With the output finesse of axaio MadeToPrint you can easily create master PDF files containing multiple language variants, or customise parts of the content for different regions or target groups. Creating layer views with axaio MadeForLayers allows organising these different regional editions.

For packaging service providers

Organising the source Illustrator or InDesign document with the proper technical, marketing and legal layer views makes it easy to generate a single PDF file with axaio MadeToPrint and allows everyone to see just the information they need.

axaio MadeForLayers is a plug-in for InDesign and Illustrator that helps streamlining and simplifying the creation and editing of complex documents; it saves design time and reduces human errors while working with layer-heavy documents. Different layers can be combined into layer views, showing different language or regional variants of a document with a single mouse-click. In packaging environments you can clearly differ between multiple technical versions with one hand grab.

When combined with axaio MadeToPrint – the intelligent output automation solution – the different layer views can automatically be printed or exported to PDF, instantly creating output for all different language or regional versions without any chance of mistakes.

Key Features

How can MadeforLayers help you?

  • Group layers into logical layer views to streamline
  • Working with documents containing multiple language versions (localisation workflows)
  • Working with documents containing regional variants of ads or editorial content (regional publications)
  • Working with complex packaging documents containing design and technical layers
  • User-friendly and intuitive layer palette for efficient layer handling, with three specialised palette states:
    Minimal view, to quickly switch between layer views
    Normal view, to additionally create, edit or delete layers
    Extended view, to additionally create, edit or delete layer views and add or edit metadata to layers
  • Save layer view combinations to disk and import them into existing documents to quickly apply layer views to similar documents
  • Add metadata to layers to enable workflow automation based on standardised metadata rather than layer names
  • Set a specific layer view as the default document view to determine which layers will be visible initially when the document is opened
  • Create a new layer view from the currently visible layers; add or remove layers from layer views to adjust
  • Export to a single PDF file containing all different layer views and in a format compliant with the latest ISO PDF/X-4 standard
  • Export the default layer view to any of the file formats supported by MadeToPrint (PostScript, EPS, PDF, IDML, image formats…)
  • Export each layer view to a separate output file in any of the file formats supported by MadeToPrint (PostScript, EPS, PDF, IDML, image formats…)

System Specification

  • Supports Adobe InDesign CS6-CC 2020
  • Supports Adobe InDesign Server CS6-CC 2019 as part of MadeToPrint
  • Supports Adobe Illustrator CS6-CC 2019
  • Runs under Windows and Mac OSX


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