PTI Marketing Technologies launched version 9.0 of its FusionPro VDP Suite, which, according to the company, provides more functionality for tailoring brochures and newsletters, creating targeted direct mail campaigns and print pieces, and customizing billing transactions with promotional messaging.
The newest version of PTI’s flagship VDP product includes support for both Microsoft Windows 8 and Adobe Acrobat 11, in addition to its earlier support of Acrobat 8, 9 and 10. With Windows 8 support, users may have to be logged in as administrator for some functions, but most operations can be performed with standard user accounts.
FusionPro 9.0 now handles more alpha channel graphics, such as TIFF and PNG graphics. Because of limitations in the output formats, according to PTI, these alpha channels work best in PDF-based output formats, including straight PDF, VDX, and PDF/VT. File formats tested by PTI include CMYK TIFFs with Alpha channel, RGB TIFFs with Alpha, and RGB PNG with Alpha.
The newly added GS1 Stacked barcode rule in FusionPro 9.0 can be accessed via an XML rule template, to simplify rule creation. The new version also adds enhancements to presorted cleansed data zip files for United States-based mailing.
FusionPro 9.0 also includes improvements to auto-detection if fonts are missing. According to PTI, when opening a template that uses fonts not installed or loaded into FusionPro, the user will now be prompted that there are missing fonts. The user will then be given the option to ignore or replace these fonts with others that are loaded onto their computer. (This feature, released in 8.2, has improvements to adjust more quickly and reliably.)
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