BatchOutput Office is a part of the Zevrix family of software products, which also include advanced automation solutions Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, PDF workflows and file delivery.

 

BatchOutput Office Suite can be purchased at half price for US$30 from Zevrix website until April 3. The suite’s applications – BatchOutput DOC, BatchOutput XLS and BatchOutput PPT – can be also purchased separately for $10 (USD) each. Trial is also available for download. The sale also applies all other products and upgrades. BatchOutput Office requires macOS 10.8 – 10.15 and Microsoft Office 2008-2019. InDesign and Illustrator solutions require Adobe Creative Cloud CS6 – 2020.

Adobe InDesign Plug-Ins and PDF Tools on Sale

Zevrix Solutions announces a spring sale until April 3. Zevrix offers 50% discount on everything in its online store, which  include product upgrades. It offers several popular plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, which help professionals automate document output, automate repetitive tasks, save disk space, and cut production costs.

 

 

“Zevrix software its the best kept secret out there for the Graphic Design industry,” says Darren Rath of eponymous design studio in Melbourne, Australia. “It rocks and continues to impress and improve at a scary rate… Thanks to Zevrix products, every piece of artwork that flies out of here requires no intervention by the prepress departments.”

 

Included in sale:

  • LinkOptimizer for InDesign, a plug-in that reduces link size by eliminating excess image data, performs essential picture adjustments, and converts file formats. LinkOptimizer lets users save gigabytes of disk space, cut down on processing time, and reduce production costs.
  • Output Factory for InDesign, a document printing and exporting automation solution that offers batch output, layer versioning, export as single pages, preflighting, variable file names, and more. A server version that processes files from watched hot folders is also available.
  • Package Central for InDesign, a server-grade tool that automates packaging of InDesign documents from hot folders. The app automatically collects InDesign documents along with their links and fonts with the ability to include PDF and IDML files, send email notifications, assign variable folder names and more.
  • Zevrix tools for PDF workflows let users batch print PDF files and automate preflighting, color conversion and format exchange. The company also offers batch output solutions for Microsoft Office, file delivery automation tools, and quality control software for images and vector graphic files.

 

Zevrix software can be purchased at 50% off until April 3, 2020 from Zevrix website. For details, please visit the website. Product trials are also available for download. All Zevrix products require macOS 10.8-10.15; InDesign and Illustrator solutions require Adobe Creative Cloud CS5-2020 software.

 

LinkOptimizer Update Adds New Duplicate Image Name Options

Zevrix Solutions releases LinkOptimizer 5.4.15, an update to image processing automation tool for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time, and decrease production costs.

 

 

Version 5.4.15 adds advanced options for the naming of duplicate InDesign links during processing. Users can now assign unique names to duplicates by using a random number or by appending a serial number to the variable file name. With this update, it also improves memory management and addresses a bug in InDesign that caused an error when updating links during analyzing on macOS Catalina.

 

“LinkOptimizer has changed my life and saved me days and days of work as a retoucher for an international quarterly magazine,” says Steve Krason of Chicago based SK Design Group. “It’s a lifesaver”.

 

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

For example:

  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Change their resolution to 300 ppi
  • Convert all RGB images to CMYK
  • Resave all JPEG images as TIFF
  • Run a Photoshop Action on each image

 

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer will reimport images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. The resulting savings of disk space, time and resources can be dramatic:

  • Save gigabytes of disk space
  • Accelerate document output
  • Save endless hours – and even days – of manually optimizing image size, resolution and formats
  • Reduce job turnaround drastically and cut costs through faster processing

 

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and 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 macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-2020.

Output Factory Server Adds Hot Folder Watching Interval

Zevrix Solutions releases Output Factory Server 2.2.13, an update to output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from hot folders. It offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

 

Version 2.2.13 introduces an option to change the hot folder watching interval in app’s preferences. The watching interval specifies the regularity Output Factory Server scans hot folders for updates and changes. Increasing the interval can help users eliminate premature processing of large files on slow networks.

 

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

 

Under the Output Factory Server workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers copy InDesign jobs to hot folders that reside on a network. It then will process the files automatically on its dedication Mac station. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, JPEG files and so on.

 

Key features:

  • Output InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders
  • Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder
  • Supports PDF, PostScript, print, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
  • Variable output file names
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Run custom scripts
  • Automatic preflighting
  • PDF security presets for different workflows

 

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. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2020.

ArtOptimizer Can Now Sharpen All Layers In Photoshop

Zevrix Solutions announces ArtOptimizer 3.1.1 for Adobe Illustrator, an update to  image workflow automation solution. The only tool of its kind on the Mac market, ArtOptimizer eliminates the excess image data of Illustrator links and performs essential image adjustments. The software helps users save disk space as well as cut production time through automation of complex image manipulation tasks.

 

 

This version can automatically sharpen all image layers in Photoshop automatically without having to merge layers first in order to sharpen the entire image. ArtOptimizer will only sharpen the relevant pixel layers while ignoring adjustment and fill layers. In addition, the update allows users to use images with forward slashes in their file path, improves memory management, and removes the redundant option to run the app in full screen mode.

 

ArtOptimizer is a powerful automation solution in the print, prepress, and web design industries.

 

For example, users can:

  • Batch-process Illustrator files
  • Scale images in Photoshop to match their dimensions in Illustrator
  • Change image resolution to the desired target
  • Convert RGB images to CMYK profile
  • Resave JPEG files as TIFF
  • Merge layers and delete unused ones
  • Run Photoshop action on each image

 

In the end of processing ArtOptimizer reimports images to Illustrator at 100% in their precise position. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually. In addition, ArtOptimizer helps users accelerate document printing and exporting to PDF, speed up file transfer to service providers, reduce job turnaround, and cut costs through faster processing.

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $120 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Licensed users of earlier versions can upgrade to ArtOptimizer 3 for $60. Trial is also available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-2020.

Output Factory for Improves Print Queue Job Managing

Zevrix Solutions releases Output Factory 2.4.23, an update to  batch output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies, and publishing houses worldwide automate and simplify their output workflow and repurpose InDesign files for the web and mobile devices.

 

 

This version fixes an issue that could prevent users from renaming InDesign jobs in printing queue on macOS Mojave and later. This feature lets users split print jobs into multiple pages while automatically naming each of them using variable tokens. Print professionals harness this option to better describe output jobs with user-defined names in order simplify and streamline the print queue management.

 

“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in ten years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Head of Production of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “Easily saves hours a week, producing bullet-proof documents over and over… With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”

 

Output Factory users only need to select InDesign files, adjust workflow settings, and the software will do the rest. Built-in preflighting ensures that no output errors will be left unnoticed. The program supports all popular output formats.

 

Key features:

  • Output multiple InDesign files with a single click
    Supports print, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, HTML and other formats
    Export as single pages
    Layer versioning
    Output to several formats at once
    Variable output file names
    Automatic preflight
    Send output files to FTP and other servers

 

Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $170 USD (Lite version $120), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $85 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput.