Together, the companies will be showcasing the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System in conjunction with AT Graphics services at the Specialist Media Conference, 24 April 2013, British Library, London.
As part of the new partnership, AT Graphics offers expert Aquafadas design services and support in many different capacities, from Aquafadas Digital Publishing training to full digital publishing design support.
“Our services essentially allow publishers to concentrate on their business strategy without the drawbacks of managing expensive production operations”, says Robert Tipping, Managing Director at AT Graphics.
The Aquafadas Digital Publishing System used by AT Graphics and to be showcased at the Specialist Media Conference encompasses Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress plug-ins, AVE AppFactory, and the Publisher Portal.
According to AT Graphics, Aquafadas’ plug-ins provide total control over the design of a publication. AVE AppFactory facilitates the process of publishing apps, with free tools to guide users every step of the way. Aquafadas’ Publisher Portal, an online service for distribution and sales management as well as marketing analytics, complements and links AVE AppFactory and InDesign/QuarkXPress plug-ins, creating one robust suite of publishing tools.
AT Graphics CTO James Tipping comments, “We've traditionally used QuarkXPress and InDesign for our print output, so the fact that the Aquafadas tools plugged straight into them made everything fairly simple. The ease of use is important for traditional print designers. To build the content wrapper, App Factory has a nice UI and is easy to use.”
“We hope to continue to drive the products forward and increase the availability for platforms beyond iOS,” James Tipping continues, “we want to be able to dovetail each other’s business together to bring a better digital offering to the UK market for both books and magazines, in whichever form they shall exist in the future. We are able to supply the Aquafadas tools to publishers with their own capabilities for digital offerings, but who need the valuable experience that we have gained thus far.”
About AT Graphics
AT Graphics says: “AT Graphics manages, produces and optimises content in the world of media communication. This dynamic environment is changing constantly - driven through technological developments and changing consumer needs - and the pace of change is not set to slow down. The ultimate objective of ATG is to provide high quality services at excellent value with unrivalled customer service - the complete experience. We pride ourselves on providing free support and robustly managed business continuation procedures. It does not matter if you are a large or small publisher of magazines or newspapers, books, catalogues or developing websites with clients - we can help.”
Aquafadas says: “Aquafadas creates innovative digital publishing solutions to enable new and high-quality ways to publish magazines, books, newspapers and comics. Aquafadas solutions allow and facilitate the dissemination of digital content on all major new platforms, including smartphones, tablets and the web. Creation tools offered by Aquafadas meet the specific industry needs of publishers. Amongst our clients are Egmont International, Sanoma, Lagardere, Mondadori, Reader's Digest, Bayard, Standard & Poors, EDF and La Tribune. Comics publishers use AveComics, the digital comics platform created by Aquafadas, to distribute comics on the new devices. The business world uses Aquafadas tools to enable migration of digital content such as marketing, technical documentation, commercial or financial. Aquafadas user-friendly creative software for Flash®, HTML5, photo and video editing, is also used by graphic design professionals and consumers.”