Multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP)

We want to provide our clients with the best possible services and thus help them save their time and money. Desktop Publishing or DTP is often one of the last steps of a typical translation project for a localized material to get the final look and shape. In other words, DTP stage means preparation for printing. This gets particularly important in the case of strategic materials the company may have, such as marketing documentation, product catalogues, advertising materials, company overview leaflets, briefs, posters, banners, etc. That is why DTP of multilingual content is a step that cannot be ignored.

The quality of the final material should always meet your expectations as it impacts the whole product and the brand itself.

Why is DTP essential?

  • Some languages may expand in word count and require more space or smaller font size
  • Some words can be dozens of characters long, requiring resizing of graphics and menu items
  • Some languages change the order of layout because they are written right to left
  • The formatted layout of localized materials should match the original and comply with target-language standards at the same time

Which programs do we work with for Desktop Publishing

* Upon request we can also provide DTP services using software that runs on Unix-based operating systems, such as Linux or Solaris.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a multilingual desktop publishing project depends on:
  • Number of pages
  • Language combination
  • Time to complete all the stages
  • The document’s format
  • Additional requirements the client has