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Silicon Publishing Collaboration Awarded Top Honors

A web-to-print product from Silicon Publishing that turns variable data, HTML5, and InDesign templates into millions of printable, online, personalized documents gets highest praise from industry insiders.

Nov. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- Contact: Max Dunn (925) 935-3899

Silicon Publishing Collaboration Awarded Top Honors

MIAMI, FLORIDA. November 16, 2011. A luxury cruise company’s use of Silicon Paginator for churning out millions of flawless personalized customer itineraries was awarded the “Best of the Best” recognition by the judges at this year’s XMPie User Group Conference.

Max Dunn, CEO of Silicon Publishing, the company that invented, sells, installs, and supports Silicon Paginator, said the project “was a wonderful collaboration with the first-class development team of Royal Caribbean.”

Sajan Chacko of Royal Caribbean said, “We wanted to be the first company anywhere to deliver what is the most advanced high-quality, variable-data customer service document so far in publishing history. And we think this award says we did that.”

Video of an example of the award-winning work is at http://www.siliconpublishing.com/Royal.html. It’s a demo of the Royal Caribbean product for which Silicon Paginator was used, among other things, to:
1.   Handle static and dynamic content—which, in addition to variable data from any data source, can be HTML5, text, still images, and video,
2.   Successfully merge diverse design and content elements into a high-quality result according to complex business rules, and
3.   Establish structure-to-style mapping between input and rendition features such as table, text, and object styles.

The Basics of Silicon Paginator

The design and layout of documents produced with Silicon Paginator are based on a template made with Adobe InDesign. Silicon Paginator is set up to manage the process of reliably and accurately flowing variable customer data through the template into thousands of unique final documents that maintain the highest-possible quality, whether viewed online or printed.

When different amounts of data about each customer require different layouts for their personalized final version, Silicon Paginator automatically handles the adjustments. For example, a customer with a lot of data might require additional table rows, page columns, or even an entire extra page. Silicon Paginator ensures that the compilation of all the differing inputs for each customer’s final rendition falls together without errors by adjusting such things as table structures, image placement, space for text, and page count.

Advanced Web-to-Print with HTML5

Silicon Publishing builds advanced web-to-print products with the industry’s most up-to-date tools, including HTML5, CSS3, Canvas, and SVG. A Silicon Paginator module that was central to the Royal Caribbean implementation is a mechanism that maps HTML content to InDesign document structures and styles. This “round-trip” mapping of HTML to and from Adobe InDesign content and style templates is something Silicon Publishing has been doing for ten years. Now, recent advances in both technologies “are letting us do what we already do even better,” said Dunn. “For example, we can offer easier template setup, and higher rendition integrity. HTML5 and new technologies from Adobe give us capability we’ve been wanting for a long time.”

Best of the Best Award

The 2011 conference that sponsored the Best of the Best competition was attended by 145 publishing technology professionals from 65 companies and 12 countries. In addition to recognizing the world’s best implementation of XMPie, its purpose is to provide educational classes, tutorials, and XMPie presentations to publishing automation experts and students around the world.

Silicon Publishing, Inc.

Silicon Publishing is a leading developer of web-to-print, web-to-web, multi-channel, and other automated publishing solutions. By blending core technologies like Adobe Scene7, InDesign Server, and HTML5 with their own innovations, Silicon Publishing enables companies of all kinds to automate and produce high-quality content for any medium, and offers over a decade of experience implementing best-of-class publishing solutions for some of the world’s top brands.

More information about Silicon Paginator and Silicon Publishing is available at http://siliconpublishing.com, http://siliconpublishing.com/products/siliconpaginator, and http://blog.siliconpublishing.com.

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Silicon Publishing is a leading developer of HTML5, web-to-print, web-to-web, multi-channel, and other automated publishing solutions. By blending core technologies like Adobe Scene7, InDesign Server, and XMPie with HTML5 and their own innovations, Silicon Publishing enables companies of all kinds to automate and produce high-quality content for any medium, and offers over a decade of experience implementing best-of-class publishing solutions for some of the world’s top brands.
More information about Silicon Paginator and Silicon Publishing is available at http://siliconpublishing.com, http://siliconpublishing.com/products/siliconpaginator, and http://blog.siliconpublishing.com.

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