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

The fastest performance possible for your variable data print jobs

Harlequin VariData greatly accelerates the printing of variable data jobs that were saved either as PDF/VT or as regular PDF. It is one of the unique features of the Harlequin print engine that gives it amazing power and productivity.

VDP jobs put unique pressures on your digital front end; if every page is different then every page must be rendered ... at engine speed or faster. So it must process variable jobs as efficiently as possible, to ensure that the digital press runs at rated speed without the bill of materials (BoM) for the DFE being disproportionately high in comparison to the cost of the press itself. With Harlequin as the engine driving your press you can be assured you’ll get the fastest performance possible, whether it’s for jobs heavy with live transparency or variable vector graphics and images.

Harlequin VariData comes in two forms, providing maximum benefit from any post-RIP recomposition technology you may have, but also delivering acceleration entirely within the RIP if that's what you need.

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Harlequin VariData intelligently recognizes variable data and static backgrounds in personalized print, direct mail and transpromo jobs enabling them to be greatly accelerated, even if the PDF file was not constructed very efficiently.

At a glance

  • Together with multi-threading, Harlequin Parallel Pages and native 64 bit application is one of the features that makes Harlequin the fastest print engine available
  • Supports an external mode where rasters are managed and merged post-RIP using vendor-supplied technology
  • In an internal mode it provides an easy entry for digital press vendors into VDP optimization by caching and merging all rasters within the RIP itself
  • Provides infrastructure for an OEM to build a PDF/VT compliant solution. Harlequin OEMs have been shipping DFEs supporting PDF/VT since Ipex 2010.
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