DesignMerge for InDesign CS6 Now Available

July 26, 2012 by · 2 Comments
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Meadows Publishing Solutions is pleased to announce the release of DesignMerge for Adobe InDesign CS6! DesignMerge is an award-winning suite of plug-ins that allow users to quickly and easily create variable data output from any InDesign document.

This version includes several new features including Direct PDF Output, Embedded Variable Link Support, Enhanced 2D Bar Code Support, Enhanced Print Drivers, a new Print Preview Mode, and much much more!

For additional information on DesignMerge, please click here.

U.S. Postal Service Planning 2012 Holiday Mobile Shopping Promotion

July 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Cyber Monday was the busiest shopping day last year. Up 29 percent over 2010, Cyber Monday’s purchasing surge was no doubt due to a number of deals offered by retailers. And with the deal the U.S. Postal Service is planning for online merchants this holiday season, Cyber Monday 2012 could be even better.

Designed to drive online product purchases by putting mobile-optimized promotional offers, coupons and catalogs into consumers’ hands, the U.S. Postal Service’s 2012 Holiday Mobile Shopping Promotion will offer online merchants an upfront 2 percent postage discount on Standard Mail and First-Class Mail letters, flats and cards (presort and automation) that include a mobile barcode or print/mobile technology — such as a QR code — that can be read or scanned by a mobile device and leads the mail recipient to a mobile-optimized shopping website. The promotion will run Nov. 7- Nov. 21, 2012.

Mailers may also qualify for an additional 1 percent postage rebate on their discounted mailings if a portion of their product orders are fulfilled via Priority Mail between Nov. 9, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012. The 2012 Holiday Mobile Shopping Promotion is subject to approval by the Postal Regulatory Commission.

“This latest pricing incentive solidifies the Postal Service’s leadership role as a catalyst of e-commerce trade between consumers and online merchants,” said Gary Reblin, vice president, Domestic Products. “The reliability of mail to serve as the on-ramp for mobile commerce, along with the tremendous growth of mobile devices, gives online merchants a surefire way to generate sales this holiday season.

“By offering a short-term promotion linking mail and mobile devices during the key holiday purchasing timeframe, the Postal Service is providing online merchants with an incentive designed to increase industry adoption of a physical-to-digital marketing approach.”

For additional information on the 2012 Holiday Mobile Shopping Promotion, go to RIBBS. Program registration opens Sept. 15, 2012, and continues through Nov. 21, 2012. Participants must agree to partake in a survey about the promotion.

New Software Releases for Adobe InDesign CS6

July 12, 2012 by · 2 Comments
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Meadows is pleased to announce the release of two more software modules for Adobe InDesign CS6.

Page Printer allows the user to output each page or spread of a document in EPS or PostScript format. For EPS output, users have the option of embedding fonts within the EPS files. For PostScript output, users have the option of creating PostScript disk files, or printing directly to a PostScript printer. The Page Printer module is currently available for the Macintosh platform only. For additional information on Page Printer, please click here.

Index Builder is a software module that provides a very powerful set of tools for creating catalog indexes. Unlike standard indexing products, MPS Index Builder was designed to serve the special needs of catalogers, with a number of unique features that make the product ideal for catalog workflows. Index Builder for InDesign CS6 is available for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. For additional product information, please click here.