DTP / Desktop Publishing services 2018-04-19T10:40:17+00:00

DTP / Desktop Publishing services

DTP is the acronym used to refer to Desktop Publishing (electronic publishing). The DTP is the set of procedures for the creation, layout and production of printed material dedicated to publishing production (such as books, newspapers, magazines, leaflets, etc.) or material in electronic format or for the Web (such as EBooks, Newsletters, Web pages, etc.), using a computer. The term Desktop Publishing (literally “desktop publishing”, which can be replaced by “individual publishing”) refers to the comparison with traditional printing preparation systems, which required different and successive mechanical photographic phases.

Since the beginning of the Nineties the DTP has almost completely replaced the previous technologies, giving way to the first profound revolution of typography, more than five centuries since the first printing of Gutenberg. The Desktop Publishing specialist is responsible for creating or reproducing the layout for products translated into different languages, or for creating and organizing layouts for products entrusted in composition, be they software, manuals, websites, EBooks or other material in electronic or paper format.

Our Desktop Publishing services

Our team of experts in the Desktop Publishing environment can work with Word, Power Point, Excel, Open Office, AutoCAD, Photoshop, PageMaker, Freehand, InDesign, Frame Maker, QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, Flash, PDF, and operate with all types format (vector, raster, etc.).


We believe that a communication agency like Ability Services can not limit itself to offering translation services to a job where the original text is simply converted into the required target language. Not only that, but in addition to translation services (or even independently) many of our customers require us to make layouts, formatting, encoding and decoding texts in all languages. We therefore provide Desktop Publishing services: from creative design to layout, to the creation of final products ready for publication in electronic format, on the Web, or for printing on the most disparate media, and in some cases to typographic or digital printing even in large formats. Ability Services customers can therefore rely on us for multi-lingual DTP services and for multiform at print services. We can count on the quality and convenience that our agency has been offering for years

Our Desktop Publishing services can therefore be summarized in four main types of intervention. Discover them by visiting the pages where they are described in detail: Maintaining the original structure and layout in the translation and localization

DTP – Maintaining structure and original layout in translation and localization – More and more frequently we turn to customers who have to translate original material into formats, with structures and layouts that are not adequately processed (or minimally considered) by the many agencies or freelancers on the market. Technical manuals or business presentations realized in InDesign, Quark XPress, Adobe Illustrator, PageMaker, graphic files in PSD, EPS, TIFF, BMP, or HTML, SGML, XML files for which a simple translation is not necessary but its actual localization with maintenance of the original structure and layout . Adapting structure and layout in target languages ​​with different needs – Adapting the structure and layout into target languages ​​with different needs

DTP – Structure adaptation and layout in target languages ​​with different needs is another sector that sees Ability Services among the most known and reliable operators on the national and international market. When it comes to locating a text from or to a language with a completely different structure (for example, a translation from or to Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Persian …) it is essential that those involved in translation are in able to adapt the layout and the original structure to the destination ones while maintaining the original consistency, readability and pleasantness. Creative Graphic Design for the creation of new documents – Ability Services is a communication agency able to manage creative Graphic Design projects

DTP – Creative Graphic Design for the creation of new documents with expertise and experience over ten years. We are proud to say that we are always able to interpret the objectives and needs of our clients’ communication strategy in a creative and absolutely attractive / interesting way. Format conversion – Format conversion is a service requested by many customers who find themselves with non-editable files containing text, with files that can be edited in complex formats (where you would like to intervene with corrections and additions without having to learn to use the original program) or with multimedia files to convert to different formats.

Contact us for a feasibility study and a quote

DTP – Desktop Publishing in all formats, with all applications and in over 50 languages   Ability Services is a communication agency specialized in Desktop Publishing for over 12 years with qualified operators in over 50 different languages and able to work with Word, Power Point, Excel, OpenOffice, Autocad, Photoshop, PageMaker, Freehand, InDesign, FrameMaker, QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, Flash, PDF , and then operate with any type of format ( vector, raster , etc.). Our staff of Desktop Publishing experts can follow you by preparing a feasibility study for your project.

We are obviously not able to present a price list for our Desktop Publishing services , as they are not ” pre-packaged packages ” like those proposed by many other freelancers and agencies … Our interventions are therefore studied from time to time according to the needs of each customer, and illustrated in our feasibility studies with a wealth of details. If you are interested in a Desktop Publishing service you can then contact us explaining your needs: we will be happy to present you our best offer for the management of an effective and advantageous DTP project.