Content Mangement Systems & DLxml

In 2017, RefineCatch Limited bought the local company DLxml and with it inherited their customers and CMS capabilities. The buy out was a success on all fronts and the team at RefineCatch are excited to develop the skills necessary and evolve with the industry as content-management and database-driven services are more and more sought after.

Librios CMS

Librios enables customers to store their publications in a CMS (Content Management System) environment with the added advantage of the following:

  • self-editing of content using the web front-end
  • customised web pages
  • automated typesetting via InDesign IDML export
  • workflow processes
  • export directly to EPUB
  • access to XML feed
  • e-commerce

Working closely with Librios, we are able to use our expertise to take a customer's data in varying formats and import it into a Librios database in a well-structured state, suitable for online, digital and print purposes.

We are proficient in the use of the Librios CMS and also maintain databases for various customers using this platform.

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Penta Typesetting

We have embraced the use of a batch typesetting system called Penta. This allows us to quickly generate automated page proofs from a customer's database exports.

QPM is a process we have devised to offer a quick page proofing service. Once set-up, customers are then able to send us their source XML via email, FTP or direct from Librios and have a PDF proof of their typeset pages automatically returned to them in a matter of minutes.

QPM Advantages

  • Cost-effective database proofing tool
  • Pages look exactly as they will print, so an exact page extent is known earlier
  • Typesetting and proof correction costs are reduced dramatically
  • Shorter production time, therefore publication content and information is more up to date
  • Spin-off publications are easy to create, cost-effective and time-efficient.

InDesign Typesetting

We are highly experienced in the use of InDesign and have used these skills to typeset using customers' exports from their databases. Pairing InDesign with the Librios database has significant advantages when a project has either spin-off or sister publications with a similar theme or page design. It is also a great tool for any multi-platform project, large or small.

We can export IDML files from Librios through a tailor-made template and produce pages in InDesign which are manipulated using scripts to render the pages exactly as the job details in a matter of seconds.

Non-Librios customers can send us XML or Word exports from their databases and we can import these into InDesign for typesetting. The level of tagging and number of styles in the exports reflects how quickly and accurately these pages can be produced.

In both the above situations, once the data is in InDesign we have the ability to write scripts to change how the data is rendered in the page.