OneVision Software develops Automation Suite for publishers

Suite to help publishers save time and costs


With 25 years of experience in prepress automation for printers and publishers, the German software manufacturer OneVision Software has developed an Automation Suite to meet the needs of book publishers. The software solution combines a workflow management system and a prepress package with special tools for book printing which automate the entire printing and production process for printers of books, photo books, manuals and technical documents.

Extremely flexible workflow management system as production backbone

An intelligently designed, fully automated workflow is the basis of the suite and can be easily connected to any type of third-party system such as shop-, MIS, or postpress systems. With an easy-to-use drag and drop editor, book printers can map their production processes digitally, define them flexibly, standardize them and, finally, run them automatically.

Print data optimization for smooth, error-free production

Initially, the prepress package checks incoming print files for errors, corrects and normalizes them, and generates ISO standard-compliant, error-free print files for a smooth printing process. ICC-based color management, reliable flattening of transparencies and the generation of barcodes are included.

Automated splitting and merging of content and cover pages

When multi- page documents are delivered, content pages can be automatically separated from cover pages. Documents delivered as individual pages, on the other hand, can be combined to multi-page documents. In both cases, the spine thickness can be calculated automatically, which is important for further production steps.

Maximum efficiency through automatic impositioning

Impositioning templates are automatically selected and adapted based on the page format of the PDF, including barcodes and text information. As a result, high processing speeds can be achieved even for very large volumes.

The Book Automation Suite automates time-consuming, manual work, especially in the area of book-on-demand printing. Optimum interaction between print data and high-speed presses helps in avoiding errors and reprints. Book printers use the Book Automation Suite to produce short runs with greater efficiency and the highest print quality.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here