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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.

Output Factory Improves Modified Links Auto-Update

Zevrix Solutions releases  Output Factory 2.4.21, an update to  output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress houses, publishers, and design agencies worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing, automatic preflight, and time-saving output options.

 

 

Version 2.4.21 restores the option to automatically update InDesign links before processing on macOS Catalina, which was disabled due to a bug in InDesign’s AppleScript engine. This versioni also improves the reliability of PNG file export with transparent background and addresses an issue that affected exporting of non-consecutive page ranges of InDesign documents with alternate layouts as single files.

 

“Using Output Factory is straightforward. You determine your settings and sit back while Output Factory does all the heavy lifting. The time savings are huge,” writes Jamie McKee in InDesign Magazine. “If you find yourself repeatedly exporting InDesign files in various formats, you owe it to yourself to install the free trial and see just how much time you’ll save using Output Factory.”

 

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, EPS, PostScript, Flash, HTML, EPUB and several image formats.

 

Key features:

  • Batch output of InDesign files
  • Variable output file names
  • Export page groups as a single files
  • 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
  • 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.

 

Printer Paper Tray Selection Based on Document Text Added to BatchOutput PDF

 

Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput PDF 2.3, an update to the PDF printing automation solution for Mac. The software allows users to process PDF documents from watched hot folders. The app saves customers the time and effort of opening and printing each document manually.

 

 

BatchOutput PDF 2.3 introduces an advanced option to use text from PDF document for paper tray selection for specific pages. The page where the first occurrence of the search string is found will be printed from the tray defined in the “First page from” printer option. The rest of the pages will be printed from the “Remaining from” tray. This option saves users hours of manual page sorting when printing receipts, invoices, legal documents, and other paperwork

 

“The cost is very low compared to the power this app has,” says Mark Lenaerts of ZwartOpWit printing company in Herenthout, Belgium. “We produce thousands of prints every week and direct them to the right printers with the correct settings. To be able to make adjustments in one place for every workflow is easy and efficient.”

 

BatchOutput PDF helps users eliminate countless repetitive tasks of opening PDF files and adjusting print settings manually by bypassing the print dialog.

 

Key features:

  • Print PDFs automatically from hot folders
  • Create hot folders for different print settings
  • Specify password for encrypted PDFs
  • Detailed output history
  • Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

 

BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for $24.95 USD (Server version $99.95), as well as from Mac App Store and authorized resellers. The update is free for licensed users of version 2. Trial is also available for download.

Output Factory Server for InDesign Update Adds Layer-Related File Name Tokens

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 2.2.10, an update to output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from hot folders. Output Factory Server offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

 

Version 2.2.10 improves the functionality of app’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.

 

“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.”

 

Output Factory Server is designed to run on a dedicated Mac station where it can serve unlimited InDesign users on a network via hot folders. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, image conversion, color printing, 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, Flash and other formats
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Variable output file names
  • 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).  A Trial is also available for download.

Output Factory Update Improves Layer Versioning, File Naming

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.

BatchOutput PDF Automation Tool Now Supports macOS Catalina 

Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput PDF 2.2.42, an update to the PDF printing automation solution for Mac. The only consumer-oriented product for automatic PDF printing on the Apple market, the software allows users to process PDF documents from watched hot folders. The software saves the time and effort of opening and printing each document manually.

 

 

This version introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.15 Catalina and is offered as a free update to licensed users. BatchOutput PDF has been notarized by Apple, which is a mandatory requirement on Catalina as part of Apple’s experimental security initiative.

 

“This is one of those apps that you never knew you needed until you spend a day using it,” says Glen Saville of eponymous design firm in Hornchurch, UK. “If you handle a large number of PDFs daily this will save you time, without a doubt.”

 

With BatchOutput PDF users only need to drop their PDF files into watched hot folders – and the software will print the documents automatically using the hot folder settings. For example, users can create hot folders for color and black-and-white printers, specific paper sizes, duplex modes, various color profiles and other controls.

 

BatchOutput PDF helps users eliminate countless repetitive tasks of opening PDF files and adjusting print settings manually by bypassing the print dialog.

 

The app offers the following key features:

  • Print PDFs automatically from watched hot folders
  • Create hot folders for different print settings
  • Detailed output history
  • Specify password for encrypted PDFs
  • Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

 

BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for $24.95 USD (Server version $99.95), as well as from Mac App Store and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download.

Output Factory Updated Modified Links in Book Chapters

Zevrix Solutions announced Output Factory 2.4.2 automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress houses, publishers, and design agencies worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks as well as costly errors through batch processing with time-saving output options.

 

Version 2.4.2 addressed an issue in which the option to automatically update modified links ignored images in InDesign book parts. Output Factory now ensures that this powerful feature updates modified images in all chapters of InDesign book files in the processing queue, which saves users the time and hassle of updating the links manually.

 

“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.”

 

Key features:

  • Batch output InDesign files automatically
  • Export page groups as a single PDF files
  • Variable output file names
  • Insert text from InDesign document into the output file name
  • 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. Output Factory requires macOS 10.8-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2019.