Zevrix Solutions releases Output Factory 2.4.18, a maintenance update to output automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, publishers, prepress houses, and design agencies worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks as well as costly errors through batch processing, automatic preflight, and time-saving output options.
This version improves the functionality of plug-in’s advanced variable name engine in combination with layer versioning – a feature that allows users to export combinations of InDesign layers as single files. It now allows users to insert contents of specific text frame on the current version layer into the file name of the resulting output document. This option is especially helpful for users who need to assign distinctive unique names to their layer-specific output files in PDF, TIFF. EPUB, PNG and other formats.
“With Output Factory, I’ve got our magazine production down to six minutes from three hours,” says Jeff Middleton, a Toronto, Canada based graphic designer. “Once I set up all my presets, it was insane how fast it was. I load all my InDesign docs into Output Factory, press play, go grab a coffee and come back to my entire magazine.”
It supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats. It offers the following key features:
- Output multiple InDesign files
- Export page groups as a single files
- Variable output file names
- Output files to multiple formats with one click
- Create PDF security presets
- Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
- Eliminate errors with automatic preflight
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.