Product illustrators bring the product to life using both technical line drawings and dimensional illustrations to capture a product's essence and demonstrate written instructions. Graphic designers work to translate corporate and product positioning into designs that offer longevity by developing templates, style sheets and design elements that can be used across a product line or category.
The word SimShip (simultaneous shipment) refers to the release of localised versions of software and other products at the same time as the original release. Major manufacturers and publishers can release as many as 30 different localised versions within a month or two of the original version. These products may have thousands of pages of documentation.
Simultaneous shipment requires a reliable workflow without surprises at the end. This means that our layout team is trained to create translation-and-print-friendly files and designs. Most layout specialists know how to make a file print-friendly. Few among them, however, understand the translation process well enough to provide translation-ready files. Successful integration of translation and layout knowledge can make the difference in your supply chain.
In many cases, “SimShip” also demands “SimDesign”, meaning that the original design of the documentation is strictly respected in the localised version. SimDesign demands a one-to-one layout in style and content (page 365 in Polish must have the same content as page 365 in English). Automating this process is one of the major tasks of the DTP team at Yamagata Europe.