Output Factory Server

for Adobe InDesign

Hot folder automation for workgroups

Output InDesign files automatically from hot folders • Serve unlimited users from single station

Adobe InDesign CS5 – 2020

macOS 10.8 – 10.15

Automate your entire team's output workflow with a single installation of Output Factory Server for InDesign

Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from Adobe InDesign by processing files from watched hot folders. The app offloads output from InDesign to a central system leaving operator stations free from the output process.

Coming Soon

Public beta of Output Factory Server 3 with built-in LinkOptimizer is now available:

Note: Customers who purchase Output Factory Server after May 1, 2020 will get a FREE upgrade to version 3.

Watched hot folders

Print and export InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders. Output Factory Server can serve unlimited users on a network.

Create hot folders for various workflows such as hi-res PDF, laser printer, EPUB etc. Users can submit single files and books or collected jobs.

Time-saving output options

Export InDesign documents as single pages or every n pages. Update links automatically. Open files with selected app after processing. These are only a few of available options to streamline and simplify your everyday production workflow

All the formats you need

Output Factory supports printing and exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, IDML, HTML, EPUB, INDD, TIFF and other image formats.

Email notifications

Output Factory Server can send automatic email notifications based on powerful variable templates. Notifications can be triggered by errors and other events.

Variable File Names

Output Factory offers unmatched abilities to create variable output file names based on page number, layers, date and other attributes. You can even insert text from your documents using the script label variable.
Output Factory for InDesign: variable file names
Output Factory for InDesign: layer versioning screenshot

Layer Versioning

Output InDesign layers and their combinations as separate files automatically – an indispensable feature for multilingual documents and other projects with layered content.
Output Factory for InDesign: preflight screenshot


With Output Factory, output errors are a thing of the past. Thoroughly check files using InDesign’s preflight or Output Factory’s own options, and skip files with errors. Review errors in the History with their detailed description.

Smart Output Location

Easily manage output files by saving them in dynamically created subfolder tree with variable names.

Output Factory for InDesign: output location screenshot

Custom Scripts

Run custom AppleScript and JavaScript scripts during processing. This new feature offers virtually unlimited possibilities to customize and further automate your workflows.

Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder

Create sequences of workflows to output InDesign files to multiple formats at once. For example, create an action to export files as hi-res PDF, lo-res PDF, and send them to a laser printer – all with just a click of a button.


You can rely on Output Factory to track InDesign documents you sent to output along with the error log and the list of output files.

"Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency. It can save lots of time - which equates to money."
David Creamer
Adobe Layers Magazine

Output Factory Server

$ 699
One-time payment
  • All output formats

Output Factory Lite

$ 99
One-time payment
  • Print, PDF & PostScript only

Output Factory Server

$ 699
One-time payment


Upgrade to Output Factory Server 2 from version 1

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