Dutch Mail Company Gets Personal With Dalim Software
Press release from the issuing company
July 23, 2003 -- Dalim Software is playing an important part in a very ‘personal’ postal service just launched by the Dutch mail company “Royal TPG Post”. The web-based facility allows anyone to order stamps featuring their own face, a child’s drawing, holiday photo, products, logo, a pet, etc – in fact anything legal!
The general public and companies can order the stamps at any post office or over the Internet (www.tpgpost.nl). Input, ordering and scanning is handled by Cendris (TPG Post’s data and document management subsidiary) who create a PDF file per job, complete with supporting order information, for delivery on CD to Royal Joh. Enschedé, the specialist security print firm. Joh. Enschedé has automated the print production of these stamps using Dalim Software’s DALiM TWiST workflow technology. The software extracts the relevant parts of the PDF and assembles them into two print jobs: a personalized letter with name, address and order detail confirmation, and 1-10 sheets of personalized stamps.
The service, which costs €12.95 for a sheet of ten personalized stamps and then € 5.95 thereafter, is already very popular. Similar initiatives are already underway in UK, France and Belgium.
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