Adobe InDesign Plugin Development

Hire our expert Adobe InDesign plugin developers full time or part time to automate mundane layout design tasks. 

High Quality InDesign Plugin Development

What is an InDesign Plugin? 

Plugins extend the functionality of Adobe InDesign especially when it comes to repetitive and tedious production tasks. It could be basic scripting to fully automating layout, workflow, digital publishing, printing, handling XML, IDML and other enhancements that are not available in vanilla InDesign. Having custom coded plugins helps streamline and automate your organisations’ content flow. Have a look at some of the plugins examples that our team of experts have created at the bottom of this page.   

Certified InDesign Developers

Developing InDesign plugins requires a niche expertise where developers not only need to be familiar with C++ and the InDesign SDK, but need to be well versed with publishing concepts, layout design patterns, content handling and pin point accurate calculation. That is the value add we bring to the table with our years of experience in creating plugins for traditional publishers as well as industries where content management and publishing as a horizontal is critical to business success.

Content Automation

The power of automation can be realised with InDesign plugins or even the use of InDesign Server. Leveraging XML and IDML that helps streamline content management with reusable components gives you the ability to manage, automate and push content to multiple media quickly. InDesign automation can range from handling individual layout components like text and images to delivering final published content and round tripping to WordPress, HTML and ePub.

Plugin Development Methodology

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Engagement Models

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Fixed budget

If you have a clearly defined scope of what you want the plugin to achieve, this is best way to go. Even if it’s a Phase-I or a PoC, we work with you to make sure you get high quality output at a flat cost. We are flexible based on changes and enhancements during project development.

Illustrator Plugin Development

Time & Material

Here you pay for what you use. As most projects grow, you may need dedicated or shared resources to develop your plugin inline with changing business dynamics. Plugin development costs start as low as $20 per hour. 

We Believe in Building Trust

With over 100 publications under our belt, we needed a solution that would improve the page planning. Clavis did a great job integrating our content database to our InDesign workflow. It works so well and our experience of working with them has been par excellence!  

Nick (Director - Operations)

We handle over 30,000 images a month. It’s not only about being able to store and track them but also have a seamless integration between our content management system and design software. After having worked with multiple software vendors, I can confidently say the team at Clavis has been a  delight to work with.

Ingrid (Executive Director)

As we took our titles digital, we could see the importance of having all the content synchronised. One of the big ticket items was to make sure round tripping was possible between our print and digital content. Clavis did a fab job of putting that automation in place. 

Andrew (CTO)

A Deep Understanding of Publishing & Design

We understand that Software Development is only a part of the complete picture. Knowing coding without having a through understanding of the industry is not enough. Our expertise in publishing,  content management, content automation, layout, fonts and design helps us stay ahead of the competition and deliver high quality plugins for the range of Adobe products including Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator as well as QuarkXPress.   

Along with that, the rigorous agile methodology with functional and non-functional testing ensures high quality plugins that simply work! Our strong work ethic gives you full transparency with timely delivery. That is why we are trusted by so many leading brands.

Featured InDesign Plugin Projects

CMS to InDesign

AD FLOW MANAGEMENT 

Automated pagination of display and classified advertisements to InDesign for one of the leading newspaper publishers in the UK. This Page Planning plugin pulls data from the Content Management System (CMS) and populates it page wise with intelligent optimisation to minimise white space between classified and display ads. The result; saving of hours or critical ad placement time especially when there are last minute ads that lead to layout redesign.  

Word to InDesign

LAYOUT AUTOMATION   WATCH VIDEO

A custom Adobe InDesign Plugin to imports Microsoft Word documents that automated layout design for bills and debates in the Mauritius National Assembly. The Plugin sets formatting of text flow to multiple columns, manages images, handles table formatting, places page numbers, headers, footers, creates a TOC, manages contents and more all with just a few clicks. The result; hours of layout design work reduced to minutes with a saving of hundreds of thousands of man hours. 

XML to InDesign

LABEL AUTOMATION

Manohar Filaments provides tags and labels to some of the leading apparel brands including H&M, Zara, Benetton, M&S, Adidas and GAP amongst others . These large brands are distributed in multiple counties that require custom tags based on the branding and national standards that need to be followed. This InDesign Plugin automates that tag and label design based on the country and brand. The result; quick tag design based on presets with huge error reduction.

Extend InDesign with Plugins

Streamline your publishing process with InDesign plugins