Aquafadas Announces Partnership With Printing Giant Toppan

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Aquafadas and Toppan collaboration to expand Aquafadas digital publishing capabilities; Joint partner presentation to be held at the Tokyo Book Fair

With more than a century of experience in the print and publishing industry, we couldn’t ask for a better partner in Toppan.

Aquafadas, developer of digital publishing solutions and subsidiary of Rakuten, today announced a development partnership with Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., one of the largest printing organizations in the world. As part of this collaboration, Aquafadas will work closely with Toppan to expand upon the innovative Aquafadas digital publishing feature set, adding groundbreaking production capabilities. In addition to development efforts, Toppan has become a member of the Aquafadas Partner Network, providing expert digital publishing consulting services using the Aquafadas digital publishing solution for the Japan market.

Aquafadas and Toppan are exhibiting at the Tokyo Book Fair on stand 8-20, with a special joint presentation held on July 4th at 13:30. The companies will discuss the advancements in digital publishing, the development collaboration and new groundbreaking workflows like “PDF to digital” Cloud Authoring. Aquafadas and Toppan are working on a new PDF reflow function, which will be highly effective to publish printed magazines to smart devices, especially smartphones.

“With more than a century of experience in the print and publishing industry, we couldn’t ask for a better partner in Toppan,” states Claudia Zimmer, CEO of Aquafadas. “Toppan is committed to working closely with us to develop cutting edge technologies that better serve their trusted customer base. Through this partnership, we’ve together already made new advances in the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System to benefit end users. We look forward to our continued success with Toppan and are excited to kick off the start of this relationship at the Tokyo Book Fair this July.”

In addition to participating in the Toppan booth at the Tokyo Book Fair, Aquafadas will be exhibiting with parent company Rakuten (stand (4-001), the world’s third-largest e-commerce company.

Meet With Aquafadas at the Tokyo Book Fair
To schedule a one-on-one meeting with an Aquafadas representative or a member of the Aquafadas Global Partner Network, please contact publishing(at)aquafadas(dot)com.

About Toppan
Founded in 1900. Based on its printing technologies, Toppan undertakes a wide range of activities in its three business fields of Information & Communication (Secure Business, Marketing, Content Business), Living Environment (Packaging, Interior Décor Materials), Material Solutions (Functional Product and Energy Related, Display Related, Semiconductor Related). In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, Toppan posted revenues of 1,532billion, and ended the year with approximately 49,000 employees. For more information visit:

About Rakuten
Rakuten, Inc., is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of services for consumers and businesses, including in the areas of e-commerce, eReading, travel, banking, securities, credit cards, e-money, logistics, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. In both 2012 and 2013, Rakuten was ranked among the world’s Top 10 most innovative companies in Forbes magazine’s annual list. Rakuten is expanding worldwide and currently operates throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania. The headquarters of the company was founded in 1997 with over 10,000 employees and partner staff worldwide. For more information, visit:

About the Aquafadas Global Partner Network
Aquafadas partners with leading solution partners, technology integrators and service providers worldwide to provide customers everywhere both state-of-the-art technology and best business practices. Aquafadas’ comprehensive technology offering combined with the expertise of its business partners supports just about every market, whether it’s major publishing groups such as Shueisha in Japan or Prisa in Spain producing their most popular magazines, or exciting corporate accounts such as Nestlé, Volkswagen or Air Europa. The Aquafadas Global Partner Network helps partners to bring sophisticated, flexible solutions and digital strategies for the years to come.

For more information on how your company can join the Aquafadas Global Partner Network, please email publishing(at)aquafadas(dot)com or visit

About the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System
The Aquafadas Digital Publishing System is an ecosystem of seamlessly integrated apps that include InDesign Authoring, Cloud Authoring, ComicComposer, Aquafadas Viewer, AppFactory, Cloud Connect and MotionComposer. These apps are designed to manage any digital publishing scenario from digital content and app creation to distribution and marketing. Without writing a single line of code, publishers can either design custom iOS and Android apps or automatically convert PDF files into digital format for distribution across tablets, smartphones, eReaders and the web.

The Digital Publishing System also provides powerful marketing tools, including the ability to integrate advertising campaigns and offer one-click in-App purchases. Sales and reader behavior analysis, now a crucial part of digital publishing, can be done using analytical tools such as Google Analytics, which integrates directly with the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System.

About Aquafadas
Aquafadas, a pioneer in digital publishing technology, enables the creation and mass distribution of graphics rich, interactive digital content such as books, comics, corporate documents, magazines, and newspapers, across all major platforms including smartphones, tablets and the web. Businesses all over the world rely on Aquafadas’ purpose-built content creation and distribution solutions to achieve their digital publishing strategies, significantly expanding content reach while lowering overhead costs. Some of Aquafadas prestigious customers include Bayard, Carrefour, Egmont International, G+J, Kelby Media Group, Lagardère, Lufthansa, Nestlé, Mondadori, Reader’s Digest, Sanoma, Standard & Poors, and Vodafone. More than 8 million end users read content created with Aquafadas solutions.

Aquafadas is a member of the International Digital Publishing Forum and IDEAlliance, which help to improve both ePUB and OpenEFT formats.

A Rakuten group business, Aquafadas also provides its technological expertise to Kobo, the world’s fastest growing e-reader provider. For more information about Aquafadas, please visit

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