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 for more information.

video re: Creating Variable Intelligent Mail Bar Codes with Designmerge

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.

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.

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. 

DesignMerge 2D Barcoding Feature

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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This video demonstrates the Meadows 2D Barcode Module

Speedy Print Milwaukee Gets Moving with DesignMerge!

January 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Speedy Print is a commercial digital printer located in Milwaukee, serving the southeast Wisconsin business market since 1972. Their customers include legal professionals, insurance companies, civic organizations, non-profits and general business. Speedy Print offers full design and marketing services as part of an increased interest from their customers who are looking to outsource design and variable data printing. Print quality and customer service is at the heart of their business.

Following is a short interview with Keith Ernst, President, and Amy Messick, Graphics Manager, at Speedy Print Milwaukee, discussing how DesignMerge has helped meet their unique challenges.

What business challenges have you faced in the VDP market?

Our biggest challenge has been educating customers on the benefits of using Variable Data Printing (VDP). Our customers need up-front information on what VDP is, how it works, and what the results might be. In these economic times it can be hard to convince customers of the direct economic benefit that VDP offers them. Once we have been successful in promoting VDP, an additional challenge has been getting our customers to give us properly formatted files.

Why did you choose DesignMerge for your VDP implementation?

Our graphic design and variable printing business has increased steadily year after year. DesignMerge variable data software has enabled us to stay ahead of our competition by offering cutting-edge technology and services.

We initially purchased DesignMerge for two particular clients. One is an insurance company that wanted to personalize ID cards for their customers. With DesignMerge, the ease of printing is amazing, and we have printed over 5000 cards without error. The second company is an Internet company wanting Internet access codes that feature barcodes, where the barcode changes with each access code. Last year we printed over 100,000 barcodes, again without a single error.

As a result of our positive experience with the above-mentioned customers, we have developed additional relationships with other clients using VDP solutions. It really has become an essential component of the services we provide to our clients.

What were the results of your DesignMerge implementation?

DesignMerge has helped us gain an additional 15-20% in new business, while enabling us to increase the number of jobs that we receive from our established customers, as well. The positive trend in personalized marketing will continue to help Speedy Print grow. In 2010 we expect an excellent return on our DesignMerge investment resulting in continued expansion of our business!