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Electronic Ink is a software studio devoted to creating finely crafted small software products. The company is among the foremost developers of Xtras for Adobe Director, and has been a part of the Director development community as creators of XObjects, Xtras, and complete CD-ROM productions since 1990.

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PrintOMatic 1.8 Beta 5 for Mac and Windows
Posted June 2, 2008

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


December 2011 (1)
June 2008 (1)
May 2008 (2)
April 2008 (3)
March 2008 (1)
February 2008 (1)


Adobe Director (9)
Beta (3)
Director 11 (4)
Mac OS X (5)
Printing (3)
PrintOMatic (7)
PrintOMatic Lite (4)
Upgrade (2)
Windows (3)
Xtras (7)
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The Only Printing Xtras for Director 11?
Posted May 21, 2008

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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PrintOMatic 1.8 Beta 2 for Mac OS X
Posted April 23, 2008

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PrintOMatic MX 1.8 Beta 1
Posted April 21, 2008

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Free Upgrade to PrintOMatic for D11
Posted April 8, 2008

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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PrintOMatic and PrintOMatic Lite for Director 11
Posted March 20, 2008

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Upcoming Releases of Our Xtras
Posted February 4, 2008

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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