Global Graphics Software
Core technology for digital print

Do PDF/VT right

How to make problem-free PDF

files for variable data printing

2nd Edition

Edited by Global Graphics Software


  • Vendor independent
  • Clear do's and don'ts
  • Explains where PDF/VT fits
  • Practical format for easy reference
  • Actionable recommendations

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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. Actionable recommendations can be applied quickly and easily by graphic designers using their current tools. Other tips will help composition vendors, in the spirit that we should all work together to make VDP jobs fly through digital presses.


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