Four Pees showcases the latest innovations in print, publishing & packaging at drupa 2016

18 Apr. 2016


Ghent, April 18, 2016 – Four Pees, an international distributor for the print and publishing industries, announces their presence at drupa. Together with axaio software, callas software and Tucanna, they will present their solutions from May 31 till June 10 at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, hall 7, booth C19.

Four Pees is pleased to announce their presence at drupa 2016, the international trade fair for prepress, premedia, printing and publishing. Four Pees and callas software will be launching new products at drupa and demonstrating their product portfolio.

Innovations in Publishing

axaio software – automating and optimizing print output and export processes

axaio software, a Berlin based company specialized in automating and standardizing print output processes, PDF creation and content correction workflows for Adobe InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator and QuarkXPress environments, will present its brand-new MadeToPrint version 3.0 at the show. MadeToPrint is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign, Illustrator or InCopy and an XTension for QuarkXPress, that automates print output processes to one or more targets as well as the export to different file formats and much more. Based on a hotfolder mechanism or in conjunction with Adobe InDesign Server as a true server solution MadeToPrint achieves a maximum of efficiency in print processes as well as reliable output results.

Beside MadeToPrint, axaio will show its youngest product MadeToTag, the practical Adobe InDesign plugin for preparing InDesign documents as tagged PDF – in a fast and easy way – with the goal to export a reliable, accessible PDF.

Come and see also MadeToCompare, the solution for bulletproof change and version management for Adobe InCopy based editorial environments as well as MadeForLayers, the axaio tool that helps streamlining and simplifying the editing of complex documents based on layer views from within Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.

Innovations in Print

callas software – PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving

callas will launch pdfToolbox 9, offering powerful, dynamic and easy to integrate PDF processing, from quick visual inspection and fixing to fully unattended processing of thousands of files. What’s new in pdfToolbox 9? pdfToolbox was the first product introducing variables into PDF preflight and correction more than seven years ago; today this powerful feature is one of the indispensable ingredients of modern prepress workflows. pdfToolbox 9 significantly upgrades the capabilities of variables, by allowing more check and fixup properties to be controlled by variables and by allowing variables to set based on other variables. This allows creating extremely flexible and powerful profiles and process plans without decreasing ease of use. Other prepress innovations allow for automatically creating background objects, e.g. for printing on transparent material or are related to new developments such as CxF to embed spectral data in PDF files. Using rock-solid Adobe technology pdfToolbox provides checking and fixing of even very complex problems, color management, impositioning, conversion to and from PDF and more. pdfToolbox technology is used by small companies, large publishers and print providers as well as OEMs that integrate the technology into their own solutions.

pdfChip is a command-line application for the creation of high-quality PDF from HTML (taking full advantage of CSS and JavaScript). The new version shown at drupa features an Adobe InDesign script to quickly create the required HTML templates from InDesign. An intelligent invoice module enables direct implementation of invoice generation; the invoice template can be designed either in HTML or in Adobe InDesign. pdfChip supports all HTML features, but extends them to support requirements of premedia and output processe like CMYK, spot color, page numbers, table of content generation, XMP metadata, PDF standards, SVG, MathML, barcodes and more. Capable of generating single and multi-page PDF documents it is ideally suited for high-volume dynamic PDF generation.

pdfaPilot is the solution for conversion of PDF or native documents and emails into robust, searchable PDF or PDF/A files for long-term archiving. It uses the same rock-solid PDF/A technology as used in Adobe Acrobat and is available for desktop use, through watched folders or ready for integration into existing systems through a command line interface or software development kit.

Tucanna – helping customers to raise productivity, reduce costs and improve quality

tFLOW is a powerful digital and large format automation workflow that simplifies difficult file management tasks and processes to optimize efficiency and production throughput. Low cost of ownership allows virtually any company to access the latest technology on the market today. tFLOW’s modern and open architecture easily integrates with any MIS, Web2Print, ERP and Output Systems.

tFLOW eliminates redundant manual touch points and provides team communication tools for the 21st century. Customers, sales representatives, prepress operators and production teams collaborate in real-time 24/7 with total visibility, eliminating lengthy email chains, text messages and calls that cause missed deadlines and costly mistakes and delays.

What tFLOW Does?

  • Preflighting
  • Automated Online proof creation
  • Collaboration
  • File submission
  • Artwork Management
  • Project Management
  • File fixing
  • Color Management / Ink saving
  • Imposition (digital printing)
  • Automation of repetitive pre-press tasks

Choose from tFLOW’s four convenient packages:

  • Proof: For Designers, Advertising Agencies and Brand Owners.
  • Preflight: For small and medium size print and service providers.
  • Professional: For medium to large print and services providers.
  • Enterprise: Our state-of-the-art, fully customizable, automated workflow.

RapidCheck controls print quality in seconds for both CMYK colors as well as spot colors. Simple reporting, troubleshooting advice, job comparison, and trending will enable you to keep your print quality quickly and efficiently up to the highest standards.

PrintControl is your companion for achieving high quality color and meeting standards requirements in a simple and intuitive way. With PrintControl, getting your printing optimized is a question of hours, not days or weeks. Try it and see for yourself how easy good color can be.

QuailtyControl turns your i1 into a powerful handheld spectro-densitomete. If you have ever tried to make a single patch measurement with your i1 spectrophotometer, you know that this is not an easy task to do. i1 Profiler, the software that comes with the i1 package, is intended to measure ICC charts and control strips but not single patches.

Insoft - automating planning & pre-press production, eliminating imposition and nesting tasks in prepress

Imp is an intelligent software designed to simplify and automate the process of creating cost effective, print ready layouts for commercial and packaging printers. With some key innovations and sophisticated algorithms, it offers one-click solution to create imposed layouts for book work, ganging & packaging jobs on sheet fed as well as web fed presses.

Innovations in Packaging

Creative Edge Software - 3D technology for ideation & design process in the packaging, labeling & imaging markets

iC3D Suite is the world’s first 3D real-time packaging simulation and design application to combine multiple packaging disciplines in one product. Other software applications frustratingly separate design applications into cartons, labels, flexibles, bottles, shrink or store visualisation. iC3D encompasses these and more, allowing all these elements to be seamlessly combined in the same scene. iC3D opsis allows iC3D users to securely upload their 3D digital packaging designs to the cloud whilst maintaining all of iC3D special effects, including metallics, environments, shadows, lighting, transparency, backgrounds, holographic & lenticular.

Personal product demonstrations

Visitors can discover all the latest innovations in the Print, Publishing & Packaging world at the Four Pees stand in hall 7, booth C19. An in-depth introduction to one of the products above can be booked via this link:

About Four Pees

Named after the four “Ps” of marketing – product, price, place and promotion – Four Pees markets, distributes, integrates and supports solutions for the print and publishing industry. The company focuses on products for collaboration, automation and quality optimization for the document archival, commercial print, publishing, packaging and large format printing markets.

Four Pees is worldwide exclusive distributor of the callas software product ranges, the most complete PDF processing solutions. Other represented brands include axaio software, CMA Imaging, ColorLogic, Creative Edge Software, CtrlPublishing, Elpical, Global Vision, Insoft, Laidback Solutions, Remote Director and Tucanna.

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Press Contact

Four Pees
Daniela Mahlke
T: +32 9 237 10 00

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