Banta to Highlight DesignMerge and PPML Driver at OnDemand 2001
Press release from the issuing company
Cambridge, MA; Banta Integrated Media, a leading
provider of software and e-business solutions for digital content
management, electronic commerce, and Internet enabled variable data
printing, will showcase DesignMerge(TM) 4.0 - the latest release of its
popular variable data XTension for QuarkXPress(TM) developed by its
affiliate Meadows Information Systems - in booth #1236 on January 28, 2001
at the 2001 On Demand Digital Printing and Publishing Strategy Conference
DesignMerge 4.0 gives production staff and digital printers user-friendly,
variable data tools that provide automation, save time, and optimize the
printing process. The new release extends the software beyond basic
personalization (e.g. merging of names and addresses for business cards and
direct mail pieces) to support extensive customization of the content and
layout for an endless variety of documents.
Also in the booth at On Demand 2001, Banta will preview an optional add-on
driver for DesignMerge that will output Personalized Print Markup Language
(PPML) files. PPML is a recently developed standard for the specification
of variable data print jobs written by the standards development group of
the Print On Demand Initiative (see www.podi.org). Banta is a contributing
member of PODi.
Based on DesignMerge's user-friendly interface and PPML support, Xeikon
N.V. (manufactuer of commercial digital color printing systems) has
selected DesignMerge 4.0 as the only variable data software it will bundle
with its new CSP sheet-fed digital press.
Enhanced drivers for Xerox VIPP and Indigo JLYT
DesignMerge provides device-specific support for a wide cross-section of
digital presses through optional add-on drivers. These drivers provide
enhanced functionality and optimized printing thereby enabling digital
printing facilities to provide customers with extra benefits, faster
RIPping, and the ability to process the same variable data files on
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