Mail Markup

Benefit from a folder inserter by adding OMR marks or 2D barcodes to documents

Mail Markup

Folder inserters eliminate an extremely labour intensive part of the mailing process. Despite their advantages it becomes necessary to add Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) marks or 2D data matrix barcodes to multi-sheet mail pieces to ensure the correct quantity is inserted into each envelope.

It is unlikely your existing in-house applications can apply OMR marks or 2D barcodes to mail pieces without modification, and off-the-shelf products such as Microsoft Word do not provide this facility. As such, the benefit of using a folder inserter is likely to be outweighed by the expense and inconvenience of updating or changing your procedures, applications and document templates.

Mail Markup is a Windows application that adds OMR marks and 2D barcodes to mail pieces quickly and conveniently. Two versions are available offering different methods of operation to satisfy any OMR or 2D barcode requirement.

Two versions of Mail Markup are available - Office and Pro. Each provides a different way to apply OMR marks and 2D barcodes to mail pieces.

Mail Markup Office

Mail Markup Office is accessed in the same way as a printer driver, meaning any document associated with a Windows application that can print can have OMR marks or a 2D barcode applied to the mail pieces it contains...

Mail Markup Office process diagram

  1. Click the print button or menu option in the application used to create a document.
  2. Select the Mail Markup printer driver in the application's print dialog.
  3. Configure mail piece detection and OMR or 2D barcode settings. Alternatively, select an existing configuration then preview the results in the interface.
  4. Use any printer driver installed in Windows to output your document that now contains OMR marks or a 2D barcode.

Mail Markup Pro

Mail Markup Pro is a Windows service that automatically adds OMR marks or a 2D barcode to mail pieces contained in PDF documents...

Mail Markup Pro process diagram

  • Use the simple and intuitive interface to create and configure a Task - which is a combination of input folder, digital insert, mail piece detection, OMR or 2D barcode and output settings.
  • Use Windows Explorer or any other file management application to copy then paste PDF documents containing mail pieces into the input folder. Alternatively, PDF documents can be directly saved in the input folder by your own applications.
  • When the Mail Markup Pro service detects a PDF document, it automatically detects the mail pieces it contains, adds a digital insert to each one (if configured to do so) then applies OMR marks or a 2D barcode to applicable pages.
  • The PDF document is then printed or written to file.
Integrating with your Own Applications

A command line is provided to enable your own applications to seamlessly benefit from the functionality of Mail Markup Pro...

Mail Markup Pro Command process diagram

  • The Mail Markup Pro command line executable is called by your application. Appended to the call is the file name of an XML file containing digital insert, mail piece detection, OMR or 2D barcode and output instructions, together with the path and filename of a PDF document.
  • The Mail Markup Pro service detects the mail pieces contained in the PDF document, adds a digital insert to each one (if configured to do so) then applies OMR marks or a 2D barcode to applicable pages.
  • The PDF document is then printed or written to file.
  • Accessible like a printer driver so it can be used with any document associated with a Windows application that can print (Mail Markup Office).
  • Continuously monitored input folders mean mail pieces can have OMR marks or 2D barcodes automatically applied with minimal or no user intervention (Mail Markup Pro).
  • Input folders can be shared so any number of network-connected users or software processes can benefit from the functionality of Mail Markup Pro.
  • Select from a wide range OMR configurations or specify your own for use with any folder inserter.
  • Integrated OMR and 2D barcode safety and parity checks ensure the correct quantity of sheets are always collated and inserted – perfect for sensitive and private documents.
  • Identify and apply OMR marks and 2D barcodes to any quantity of mail pieces contained in a single document.
  • Option to identify mail pieces contained in a document by number of pages or by a keyword means almost any document composition can have OMR marks or a 2D barcode correctly applied.
  • Extremely fast document processing means mail pieces are ready to print almost instantly. 4K+ mail pieces per minute (Mail Markup Pro).
  • Minimise print times by combining individual mail pieces into a single PDF document (Mail Markup Pro).
  • Preview facility allows you to see exactly how mail pieces have been identified and where OMR marks or a 2D barcode will be applied prior to printing.
  • An option to select digital inserts means mail pieces can have additional documents appended even when the folder inserter does not contain a supplement feeder (Mail Markup Pro).
  • Option to select supplement feeders (if available to the folder inserter) enables additional pre-printed documents to be included with each mail piece.
  • Output processed mail pieces to any printer for immediate use, or output to file for printing at any other time or location.
  • Scheduling facility means mail pieces can be processed and printed at the most convenient time (Mail Markup Pro).
  • Archive facility means processed mail pieces can be accessed at any time and if necessary printed again (Mail Markup Pro).
  • Command line enables your own applications to seamlessly benefit from the functionality of Mail Markup Pro.

System requirements for Mail Markup can be found in the Help...

Products

Office
£999.00
  • £1198.80 inc. VAT
  • Version 2.05
  • Add OMR marksYes
  • Add 2D barcodes Yes
  • Automated OMR and 2D Barcode application No
  • Scheduling No
  • Multiple document support No
  • Digital Inserts No
  • Output to PDF Yes
  • Combine mail No
  • Archive mail No
  • Reporting No
  • Command line No
  • Supported document formats Any
  • Supported folder inserters Any
  • Support level Standard
Pro
£2,499.00
  • £2998.80 inc. VAT
  • Version 2.5.2.3
  • Add OMR marksYes
  • Add 2D barcodes Yes
  • Automated OMR and 2D Barcode application Yes
  • Scheduling Yes
  • Multiple document support Yes
  • Digital Inserts Yes
  • Output to PDF Yes
  • Combine mail Yes
  • Archive mail Yes
  • Reporting Yes
  • Command line Yes
  • Supported document formats PDF
  • Supported folder inserters Any
  • Support level Premium

Do More

Buy an Annual Licence

Continue benefitting from OMR marks and 2D barcodes and renew your Mail Markup Pro annual licence.

Buy Premium Support

Get extra peace of mind for Mail Markup Office and upgrade from Standard Support.

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All you need to know to get Mail Markup working for you.

Latest News

Mail Markup Pro Launched

Funasset have launched Mail Markup Pro, an enterprise application that automatically applies OMR marks to PDF documents so the mail pieces they contain can be prepared by folder inserter equipment.

Mail Markup Office Launched

Funasset have launched Mail Markup Office, a software solution that applies OMR marks to mail pieces that will be prepared for posting by folder inserter equipment.

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