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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 Lets Users Share Workflow Actions

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 2.4.24, a feature update to company’s output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. 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 preflighting, and time-saving output options.

 

 

Output Factory 2.4.24 introduces the ability to easily share Output Factory workflow actions between users by exporting and importing them directly from an application menu. Actions is a powerful component of the plug-in that allows users to sequences of workflows in order to output InDesign files to multiple formats with one click. For example, users can create an action that will output a batch of InDesign document to Pdf, print, TIFF and EPUB with just a press of a button.

 

“I want to say how valuable and useful Output Factory has been for our company,” says Ed Saye, studio manager at Blue Sky Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. “The folks that use it are delighted to have a way to automate so much repetitive work in a consistent and organized way.”

 

Key features:

  • Batch output of InDesign files
  • Export page groups as a single files
  • Variable output file names
  • Output files to multiple formats with one click
  • Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
  • Create PDF security presets
  • 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. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $85 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput.

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.

Zevrix InDesign Bundle on Mashable On Sale Until April 14

Zevrix Solutions announces that it has partnered with Mashable to offer InDesign users a highly discounted bundle of company’s four workflow automation plug-ins. Users can get LinkOptimizer, Output Factory, Package Central and InPreflight Pro for $49 only until April 14. This deal saves customers $630. Zevrix tools help users reduce InDesign link size, automate image and output workflows, eliminate repetitive tasks, and streamline document packaging.

 

The Mashable Shop furthers the company’s mission of informing, inspiring and entertaining the digital generation. Mashable Shop is the leading destination for accessories, gadgets, software packages and other one-of-a-kind products at highly competitive prices.

 

Mashable carries a bundle of four Zevrix InDesign automation tools:

  • LinkOptimizer, the company’s flagship product, lets users reduce InDesign link size by eliminating excess image data, perform image adjustments and convert file formats. The software automatically scales and crops the images in Photoshop to match their dimensions in InDesign, changes resolution to the specified target, and reimports images to InDesign at 100%.
  • Output Factory is a plug-in which automates printing and exporting from InDesign and offers batch output, layer versioning, single page export, preflighting, variable file names and more.
  • InPreflight for InDesign offers advanced preflighting as well as automatic packaging of multiple files. InPreflight helps users eliminate errors, save disk space and collect all linked files into a single location.
  • The last product on sale is Package Central which automates InDesign file packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. The software offloads file packaging from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the collection process.

 

Zevrix InDesign bundle can be purchased on Mashable Shop for $49 (USD) until April 14, 2020. Product trials are also available for download. All products require macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2020 software.

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.

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.