Output Factory Server

Automate Adobe InDesign's output workflow with hot folders
InDesign cs3-cs5

Output Factory Server 2


NEW in version 2:
 • Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder
 • Run custom scripts
 • Process file aliases instead of originals
 • Create output subfolders and more

   Upgrade to Output Factory Server 2 >

Output Factory: export to PDF (screenshot)
BatchOutput works with InDesign CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 Download Output Factory for InDesign

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upgrade to Output Factory Server 2 for Adobe InDesign

Buy: $699.95
Upgrade to Output Factory Server 2: $349.97
[free if bought v.1 after May 1, 2017]



Automate InDesign's output with hot folders
Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from Adobe InDesign by processing files from watched hot folders. Output Factory Server offloads output from InDesign to a central system leaving operator stations free from the output process.

Output Factory Server compatibility with macOS and InDesign


Output Factory Server 2 supports macOS 10.7-10.15 and InDesign CS5-2020.
Output Factory Server 1 supports only up to macOS 10.12 and InDesign CC 2017. To use with the latest releases, please upgrade to Output Factory Server 2.

Upgrade from Output Factory Server 1 and BatchOutput Server

New in Output Factory Server 2:

   Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder
   Run custom scripts (AppleScript/JavaScript)
   Subfolders in output folder
   Use aliases instead of original files
   Open final files with selected app


  By upgrading to the new version you also get access to further new features
  and improvements that will continue to be added in free updates.

Upgrade to Output Factory Server 2 >

User Guide >       Version Control >



Watched hot folders
Print and export InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders. Output Factory Server can serve unlimited users on a network.
Create hot folders for various workflows such as hi-res PDF, laser printer, EPUB etc. Users can submit single files and books or collected jobs.
Output Factory: TIFF export from InDesign (screenshot)

Export as single pages

Export InDesign documents as single page (or spread) files.

All the formats you need
Output Factory supports printing and exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, HTML, EPUB, INDD and several image formats.
InDesign formats
Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder [NEW]
Create sequences of workflows to output InDesign files to multiple formats at once. For example, create an action to export files as hi-res PDF, lo-res PDF and TIFF. Drop InDesign files into the action's hot folder to export to all three formats automatically. Output Factory for InDesign: workflow sequences (screenshot)
Variable file names
Output Factory offers unmatched abilities to create variable output file names based on file name, page number, date and other attributes. You can even insert dynamic content from your documents using the script label variable. Output Factory for InDesign: variable file names (screenshot)
Layer versioning
Output InDesign layers and their combinations as separate files automatically - an indispensable feature for multilingual documents and other projects with layered content. Output Factory for InDesign: layer versioning (screenshot)
Scripts [NEW]
Run custom AppleScript and JavaScript scripts during processing. This new feature offers virtually unlimited possibilities to customize and further automate your workflows. Output Factory for InDesign: scripts (screenshot)
Preflight InDesign files
With Output Factory, output errors are a thing of the past. Thoroughly check files using InDesign's preflight or Output Factory's own options, and skip files with errors. Review errors in the History with their detailed description. Output Factory for InDesign: preflight options (screenshot)
PDF preflight
Output Factory can also automatically check final PDFs using Acrobat Pro's preflight droplets.
Email notifications
Output Factory Server can send automatic email notifications based on powerful variable templates. Notifications can be triggered by errors and other events. Output Factory for InDesign: email settings (screenshot)
File delivery
Send output files to FTP, Amazon S3 and other servers, or by email, via seamless integration with Deliver and Deliver Express.
Keep track of all processed jobs as well as errors, warnings and final output files. Output Factory for InDesign: history (screenshot)

WHAT'S NEW in Output Factory Server 2

Output Factory Server: What's new compared to BatchOutput Server

Actions: Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder.
Run custom scripts (AppleScript/JavaScript).
Process aliases instead of original InDesign files.
Open final files with selected app.
Improved Script Label token.
Ignore script label on hidden layers.
Numerous UI improvements.
Numerous fixes and improvements in stability and performance.

Upgrade to Output Factory Server 2 >


System Requirements

Adobe InDesign CS5 - 2020
macOS 10.8 - 10.15


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