Extensis Launches FontLink; Delivers Fonts for Adobe InDesign Server Workflows

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New Module for Universal Type Server delivers the precise fonts for documents in automated publishing workflows

FontLink delivers fonts for documents in automated publishing workflows that use Adobe® InDesign® Server

FontLink delivers fonts for documents in automated publishing workflows that use Adobe® InDesign® Server

FontLink solves the font management problem by delivering the precise fonts for InDesign documents before they are processed.

Extensis® today launched FontLink™, a new module for the professional font management system Universal Type Server®, which delivers fonts for documents in automated publishing workflows that use Adobe® InDesign® Server.

“Having the correct fonts during the production process is critical for any InDesign Server workflow. Missing or incorrect fonts can quickly derail any automated processes and pull people away from other critical tasks,” said Toby Martin, Director of Product Development at Extensis. “FontLink solves the font management problem by delivering the precise fonts for InDesign documents before they are processed.”

Universal Type Server’s FontLink module delivers the following benefits to Adobe InDesign Server users:
Speeds up Document Processing: FontLink examines and gathers fonts for InDesign documents at any point before they are handed off to InDesign Server, removing manual document processing tasks for output.

Ensures the Correct Fonts with Font Sense: FontLink leverages Extensis’ patented Font Sense™ technology, an innovative font identification technology that ensures a smooth workflow by identifying, locating, and activating the exact fonts used in documents. During the creative process, Universal Type Server’s font auto-activation plug-ins automatically embed Font Sense metadata to identify fonts in use in InDesign documents. FontLink then collects the required fonts from Universal Type Server for output.

Easy Content Management System Integration: FontLink is easily integrated with most popular professional content management software solutions and fits any point prior to InDesign Server processing. Jobs are processed using straightforward input, output and error folders, ensuring the most straightforward integration.

Delivers Real-Time Alerts: FontLink actively monitors documents for font-related errors, relieving publishing administrators of what is currently a manual, time consuming process that can have costly implications if errors inadvertently make their way through. Administrators receive real-time alerts of any errors so the workflow can keep progressing, saving both time and money.

Extensis is also partnering industry leaders in the publishing industry, including vjoon, to integrate FontLink into its world-renowned publishing platform vjoon K4. Together, Extensis and vjoon will streamline font delivery in automated publishing.

Andreas Schrader, CEO of vjoon, noted, “Automation and agile production processes are essential for today’s media publishing and content marketing businesses. Creative designs often use lots of fonts, and when utilizing automation that calls for a flexible font management. FontLink now offers an adequate solution for our automated workflows in vjoon K4. This way vjoon K4 helps to create content in a lean and highly efficient way."

More information on FontLink can be found here. The module is available in English, French, German.

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