Meadows Publishing Solutions

Founded in 1991, Meadows Publishing Solutions is a commercial software development and integration company that specializes in database publishing and variable data printing automation. Their flagship product, DesignMerge® Pro, is utilized by thousands of companies worldwide for VDP production.


DesignMerge® Pro

DesignMerge Pro is a powerful variable data printing (VDP) tool that works directly with the Adobe® InDesign® page layout application to produce personalized output in a variety of optimized formats. Typical applications for DesignMerge Pro include the following:

  • Personalized Direct Mail and Addressing
  • Bar Coding and Consecutive Numbering
  • Tickets, Tags, Business Cards, Labels, and ID Badges
  • Store Signage, Catalogs, Retail Flyers
  • Virtually anything that links a Document with Database!


How DesignMerge Works

DesignMerge works with standard Adobe InDesign documents, and there are no restrictions on the layout, design, styling, or colors! Documents are first prepared using DesignMerge Pro by assigning Variable Links to document content. A Variable Link is a DesignMerge Pro feature that is essentially a link to a field to be imported from a data file. Each Variable Link can be designed to import text or image information from a corresponding database field, thereby producing a personalized set of Adobe InDesign pages. These pages are subsequently exported in an optimized VDP output format, such as PDF/VT, or PPML. In addition to the basic merge and output capabilities, the software provides many advanced VDP features, including automatic Copy Fitting, Conditional Logic Programming (Rules), Multi-up Imposition, and VDP Preflighting. All of these advanced features are accessible via the DesignMerge Switch Configurator implementation. For more information about the basic functionality of DesignMerge Pro, please visit


DesignMerge Pro Configurator for Enfocus Switch

The DesignMerge Pro Configurator for Enfocus Switch is a powerful and fully automated system for producing Variable Data output in PDF, PDF/VT, or PPML output format. The system is designed to process InDesign documents that have been prepared using DesignMerge Pro software for Adobe InDesign, and can be used to create totally automated workflows capable of processing and routing thousands of records of variable data, all with complete error checking and virtually no user intervention. For more information, including a demo video, please visit

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EngageIT VDP for Adobe InDesign

EngageIT VDP is a variable data printing and publishing solution that has been developed exclusively for Konica Minolta Business Solutions, USA. The software is based on DesignMerge Pro technology, and includes a unique feature set and price point. There are two different versions of EngageIT VDP (Desktop and Pro), and output from both versions has been tested and approved on all Konica Minolta digital presses.

DesignMerge Pro for Adobe InDesign

DesignMerge Pro is the premier variable data printing and publishing software product for Adobe InDesign. The software is menu-driven, and fully supports variable Text, Images, Articles, and even complete InDesign Layouts.