Tucanna and axaio partnership with MadeToPrint/tFLOW integration, allowing native file processing

21 abr. 2016


Berlin – April 21, 2016 – axaio software, developer of automation solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, announces its cooperation with Tucanna, a global software developer and supplier of automated approval and workflow solutions for the printing market. Integrating axaio’s MadeToPrint functionality, Tucanna will enhance its tFLOW add-on portfolio with a module to handle native layout files.

Together for enhanced file submission functionality

With tFLOW, Tucanna offers an automated production workflow that simplifies difficult file management tasks and processes to optimize efficiency and production throughput. tFLOW handles print production steps from preflighting, collaboration and approval, and file submission, to color management and imposition. Tucanna tFLOW eliminates redundant manual touch points and provides communication tools for sales representatives, prepress operators and production teams in the printing industry.

tFLOW is able to automatically process PDF, EPS, PS, TIFF, JPG, PNG, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PPT documents. Users wishing to upload and automatically process files from their native layout applications need to convert to PDF before forwarding them to the tFLOW system. MadeToPrint, which is an optional add-on for tFLOW, will allow customers to save this conversion step, and upload native Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop files directly. MadeToPrint will undertake the tasks necessary to automatically receive native layout documents and export them into PDF before forwarding them to the next steps in the tFLOW workflow.

"Our development teams are working to have MadeToPrint integration for Tucanna’s tFLOW system available very soon. Customers will benefit from the direct handling of their native layout files from Adobe Creative Suite, enhancing usability and time savings", says René Treuber, Product Manager at axaio software.

Advantages at a glance:

  • Direct file submission of layout files into tFLOW
  • Automated PDF export from Adobe InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop files
  • Automated native file preflight in MadeToPrint before generating the PDF
  • Time savings for more efficiency and enhances usability for tFLOW users

axaio MadeToPrint is a plug-in, which allows fully automated print and export from any design application, e.g. Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, InCopy or Quark XPress into different file formats (PDF, IDML, ePub, etc.), to one or more output targets, and includes connectors for different publishing systems. In companies where high-speed, high-volume output is of the essence, axaio provides MadeToPrint as a server solution, including a restricted version of Adobe InDesign Server for a powerful processing and more performance.

About Tucanna

Tucanna is a global developer and supplier of software solutions for the printing industry, founded in 2006. Tucanna develops “software for humans”: simple, elegant, user-friendly and yet powerful in the most complex processes; helping customers raise productivity, reduce costs and improve quality. Tucanna solutions are widely used throughout the printing industry spectrum from traditional offset and flexo to digital and large / wide format printing environments.

To learn more, visit www.tucanna.com.

About axaio software

axaio streamlines PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for Adobe InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator and QuarkXPress environments. Its flagship product, MadeToPrint, vastly enhances the reliability of PDF creation, print output processes as well as export to other file formats and seamlessly integrates into editorial environments based on vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise, Van Gennep PlanSystem4 or Quark Publishing System. Another topic axaio software is focusing on is the generation of accessible documents, a theme of growing importance. axaio solutions are being used by publishing houses, advertisement agencies, prepress service providers and packaging companies all over the world. axaio software actively supports the international PDF standards and is member of the PDF Association.

For more information: www.axaio.com.

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