MadeToPrint & MadeForLayers for Adobe CC 2018 and processing steps metadata support

03 nov. 2017


Berlin – November 3, 2017 - axaio software, developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, announces the availability of MadeForLayers and MadeToPrint for Adobes newest InDesign version CC 2018. Furthermore, both products are supporting processing steps metadata for a standardized layer operation in the new version. The Server version of MadeToPrint was updated by a new user interface.

axaio MadeForLayers is a plug-in for InDesign and Illustrator that helps streamlining and simplifying the creation and editing of complex documents. It reduces human errors while working with layer-heavy documents and therefore saves design time. Different layers can be combined into layer views, showing different language or regional variants of a document with one click.

When using MadeForLayers as a free part of MadeToPrint, the different layer views can automatically be printed or exported to PDF, instantly creating faultless output for all different language or regional versions.

What’s new?

MadeForLayers was extended by the support of additional metadata, called 'processing steps'. The new option is also accessible through the layer handling in MadeToPrint:

InDesign layers can now have both regular meta data and processing steps metadata attached to them. This creates the possibility to add standardised terms to each layer to help identify the layer in subsequent processing steps in the workflow. Examples include easily identifying the dieline, varnish objects or braille in a document. The standardisation is based on the upcoming ISO standard 19593, which defines the use of PDF to associate processing steps and content data. The processing steps metadata is filled out for each layer using the MadeForLayers panel and is then retained in the layout application. Using MadeToPrint the metadata is transfered automatically into the PDF for output export.

For MadeToPrint Server, there is a new user interface, for an easier set-up of the MadeToPrint Server configuration. The old user interface, which was based on Adobe AIR and Flash Player, has been replaced by a native application. This makes it more stable and performant, and paves the way for flexible further development based on customer needs.

Pricing & availability

The Standard version of MadeToPrint is available from € 349, MadeToPrint Auto from € 2 490. MadeToPrint Server for Adobe InDesign CC Server is availabe from € 3 990 as a perpetual license for customers who own a Limited or Premium license of Adobe InDesign Server and from € 7 499 per year for customers who want to subscribe to MadeToPrint Server including the Limited version of Adobe InDesign Server from axaio. MadeForLayers is available from € 149. For more information, please contact Karina Zander:

A free 30-day trial version of MadeToPrint and MadeForLayers for Adobe InDesign CC 2018 is available on the axaio website and can be used without any restrictions:

Practical tutorials are available here.

Haven’t found what you were looking for? Take a look at the online documentation for MadeToPrint and become more familiar with the product!

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.

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