sections in the article
This article provides a high-level overview of Print 2.0, along with the key benefits and features.
About inriver Print
Inriver Print makes producing printed materials fast and easy. Directly from your inriver dashboard, you can connect Print with Adobe InDesign, using the 65bit EasyCatalog plugin. This provides your designers with access to the latest product information and, using Print's table configurator, allows them to visualize detailed technical information effortlessly.
Before you continue
To use Print with InDesign, it is necessary to have the EasyCatalog plugin. Both Adobe InDesign and the 65bit EasyCatalog plugin are separate products that need to be purchased from their respective providers.
Caution: You need the 65bit EasyCatalog plugin to connect Print 2.0 to Adobe InDesign.
Key features of Print 2.0
- Configure and compile complex data sets by selecting necessary data fields.
- Create table configurations.
- Create different language versions in a single click with the multi-language export.
- Select one of the many online templates with real-time output preview.
- Choose multiple print marketing channels: XML, InDesign, InDesign Server with EasyCatalog, or other Adobe InDesign print plugins.
Key benefits of using Print 2.0
- No customization is necessary
- Speedier production time
- Custom catalogs for specific audiences
- Multilingual channels
- Reuse of data sources for different publications
- Reuse of table configurations for multiple publications
After setting up a structure with Publications, Sections, and Entities from Plan & Release, you use Print 2.0 to access an online environment where you can configure and compile the inriver data to be used in InDesign. The inriver fields are shown in specific datasets.
There are currently five modules in Print standard functionality. Each module serves a separate Print operation.
Gives you access to information that helps you set up each step of the print process.
Allows you to review the catalog structure for the publications created in Plan & Release.
Creates the datasets used in InDesign, via the EasyCatalog plugin, to set up the templates and produce the documents.
Combines the inriver source data, the configuration dataset, and the correct output language, in an .xml file which you can preview for correctness.
Allows you to create new users with specific user roles or update the role of current users.
In addition to the core functionality, we offer add-on modules that provide complex data transformation functionality and automation possibilities.
Note: Print 2.0 add-on modules will only be available if your organization has purchased the add-on functionality.
Configuration (for tables)
Selects data from different entity levels, to be visualized as tables in InDesign, with formatting and orientation options.
Uploads .csv files that contain data used in publications, which doesn't typically go in inriver, such as pricing or promotional information.