Stop Sending Me Junk!

February 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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MyPRINTResource.com features an interesting podcast by Dave Fellman. Sales trainer Dave Fellman says he doesn’t classify direct mail as junk just because he didn’t ask for it. But he does call it junk if it’s unlikely to provide a return on the marketer’s investment. In this podcast, he explains how to use QR codes to overcome that problem and add more value to your customers’ marketing projects. To hear the podcast, please click here

The Meadows 2D Bar Code Module is a FREE plug-in that allows InDesign users to quickly and easily create QR codes. To download the FREE Meadows 2D Bar Code Module, please click here

 

Are You Ready for Intelligent Bar Codes?

January 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Intelligent Mail is Here!

On January 28, 2013, the Postal Service will require the use of the Intelligent Mail barcodes to qualify for automation prices. Say goodbye to PostNet!

All Mailers and Printers will need to be able to create and print Intelligent Mail barcodes. Luckily, our DesignMerge software for InDesign and QuarkXPress is ready to go, providing built-in support for fully variable Intelligent Mail barcodes.

To see DesignMerge in action, please click the link below to view a movie of this process, or visit http://www.meadowsps.com/usps/ for more information.

video re: Creating Variable Intelligent Mail Bar Codes with Designmerge

MPS 2D Bar Code Product Review

October 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Brian Lawler recently posted a great review of the Meadows 2D Bar Code Module. Please take a moment to read it by clicking here!

MPS 2D Bar Code Module Now Available

September 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Meadows Publishing Solutions is pleased to announce the release of the MPS 2D Bar Code Module for InDesign CS5/5.5 & CS6! It is designed to generate QR Code and Data Matrix bar codes directly in any Adobe InDesign document. The user has complete control over the sizing and encoding aspects of the bar code, and can even control certain styling aspects such as color

For additional information on the 2D Bar Code Module, 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.

DesignMerge “Goes to 11”

September 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Meadows Publishing Solutions is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new DesignMerge “dot-11” release (3.11, 4.11, 5.11). These new versions are fully compatible with Adobe InDesign® CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 for both Macintosh and Windows! Included in this release are several brand new features, including Unicode support, 2D Bar Code support, and Custom Price Styles.