Database Publishing and
Web to Print

  • Automatically transfer productdata to print documents
  • Use a webbased PIM aystem as data source
  • Format web and print with only one stylesheet
  • Optimize the workflows of your marketing

Alterra Web2Print - Web-Based Print Masters in Premier Quality

 Screencast about Alterra Web2Print



Sepia Web2Print automatically creates ready-to-print PDFs on a server system. You define and record layout templates on the server system. Based on these templates, the system automatically generates PDF files. This method is ideally suited for the automatic creation of sophisticated technical data sheets or structured glossy product brochures. Sepia Web2Print, you can:

  • create layout templates and save them to a Sepia PIM server. 
  • connect templates with the attributes of your products. 
  • automatically generate ready-to-print PDF files – even on the fly. 
  • save up to 99% of the time required to create product data sheets. 

 Web2Print – your benefits at a glance 

  •  Cost-effective production of documents with customizable content. 
  •  Individual design options to reflect an existing corporate design. 
  •  Easy to use without any prior knowledge or training. 
  •  Web-based working via a web browser. 
  •  Authentic print preview. 
  •  Significantly shorter production times.  
  •  Timely production guaranteed by printing "on demand" from digital sources. 
  •  Integration into Standard PIM systems as a module. 

Schema Web2Print

 Schematic diagram: Where does Web-to-Print come in?


 Sepia Web2Print is offered based on one the following basic technologies: 

  • PDFreactor
  • Indesign Server by Adobe 
  • FO:PDF (Java, OpenSource) 
  • pdflib (PHP, OpenSource) 

 Sepia Web2Print operates as a module 

 Sepia "Web2Print" is installed as a module in Alterra PIM – usually in combination with a separately offered workflow module.

The document creation process with Web2Print is as follows:

  1. Creation of template(s) by graphic artist in Adobe Indesign.
  2. Save templates to Alterra PIM.
  3. Capture or import output data on/to Alterra PIM.
  4. Run a user-defined automated workflow in the Alterra PIM Workflow Module including the following steps: 

  • Compile the data for printing.
  • Select products for printing.
  • Assign templates (if not pre-defined). 
  •  Create Indesign documents. 
  • Perform correction run (workflow-controlled).
  • Forward documents to printing.

Which feature is found in which module?   

Template management (with wildcard recognition for importing templates.
Module: Web2Print:Indesign
 Wildcard management / editor for wildcard modifications 
 Module: Web2Print:Indesign
 Manual and automated population with content 
 Modul: Alterra PIM:Basis

 Correction management / preflight 
 Module: Alterra PIM:Workflow Management Language management 
 Module: Alterra PIM: Basic functions 

 Rights / group management 
 Module: Alterra PIM: Basic functions 

 Order processing / shop 
 Module: Alterra PIM:eCommerce 

 Export PDF and job info (SOAP interface)
 Module: Web2Print and Alterra PIM:Basic Functions

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Prince: PDF from HTML

Generates printable high-end PDF files from HTML. The output formating is done by CSS. There is a free license for non-commercial use of Prince. This license adds a small logo to the first page of generated PDF files. For commercial use of Prince, you can purchase a special Sepia license for use with Alterra.




Ubuntu 14.04 / 64-bit deb

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CentOS 7 / 64-bit rpm

Debian GNU/Linux
Debian 8.0 / 64-bit deb


Generates printable PDF files from HTML. The output is controlled by CSS.  A trial version of PDFreactor is offered.  For commercial use, you can purchase a discounted Sepia license of this software.



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D-40219 Düsseldorf  - Germany

Phone: +49 211 51 419 75
Fax: +49 211 51 419 65 

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