Publishing Software Development Services

Mindfire's Publishing Business Unit focuses on project and product development services for the global publishing, printing and pre-press industries.

Mindfire Solutions has deep expertise in print and publishing software and technologies. We have worked with clients in building software systems for newspapers, magazines, journals, media houses, print service providers, catalog sales, and digital publishers.

Our knowledge of tools and technologies, processes, workflow and industry-specific systems enables faster pickup and better delivery of projects. Mindfire's publishing experience extends across print, online, CD-ROM, and mobile publishing.

We have a strong Mac OS application development and Microsoft Windows development experience, essential for most software solutions in this industry. Mindfire Solutions is an Apple ADC Premier and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Software Engineering Services

  • Custom desktop application development
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) Development
  • Custom website development
  • Custom web application development
  • Client-Server development
  • Web Services based server-Side development
  • Database , Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence system development
  • Ecommerce application development
  • Content Management and/or Archiving System Development
  • Collaborative/Workflow-based Software Development
  • QA testing services

Software Systems or Products

  • Digital Asset Management Systems
  • Brand Asset/Product/Catalog Management Systems
  • Variable Data Publishing (Database-driven Publishing)
  • Editorial/Workflow Systems
  • Custom Adobe/Quark/Macromedia Development
  • Content Management and Syndication
  • Cross-Media Publishing
  • PDF and XML Workflow
  • Advertising Management
  • Circulation Management
  • Business Applications and ERP

Specific skills

  • Adobe:Plug-in, Development expertise for (up to) Creative Suite 5.5 and other products:
  • Quark:Xtension, Development expertise for:
    • QuarkXPress, up to latest version 9.x
    • QuarkXpress Server,
    • QuarkCopyDesk
  • File Formats:
  • Integration:
    • Email, Fax, Wire-feed, Web-site Integration, RSS
  • Platforms:
    • Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Solaris, Palm, Windows Mobile
  • Databases:
  • Protocols:
    • Sockets, SOAP, HTTP(S), XMLRPC, COM, COM+, DCOM, CORBA, OpenSSL,
  • Scripting:


Our people have proven experience working on complex publishing technologies and production systems. Many of our engineers have worked with Adobe and Quark, leaders in print/publishing technologies. We understand issues unique to publishing (fonts? pre-flighting? offline content entry? multi-channel publishing?) through long experience.


  • Adobe Solutions Network
  • Quark Xtensions Program
  • Macromedia Alliance Partner
  • Microsoft Certified Partner
  • Apple Developer Connection


Mindfire offers the highest value at very affordable costs. Be sure to contact us on or call 1-248-686-1424 regarding our services and rates.

Key Points

  • Specific publishing, printing and pre-press knowledge and experience
  • Wide platform coverage
  • Deep experience
  • Key tools and industry partnerships
  • Affordable cost

White Papers

  • Variable-data Publishing

Skill Set

  • Software programming, testing, reporting and database management
  • Editorial, Workflow, Content, Asset, Catalog, Advertising and Classifieds systems
  • Generic IT/MIS systems
  • Cross-platform programming skills
  • Multiple OS, tools, technology skills

Sample Projects

  • Quark6 port of Asset Management System
  • InDesign port of Quark Xtension for Advertising Management
  • Maintenance on Editorial system
  • Reporting system development for Classifieds Advertising system
  • QA/testing on Layout/Editorial system
  • Publishing
  • Quark Xtension

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Awards and Achievements

Red Herringcolor DeloitteFast50 DB ZInnov1   Nascome  DB Stpi

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