updated 12:15 pm EDT, Mon July 20, 2009
Chartbot Barcodes released
XChange UK and ThePowerXChange have released Chartbot Barcodes, a new add-on for InDesign and QuarkXPress. Users can produce 1D, 2D and postal barcodes, without having to apply special barcode fonts. The software specifically works with variable data sources such as InDesign's Data Merge, and can automatically encode, checksum and resize graphics without reformatting a database.
The extension also handles tasks related to printing, such as spot colors, blacks, overprinting and adjustments for printer resolution. PowerXChange is handling American and Canadian sales, offering Mac and Windows versions for $495 apiece. XChange is selling a European edition for approximately £314. The Mac software runs on any machine with Mac OS X and a printer, Acrobat Distiller or PostScript Level 2.