My office just picked up some printers and we are now printing in-house what we used to out source. We need to print a mail merge of some direct pieces to 40,000 people. I've found that the built in "Data Merge" module for inDesign chokes on this mass quantity. I phoned adobe and the sales rep agreed with me.
So, I'm looking for some better software to pull this off. A plugin would be nice. designmerge.com looks pretty nice, but it's pricey. And there is a stand alone app called Print Shop Mail.
Right now we are using word to imprint the names but it would be cheaper/nicer if we could just print everything in one pass.
What we usually print are graphic heavy letters and direct mail ads. The printers we purchased are Panasonic DP-C264 (Postscript 3).
I was just wondering if I could get some outside advice before investing in these products. Thanks for any input.
ya but then sending a 40,000 page document to print... that would probably take a week.
Apps like Print Shop Mail or what ever will do the merge without creating a new page for every record. That way the graphics will get cached in the printer's memory and the merged data will go on it's own.