Four Pees showcases the latest innovations in print and publishing at drupa 2012
Ghent, 29 March 2012 - Four Pees, a Belgian-based international business partner providing marketing, sales and distribution services for the print and publishing industry, announces their presence from 3 till 16 May at drupa 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Joined by axaio software and Twixl media, all the latest and greatest innovations in print and publishing will be showcased in hall 7a, booth 13D.
Four Pees is pleased to announce their presence at drupa 2012, the international trade fair for prepress, premedia, printing and publishing. Four Pees, axaio software and Twixl media, will be launching new products at drupa and demonstrating their product portfolio.
Innovations in Publishing
axaio software – intelligent efficiency
axaio software, a Berlin based company specialized in automating, standardizing and streamlining print output, PDF creation and content correction workflows for Adobe InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator and QuarkXPress environments will announce its new MadeToTag software, an Adobe InDesign plugin for preparing InDesign documents for tagged PDF – reliable and easy. The public beta program of MadeToTag has started already and is open to everyone under: http://www.axaio.com/doku.php/en:products:madetotag
Of course, axaio will also showcase their flagship product, MadeToPrint, with its latest new features. 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 – based on hotfolder mechanism or in conjunction with Adobe InDesign Server.
Furthermore axaio software will present MadeToCompare, the solution for bulletproof change and version management for Adobe InCopy based editorial environments as well as MadeForLayers, a plug-in for InDesign and Illustrator that helps streamlining and simplifying the creation and editing of complex documents based on layer views.
Twixl Publisher – Innovating tablet content distribution
As the iPad is changing the game of publishing, e-commerce and advertising it is important that publishers take this digital evolution seriously and start to look for opportunities in the digital publishing business.
Twixl Publisher is a digital publishing solution that takes projects from InDesign to iPad. Specifically, it is a combination of a standalone (Mac OS X) application and a plug-in for Adobe InDesign CS5 or 5.5 that converts and exports traditionally created documents into interactive reader applications for the iPad.
Twixl Publisher makes it possible to integrate different types of interactive content in your InDesign documents, and then convert them to an iPad app. Some of the interactive elements that you can add are slide shows of photos, audio or video clips, scrollable content, panoramas, 360° views, HTML5 animations and more.
Twixl Publisher provides a workflow where ease of use is key. The product can be used for a great variety of sectors and application domains. Magazines and books are obvious applications, but Twixl Publisher can also be used for sales presentations, annual reports, newsletters, brand magazines, manuals, brochures, data sheets and more.
A specific market is Enterprise publishing. For many companies, in-house publishing and hosting content externally might cause issues. Twixl media will present its Enterprise Kiosk solution in world premiere at drupa, for 100% independent in-house digital publishing.
Innovations in Print
Atomyx – official launch of Atomyx Portal and Atomyx Automation
At drupa, Four Pees will introduce Atomyx Portal, an out-of-the-box job submission and quality control portal solution, based on proven callas software’s pdfToolbox preflight and correction technology. It streamlines file submission including additional metadata, quality control and verification against product properties setup by the printer or publisher.
callas software – handling complex PDF challenges
Today callas pdfToolbox is the easiest yet most powerful PDF preflight and correction application on the market. Problem files can be fixed during preflight or with a click of the button in the Switchboard. Flattening transparency, converting fonts to outlines, inserting trim and bleed boxes to match printer marks, converting office documents or even PostScript files directly into PDF, comparing versions of PDF files and visualizing ink coverage. pdfToolbox Server allows to automate all these actions and fully integrate them into any automation or webportal solution. At drupa, callas pdfToolbox 6 will be launched.
The new callas pdfaPilot version 3 brings full support for the new PDF/A-3 standard, expected to be released later in 2012, making it possible to archive the original document (such as Word, Excel, XML…) inside the PDF/A file. Integration with Microsoft SharePoint facilitates the creation of PDF/A files in larger office environments. Guaranteed PDF/A conversion utilizes advanced processing methods to convert virtually any PDF file to PDF/A. For high-volume environments, pdfaPilot Server can now be installed as a Windows service and load balancing between different pdfaPilot Servers instantly enables unlimited processing power.
PrintFactory – Beyond a RIP, a complete LFP workflow
PrintFactory is the most complete production solution for large format printing. It can print jobs as they are being processed, driving over 600 different printing, cutting and CTS devices. PrintFactory not only increases productivity and operator flexibility, it also allows to produce more efficiently. The advanced color engine can easily introduce proofing in workflows, reducing waste of expensive production media and ink. With PrintFactory, a predictable and consistent output is generated and color consistency can be achieved on different machines.
ProofMaster – Contractual quality, amazing results
ProofMaster provides a complete quality control solution that allows verifying and correcting incoming files and provides color accurate proofs. ProofMaster provides effortless setup and allows for out-of-the box contract proofs in line with the ISO 12647-7 and other industry color standards.
Visitors can discover all the latest innovations in the Print & Publishing world at the Four Pees stand in Hall 7a booth D13. An in-depth introduction to one of the products above, can be booked via this link: www.fourpees.com/events/drupa-2012/demo-registration
Four Pees has organized a compressed conference about Innovations in Print & Publishing that will take place on the drupa fairgrounds on Tuesday 8 May from 10.00 till 12.30 in CCD South, room 7a. The press conference will be hosted by axaio software, Four Pees and Twixl media, where journalists will be introduced to the latest and newest and still to come products for the print & publishing industry.
Journalists can register for the press conference on May 8th.
About Four Pees
Named after the four P’s 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 solutions 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, ProofMaster, for color-accurate contract proofs, PrintFactory, the most complete large-format printing production suite and Atomyx, a complete quality control and automation solution. Other represented brands include axaio software, CtrlPublishing, Elpical, Remote Director and Twixl media.
Four Pees was established in 2007 by Tom Peire and has quickly grown into an industry innovating team with a background in leading companies such as Artwork Systems, EFI, Enfocus, Kodak and Vutek.
For more information, visit www.fourpees.com.