is the Ideal Tool for Gifts For You Now Personalized Product
For You Now is a provider of personalized gifts for all occasions,
with a mission to provide personalized gift solutions for everyone
and every occasion. With a primary focus on creating highly personalized
gifts, they offer many design options for creating truly unique
products. DesignMerge is the perfect tool for helping them achieve
Following is a short interview with
Jim Tuchler Owner and President of Gifts For You Now, discussing
how the DesignMerge
software has helped them to increase productivity and improve
their bottom line.
type of work do you do with DesignMerge?
We are a personalized gift company. Many of
our products are sold with beautiful designs that can be personalized
by adding names and/or photos to them. We use DesignMerge
to facilitate the merging of customer expression data with
the variable data fields in our InDesign layouts.
kind of challenges have you faced in the Variable Data Printing
Initially we were using QuarkXpress, and as legacy software,
it had outlived its usefulness. Using the cominbation of Adobe
InDesign and DesignMerge, we have the speed, product stability,
and support that we were seeking in a new software solution.
did you choose DesignMerge?
DesignMerge offered the best feature set for the price, and
it met our specific needs with regards to merging both text
and pictures. And it integrates well with InDesign, which
is the primary layout tool that we use here at Gifts For You
have been the results of implementing DesignMerge in your workflow?
We have experienced faster merging of data, increased stability,
and we have gained peace of mind knowing that we’re using
contemporary, well-supported software that continues to evolve.
All of this has helped us to improve our bottom line and subsequently
grow our business.
use a combination of Pro and Starter. Can you elaborate on that
Absolutely. We use the DesignMerge Pro seats for our desktops
that are dedicated to file merging, and we use the DesignMerge
Starter seats in order to accommodate seasonal increases in
orders. For example, to meet the demands of the holiday season,
our staff will increase from about 35 employees to 100! The
DesignMerge Pro and Starter packages is a good mix for our
The following sample demonstrates
a few of the personalized products that were created by Gifts For
Your Now using the DesignMerge software:
DesignMerge Pro Software
Professional Variable Data Printing
Software for Adobe® InDesign®