MeadCo launches ScriptX 8.0 for the printing and packaging Industry

MeadCo launches ScriptX 8.0 for the printing and packaging Industry

UK company, MeadCo, today launches ScriptX 8.0 to the printing and packaging industry. ScriptX is essential for reliable printing from Internet Explorer – removing unnecessary pop-up dialogue boxes, setting consistent headers and footers, ensuring barcodes are readable and labels are to scale. With Microsoft now only providing technical support and security updates to the most current version of Internet Explorer, MeadCo has moved to provide ScriptX 8.0, designed specifically for use on Microsoft's newest edition, IE 11.


MeadCo foresees that many of its customers in the printing and packaging industry may choose to update to IE 11 on all their client PCs, and wants its own offering to reflect the very latest technology. However, the ‘MeadCo Promise' guarantees continued support for ScriptX to all licensees, even when Microsoft introduces newer versions and updates. This means that MeadCo will continue to provide technical support, bug fixes and security updates to users of ScriptX on earlier versions of IE. Alongside this, MeadCo will continue active development of ScriptX 8.0 for IE11.


The key benefits of the ScriptX product are ensuring consistent formatting and appearance of the printed output of browser-hosted content from any local or networked printer. This is regardless of the printing configurations already set in each individual computer's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. This means that HTML and PDF forms, labels, barcodes and more, – in short, everything vital for the smooth running of any printing or packaging company – can be printed correctly first time, every time, identically, from all devices.


The new aspects in the ScriptX 8.0 release include the main installers being dramatically reduced in size and the introduction of a new ability to control the smallest scale factor.


Jerry Mead, CEO of MeadCo – the creators of ScriptX – explained: "If all end users operate Internet Explorer 11, then ScriptX 8.0 is the best possible option. ScriptX 7.7 should be deployed if end users operate a mix of Internet Explorer 11, alongside previous releases, or if the end users operate Internet Explorer 10 or earlier.


"ScriptX has been available as a browser add-on since 1998 and is currently installed on many millions of Windows machines around the world. Whilst it is great to have proven 100% functionality and security over nearly 20 years, it is also vital that ScriptX continues to be at the very forefront of new technology. This is why we constantly develop and improve the system, creating new releases, while ensuring existing customers will always be supported."



As a transportation management software company, Hazmat Software develops web and mobile enterprise-level hazmat-enabled technologies for hazardous materials management and shipping. Based in Florida, USA, the company serves over 5000 customers of all sizes, including some of fortune 500's largest companies.

Hazmat Software's customers print shipping labels for UPS and FedEx from its website and needed a streamlined way to generate them without a print preview. Hazmat Software tried other print solutions before purchasing a licence for ScriptX, which they have now been happily using for five years.

Luis Zambrana, President, Hazmat Software LLC, explains: "ScriptX eliminates several steps by helping us send the labels directly to the printer. It enables us to control several variables to ensure correct alignment. This is particularly useful for the printing of shipping labels and increases productivity by reducing keystrokes.

"Essentially, ScriptX increases the number of labels printed by reducing the time it takes to print them. Our users save around 50 seconds per label. The average user prints around 75 labels a day, saving just over one hour per day. With the average hazmat-certified shipper salary being $18.00 USD per hour, this equates to average yearly savings per capita of about $4,680.00 USD."

Hazmat Software says ScriptX was very easy to install and that the customer support from MeadCo has been excellent.