Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory 1.0, its new solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. It’s available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.7 and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CS5.5.
Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign, and is anupgrade of the company’s BatchOutput plug-in. In addition to the output of multiple files, single page export and variable file names, Output Factory offers array of new solutions, such as layer versioning, preflighting, workflow presets and processing history.
Users only need to select the files to output and adjust the settings, and Output Factory will do the rest automatically. For example, the software can be left exporting hundreds of InDesign files overnight, and the completed job can be picked up next morning.
Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, INX, IDML, EPUB and several image formats. In addition, it can skip files with specific errors, preflight final PDF automatically using Acrobat Pro’s droplets, and send output files over internet and locally through integration with the Zevrix file transfer solution, Deliver.
Output Factory can be purchased from the Zevrix website (http://www.zevrix.com) for US$169.95, as well as from authorized resellers. A demo version is available for download. Licensed BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $84.97 ($40 for users who purchased BatchOutput after Oct. 1, 2011).