Electronic Ink http://www.printomatic.com/ Updates and information about Adobe Director and Xtras from the creators of PrintOMatic. en-us Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:15:00 GMT Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:26:58 GMT Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:15:00 GMT PrintOMatic 1.8
The current release version of PrintOMatic and PrintOMatic Lite is 1.8.

This version is compatible with Director 11 and 11.5, and supports as Mac OS X "Lion" as well as Windows 7.

If you own version 1.7.x of PrintOMatic or PrintOMatic Lite, you will need an upgraded serial number to work with the latest version of the Xtras.

New users, and users of versions older than 1.7 will need a new serial number for these Xtras.

For more information, and to download unregistered versions of the software that you can try out before you buy, visit our products page.
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Mon, 02 Jun 2008 08:00:00 GMT PrintOMatic 1.8 Beta 5 for Mac and Windows
The latest builds of PrintOMatic and PrintOMatic Lite include a complete UTF16 Unicode text engine on both Mac and Windows. This should enable the Xtras to print characters from any language, including Asian scripts, with a minimum of fuss.

Earlier betas of the Mac version were still based on MBCS, and had issues with non-Roman scripts, which should all be resolved now. As a bonus, Unicode support on Mac has resulted in a much better looking print preview, with more faithful, accurate, and anti-aliased text rendering.

We hope this will be the last beta release before we call the 1.8 builds "final" and package the complete release bundles, as well as creating Shockwave packages. Because of this, please report any bugs you find promptly.

Like the other version 1.8 betas, you will need an upgraded serial number or a newly purchased serial number to work with this release.

Download PrintOMatic MX 1.8b5 for Windows
Download PrintOMatic MX 1.8b5 for Mac OS X

Download PrintOMatic Lite MX 1.8b5 for Windows
Download PrintOMatic Lite MX 1.8b5 for Mac OS X
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Wed, 21 May 2008 07:15:00 GMT The Only Printing Xtras for Director 11?
Ok, sure, PrintOMatic and PrintOMatic Lite for Director 11 are still in beta form, not final releases yet. But the fact is, you can download, use, and even publish with them right now using Director 11.

So as far as we know, that makes PrintOMatic the only cross-platform printing solution that's currently available for -- and built for -- Director 11. Sure, that's going to change soon: other folks are working on updating their Xtras too.

But if you need to print from Director 11 right away, go ahead and download our betas and use them. From all reports we've heard the betas are pretty solid and reliable.
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Tue, 20 May 2008 09:10:00 GMT PrintOMatic 1.8 Beta 3 for Windows
PrintOMatic and PrintOMatic Lite MX are now available in Unicode beta builds that are compatible with Director 11 for Windows. Unlike the old releases (which can only handle low-order ASCII text in D11), this version fully supports special and extended characters and international text, including Asian scripts (or at least the Chinese text we've tested).

Like the other version 1.8 betas, you will need an upgraded serial number or a newly purchased serial number to work with this release.

Download PrintOMatic MX 1.8b3 for Windows
Download PrintOMatic Lite MX 1.8b3 for Windows
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Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:40:00 GMT PrintOMatic 1.8 Beta 2 for Mac OS X
Beta 2 of PrintOMatic MX and PrintOMatic Lite MX 1.8 for Macintosh are now available. These builds are universal binary, and should work on both Intel and PowerPC based Macs. They require Director 11.

As we have no PowerPC Macs to test with, it would be nice if someone can confirm that the PPC build works as expected. Also, we have no idea how these Xtras will work with foreign languages (especially the really crazy ones like Japanese), so any test feedback you have with these languages would be appreciated.

These builds also require a serial number upgrade, available now from our web site. If you use an old serial number with these versions, you will get "invalid serial number" error messages.

Download PrintOMatic MX 1.8b2 for Mac OS X
Download PrintOMatic Lite MX 1.8b2 for Mac OS X
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Mon, 21 Apr 2008 09:35:00 GMT PrintOMatic MX 1.8 Beta 1
Beta release 1 of the PrintOMatic MX Xtra for Director 11 on MacIntel is now available for download and testing. For now, only the full version of the Xtra is available, and it is only available for the MacIntel release of Director 11.

We hope to follow up later this week with a more comprehensive beta release that includes the Lite version of the Xtra, as well as a Windows build.

Note that you can use version 1.7.5 of the Xtra in Director 11 for Windows. However, you will experience problems with any extended characters you use, since they are passed to the Xtra in Unicode format instead of with the native character set.

If you are an existing user, this release will require a serial number upgrade if you want register and distribute it. Any "invalid serial number" warnings you encounter in your testing are normal.

The Xtra is in .zip format, simply expand it and place in your Director 11 Xtras folder.

Please discuss any issues you encounter on our Beta Bulletin Board.

Click here to download via HTTP.
Click here to download via FTP.
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Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:35:00 GMT Free Upgrade to PrintOMatic for D11
Any Electronic Ink customer who purchases a copy of the PrintOMatic MX or PrintOMatic Lite MX Xtra after March 1, 2008 will be entitled to a free upgrade to the Director 11 compatible version of the Xtra they purchased when it is ready for release.

Copies of PrintOMatic MX or PrintOMatic Lite MX purchased prior March 1, 2008 will be upgradeable at a cost of US $50.

We anticipate releasing Director 11 compatible versions of PrintOMatic and PrintOMatic Lite by the end of April 2008.
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Thu, 20 Mar 2008 17:25:00 GMT PrintOMatic and PrintOMatic Lite for Director 11
We are in the final testing and tweaking stages of new releases of PrintOMatic MX and PrintOMatic Lite MX that will be compatible with Director 11 for Mac (Intel) and Windows. Look for downloadable files and upgrade information at www.printomatic.com within the next couple of weeks.
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Mon, 04 Feb 2008 00:00:00 GMT Upcoming Releases of Our Xtras
The PrintOMatic MX, PrintOMatic Lite MX and Table MX Xtras remain actively under development, debugging and improvement.

It is our goal to release updated versions of our Xtras in parallel with updated releases of Macromedia (now Adobe) Director. That's all we can tell you at the moment.

The cost for registered users to upgrade has historically been free for minor bug fixes and improvements, and a nominal $50 US for releases that have required substantial engineering efforts (e.g. major new operating systems, chip architectures, etc.)

To ensure you can receive a discounted upgrade quickly when new versions are released, take some time in advance to locate your serial number. The easiest way to do this if you haven't saved or printed a copy of your original registration email is to search the Lingo code of a production that uses one of our Xtras for the "register" command.

We will post more information about upcoming releases of our Xtras on this page and via RSS feed at http://www.printomatic.com/rss
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