Meadows Publishing releases DesignMerge VDP Software for InDesign CS4

March 30, 2009 in Publishing (F)

[] Schaumburg, IL - Meadows Publishing Solutions has announced the release of DesignMerge Pro for Adobe InDesign CS4, supporting both Apple(R) and Windows-based platforms. DesignMerge Pro will provide Adobe InDesign users with sophisticated variable data publishing, personalized printing, and document automation features. The modules work within the InDesign application, enabling professional mail-merge, variable data printing, and document automation features. The entire process is database-driven, completely flexible, and very easy to use.

DesignMerge can easily support variable text, picture, article, and even complete InDesign layouts and master pages. All of the features of Adobe InDesign are available when using DesignMerge software, so advanced features such as variable type-on-a-curve are easily supported. DesignMerge also outputs the most popular variable data printing formats including PostScript, PPML, and Creo VPS. The product is fully compatible with systems offered by Canon, Xerox, HP, EFI, Ricoh, and Konica-Minolta, among others.

"We have seen a dramatic increase in the adoption rate of variable data and personalized printing, especially within the past year", noted Meadows President, John Kriho. "Companies are searching for new potential revenue streams, and personalized printing is a great way to capitalize on the digital printing equipment they already own, for a very minimal investment. In addition, the document assembly aspects of DesignMerge can completely automate the production of certain types of standard digital print work. Everything from consecutive numbering and bar coding jobs, to sophisticated, multi-up direct mail pieces can be produced using DesignMerge. It is a completely unique and incredibly versatile tool."

Personalized Printing and Full VDP Capabilities Inside InDesign CS4

* DesignMerge(R) Pro is an award-winning suite of plug-in modules that allow users to quickly and easily create variable data output from any Adobe(R) InDesign(R) document

* DesignMerge includes many sophisticated VDP features, such as automatic copy-fitting, menu-driven conditional logic programming, multi-up layout support, as well as PostScript, PPML, and Creo VPS output

* Meadows will be demonstrating DesignMerge Pro in booth #2234 at the On Demand Conference & Exposition in Philadelphia (March 31- April 2, 2009)

Meadows Publishing Solutions is a software development and consulting company specializing in commercial and custom XTensions™ for QuarkXPress®, plug-in modules for Adobe® InDesign® and Adobe® Acrobat® and other extensible technologies. Meadows has developed a number of popular software packages for the database publishing and variable data printing markets, including their award-winning products AutoPrice™ and DesignMerge®. Founded in 1991, Meadows is based just outside of Chicago in Schaumburg, Illinois.


Pat Druger
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