DesignMerge® Training Packages
Professional software training and services


Webinar Training Package

One-on-one training! A DesignMerge® expert leads an online training session that covers common features while offering insights and tips for the selected output driver. The trainee actually “drives” the software while the instructor guides the process (the online meeting software provides this capability). A single trainee receives the focus of the training, thereby creating an “in-house DesignMerge expert”. The training is based on the tutorials that are included in the DesignMerge software package, with a maximum online instruction time of four hours.*

On-Site Training Package

Instruction is held on-site at the client’s premises with particular emphasis on integrating DesignMerge into the client’s production workflow. A DesignMerge expert leads a training session that covers all available features while offering insights and tips for the selected output driver. This training has been designed to create one or two “in-house DesignMerge experts”. The training is based on the DesignMerge tutorials and manuals, with a maximum instruction time of eight hours.*

Price does not include travel and expenses

VDP Job Setup Package

Offered as an add-on to either our Webinar or On-Site Training Packages, the VDP Job Setup Package provides an added measure of confidence for the client’s first application of the DesignMerge software. Following initial training, the client provides Meadows Publishing Solutions with all of the elements for a variable data printing (VDP) job including the QuarkXPress or InDesign document, a cleaned and sorted data file, all associated fonts and images, and a detailed description of the desired results. (These files can be uploaded to the Meadows FTP site.)

Within a minimum of two business days of receiving the required files, Meadows will return the document, linked and processed by DesignMerge, along with the DesignMerge DDF (Database Definition) for the database file and a PDF proof of 25 merged data records. The final merge will be executed by the client.

Additionally, a DesignMerge expert will schedule a second online training session based upon this job. As with all of our training packages, the trainee “drives” the software with the instructor guiding the process. The scope of training is defined by the job, with a maximum online instruction time of two hours.*

Subject to review of materials by Meadows
Can be added to any of the training packages

Consultation Package

For clients who have been previously trained, a DesignMerge expert leads an online training session that reviews common features while offering Q&A, insights and tips according to the client’s interests. The training is based on the DesignMerge tutorials, with a maximum online instruction time of one hour.*

Client must have purchased previous DesignMerge training package.

*For all training packages, actual “delivery” (time and content) may vary to accommodate the knowledge-level, capabilities, and interests of the trainee. Please note that Meadows Publishing Solutions is not responsible for any issues that arise during training related to the client’s data, network, output device, workstations, or software that is not provided by Meadows.


Please contact Meadows Publishing Solutions for additional information. You may contact us by phone at 888-983-6746 (U.S. and Canada) or 847-882-8202, or email us at

Download a .pdf description of our training packages.