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Printing/Publication/E-books Solutions

Our desktop publishing software, METAWORKS, allows quick and easy production of virtually any print media. Based on this original product, we develop and supply products such as web systems, CMSs (Content Management Systems) and catalog databases to support "one source multi use" of corporate content.


Speedy information usage is becoming increasingly critical in all fields of business. Publishers are no exception. As websites and free papers are now commonly used to collect information, print media such as information magazines must ensure fresh information on a timely basis in order to survive the competition. Against this backdrop, cross media that use print media, the Internet and e-books are widely promoted by today's publishers.

Issues and solutions

Customer issues

  • Since DTP requires specialized skills, the number of employees in our company who can perform the task is limited.
  • We need to speed up the processes leading up to publication.
  • We want to reduce the DTP costs and improve quality.
  • We want to publish e-books to reduce distribution costs.

Solutions proposed by Rococo

Rococo's METAWORKS desktop publishing software automates document production processes through simple operation.

  • Automates the design and production of printed materials with large amounts of information and those that require database links.
  • Adapts to any print media, ranging from ordinary printed materials and design-intensive information magazines containing illustrations to product catalogs and newspapers.
  • Allows smooth transfer of data sources to other media, such as websites and e-books for cross media use.

Rococo's strengths


METAWORKS and other originally developed products

  • Users of METAWORKS range widely, from leading publishers and newspaper companies to small and medium-sized print companies, totaling more than 200 firms.
  • Based on the know-how accumulated in the development of METAWORKS, we develop and offer automated catalog/newspaper desktop publishing systems, advertisement/contract production systems and CMSs (Content Management Systems) for websites.

Using knowledge that Rococo accumulated through its DTP services since its foundation

  • METAWORKS incorporates the know-how and technical expertise that Rococo has gained by supplying on-site DTP services to its own customers.
  • GUIs (Graphic User Interfaces) that allow intuitive operation enable quick, easy, automated production of a variety of documents, such as catalogs, leaflets and magazines.
  • All necessary settings can be entered on a single screen, without referring to the operation manual.
  • All processes—from loading data sources to executing automated layout design—can be completed by a simple workflow.
  • Easy linkage with CSV, XML and Excel files as well as databases.

Main customers

  • Publishers
  • Printing companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Major manufacturing companies
  • SI vendors
  • Medical institutions

Products developed and delivered

  • Recruiting websites
    Creation of employment opportunity information websites for leading companies
  • Paperless DBP systems
    On-the-web manuscript submission, desktop publishing, PDF-based systems, linkage with backbone systems
  • Automatic road map book processing systems
    Creation of book indices, automated layout design of expressway toll fare tables
  • Newspaper desktop publishing systems
    API for newspaper desktop publishing, large-scale Framework-based desktop publishing system
  • Automatic leaflet desktop publishing systems
    Desktop publishing, linkage with FileMaker
  • XML-based medical information catalog desktop publishing systems
    XML-based desktop publishing, linkage with Oracle databases, linkage with MS Word, XSLT data conversion