Reviewed by NCMUG member Maria and Gabi Arguello
From the very first impression, Mail Factory struck me as a very, very cool program. Once I began working with it, I realized that the old adage of "Don't judge a book by its cover" did not apply to this instance, because my first impression was right on. The program is very, very good. I did not have to read a manual to get started right away. I summoned my granddaughter, Gabi, nine, to do the creative part with the design of the labels and envelopes. In less than five minutes, she was designing and enjoying her work. It's that easy, elegant and a very powerful application.
Mail Factory is a bargain for all it does. It is a program to design and print envelopes, shipping labels, and address labels on your Macintosh. You can do single or batch printing fast. It comes with many ready-made designs and with more than 500 clipart images You may also insert your own graphics and custom images such as your own company logo. There is a built-in iPhoto browser that allows you to preview and select photos from your iPhoto library. You may apply more than 50 masks to images, control transparency, tint images with colors, rotate, and crop them.
of the special features allow printing USPS, POSTNET, and Royal Mail
barcodes on labels and envelopes; FIM-A-Code (Facing Identification
Mark) can be printed on envelopes with US addresses; there are over 100
handling label signs to use on envelopes and for handling packages; it
also correctly formats addresses for more than 50 countries according
to postal standards and applies the barcode.
Printing labels could't be easier. Mail Factory supports hundreds of label templates from Avery, Sigel, APLI, A-One, DYMO, Xerox, MACO, Decadry, Pimaco, and others. It is also compatible with a DYMO printer. If you want professional, personalized labels and envelopes either for your company or for your personal use Mail Factory is the application for you.
Clipart is usually a disappointment to me and this batch was no exception; but with Mail Factory you can use your own graphics and photos from iPhoto, so your creativity is the only limit.
Product: Mail Factory