The software behind perfect printed and digital communication
Perfect printed and digital communication

Do PDF/VT right

How to make problem-free PDF files for variable data printing
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About the guide

This concise guide provides objective information and advice to anyone with a stake in VDP: graphic designers, print buyers, production managers, press operators, owners of PSPs, and digital press DFE developers. Completely vendor-independent it is sponsored by DirectSmile, Global Inkjet Systems, HP Indigo, HP Inkjet High-Speed Production Solutions and Screen, and endorsed by PODi and Xplor.


About the editor

Martin Bailey is Global Graphics' Chief Technology Officer. He's currently the primary UK expert to the ISO committees maintaining and developing PDF and PDF/VT.

Contents include:
  • Why does optimization of VDP jobs matter?
  • Why PDF for VDP?
  • Where does PDF/VT fit in?
  • Variation in composition workflows
  • High level view of VDP optimizations in DFEs
  • Making efficient PDF files: PDF/VT, images, transparency, vector graphics, VDP layouts & recommendations for software vendors
With thanks to our sponsors