Automatic generation of print layouts using HTML/XML and CSS

Create PDF documents from structured content — using modern web technologies.

XML/HTML + CSS = PDF

The CSS Paged Media approach

Our PDF solutions are based on the CSS Paged Media approach. Within this approach, structured content such as XML or semi-structured HTML-based serve as the basis for the conversion. The fixing of design and layout is carried out using CSS (Cascading Stylesheets), which are also used during website programming. The CSS Paged Media standard extends CSS with print layout-specific instructions, such as the type area, the number of columns, left/right alignment, repeated text in the text in the header or footer area, etc. The advantage of our approach is that existing content can be directly reused. The print layout creation process can be mastered easily with basic knowledge in CSS.

More on the CSS Paged Media approach can be found on our portal, Print CSS Rocks.

Use Cases

Can I use CSS Paged Media in my project?

The CSS Paged Media approach can be used for varying publication types - from traditional text-heavy documents to layout-oriented documents of medium complexity.


  • Technical documentation
  • Journals and papers
  • Standards, norms
  • Flyers, brochures, web-to-print
  • And many more

 

Examples

Our Services

Consulting

  • We can advise your PDF project from start to finish
  • Our consulting is provider-neutral
  • Analysis of layout requirements and selection of suitable tools
  • Individual and hands-on training sessions

 

Implementation

  • Creation of layout templates according to your project specifications
  • Integration of the PDF workflow in your IT and system landscape

 

Operation

  • Our PDF solutions can be operated as a web service. If so required, we can also manage the hosting and operation of the conversion servers.
  • The transfer of data between the application and the conversion server is always encrypted.