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PlanetPress Connect: What is a DataMapper?


It’s been a while since I contributed anything to this blog. Reason is, I’ve been busy working on OL’s next generation of products. If you haven’t heard yet, it’s called Connect, and it’s just plain awesome, if I do say so myself. Not that I wrote any of it, mind you. All I do is […]

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A solution for HTML is here at Objectif Lune


Uh-oh.  Here it comes.  I knew it was coming.  This lumbering monster.  It arrives through the door quietly but by golly is it in the room now, snarling, bristling fur and staring straight at me.  Normally I am fully armed with my PlanetPress armoury, any monster however big or small is normally vaporised, leaving customers […]

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It’s A (New) Kind Of Magic


Fifteen years ago, my eyesight was better, I had more energy and my desire to do miraculous things was at its peak. My early applications were definitely printer centric. That is to say, it was all about making printers do things that even the manufacturers didn’t know was possible. Words & phrases like “PostScript level […]

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PrintShop Mail how-to: Anchored Objects


PrintShop Mail was made for personalization. And because every mail piece is different, the structure of the piece would be too. But fixed content does exist.  That’s why I get this question pretty often: How can I make an item move up and down as the text changes? And the answer is anchored objects. These […]

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PlanetPress for Work: One Mailing


One of the most useful and easy-to-achieve applications in PlanetPress is the ability to combine two or more types of document in a single mailing. Many customers I have helped in the past have a common problem: they produce invoice documents which are mailed out at one time during the month and also statement documents, […]

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Creating variable booklets with PrintShop Mail

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Up to 8 years ago, I worked with a company building finishing devices. Stackers, inserters and… booklet makers. From our perspective at the time, you would simply have a booklet for which the pages had already been imposed, and you would print it as often as you needed it. Matters like variable booklets were hardly […]

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7 Ways Barcodes Make Your Life Easier


Over the last 15 years, I seen many examples of barcodes improving business processes. That’s because bar codes are used to allow information to be transferred from printed media to another system or process automatically. My first application that used barcodes in anger was at the Digital Print World exhibition. We created a Digital Show […]

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PlanetPress for Work: Email Notifications


  “I’m excited to categorize data so I know who to send emails to” said nobody ever. As a marketer, I enjoying hearing about what users think about our products and finding out ways to communicate to them. But something I do not like doing is, thinking about what needs to happen with the data […]

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