Thursday, September 7, 2017

Meadows Publishing Solutions Partners with Enfocus to provide fully automated VDP workflows

Enfocus announces today its partnership with Meadows Publishing Solutions, the developers of the popular DesignMerge variable data software package.

As a Certified Solution Partner, Meadows’ first offering under the partnership is the newly-released DesignMerge Pro configurator for Enfocus Switch. The configurator enables DesignMerge Pro to integrate with Enfocus Switch, providing users the ability to design and implement fully automated variable data workflows capable of processing thousands of data records in an automated fashion.

Switch: the perfect fit for integration

"We developed the DesignMerge Pro configurator to address the needs of our variable data clients that are already processing large amounts of VDP, and are looking for more automated and customizable solutions," said John Kriho, president of Meadows Publishing Solutions.

“After reviewing a number of workflow products, we decided that the flexibility and customization features offered by Enfocus Switch, along with their robust third-party integration support, made it the perfect fit for integration with our DesignMerge suite of software."

John Kriho, president, Meadows Publishing Solutions


The DesignMerge Pro Configurator

The DesignMerge Pro configurator for Enfocus Switch is a custom flow element that can be used to add variable data processing services to any Switch flow. There are a number of services available with the DesignMerge Pro configurator that can be specified by the user when designing a workflow:

  • VDP Preflight Service
    Checks for common VDP errors, such as missing fixed or variable graphics, missing fonts and invalid data layouts.
  • Multi-up Imposition Service
    Automatically builds a multi-up version of the one-up VDP document being processed using a set of user-defined templates.
  • VDP Print Service
    Merges and prints the document in PDF, PDF/VT, or PPML output formats, and routes the output files to a printer hot folder, or directly to a digital press.
  • Custom Script Service
    Allows customized JavaScript code to be utilized for pre-processing purposes.

Automatically process VDP jobs to the wanted specification

“Customers are increasingly looking to streamline and automate their production workflows by eliminating any unnecessary human intervention,” says Angelo Manno, Global OEM & Strategic Accounts Manager at Enfocus.

“It’s impressive to see what the Meadows team has done to help customers achieve this goal. The DesignMerge Pro configurator not only establishes an effortless integration, it also enables Switch to automatically and dynamically configure DesignMerge to check for errors, and process the VDP jobs to the wanted specification. The automated setup, control and processing of VDP jobs completely removes the manual user interaction, eliminating errors, and providing time and cost savings.”

"It's impressive to see what the Meadows team has done to help customers streamline and automate their production workflows."

Angelo Manno, Global OEM & Strategic Accounts Manager, Enfocus


See the integration at Print 17

Meadows will be demonstrating the DesignMerge Pro configurator for Enfocus Switch in booth 254 at the upcoming PRINT '17 show in Chicago, September 10-14, 2017.

For more information, please visit the Meadows Publishing Solutions partner integration page and

About Meadows Publishing Solutions

Meadows Publishing Solutions is a software development and integration company specializing in commercial and custom plug-in modules for Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat as well as 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.