MadeToPrint QuarkXPress available for Quark Publishing Platform 2017

MadeToPrint QuarkXPress available for Quark Publishing Platform 2017

Developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, axaio software, has announced the availability of MadeToPrint XPress for Quark Publishing Platform 2017.

Publishing PlatformProduction processes leading to the final printed document need to be as efficient and reliable as possible, especially when handling specialized documents in multiple languages and versions. axaio MadeToPrint offers streamlined and faultless production with standardized file naming and path handling, adding info bars, handling language layers and providing an imposed file ready for digital print output. This adds a tremendous efficiency increase, and considerable time and cost savings. Additionally, MadeToPrint Auto can be integrated with different editorial systems, as for example Quark Publishing Platform, for a status-based output.

O’Sullivan Communications, a long-time MadeToPrint customer in the US, is developing a variety of multilingual products and services to meet project requirements in any industry. The company has a multilingual, multicultural in-house team of skilled professionals who provide among others layout and publishing, translations, prepress, and printing. MadeToPrint Auto for Quark Publishing Platform is a fixed part of their standardized print production workflow for many years, as it ensures a reliable and consistent output of all different document versions.

The team around Marty Yaeger, vice president — Publishing Technology of O’Sullivan Communications, relies on MadeToPrint in their daily work. “From day one, we have experienced an excellent ROI and have an all digital workflow. Accuracy and consistency of file preparation are critical to our operation, and MadeToPrint ensures both. We have enjoyed huge time-savings with the automation and handsfree operation of MadeToPrint. Time after time, it has proven to be a must-have tool that we rely on heavily. Without this tool, we would need at least one employee to perform the functions provided by MadeToPrint, and hope this person can provide the accuracy and consistency of a machine,” says Yaeger.

Pricing and availability
The new MadeToPrint Auto version is available at a cost of € 2,490, and with integration to Quark Publishing Platform at € 4,490.

A free trial version of MadeToPrint is available on the axaio website and can be used without any restrictions.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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