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DeskPack Dynamic VDP

Dynamic Variable Data Printing Plugin for Adobe® Illustrator®
An easy way to handle Variable Data Printing (VDP) jobs on a digital printing press.

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How to Set Up Dynamic Variable Data Printing

Create the VDP master file (“template”) with static and variable objects using a step-by-step interface to define placeholder fields for text, barcodes, or images. Then, expand the master file into variable instances by adding a database of variable data. This expansion can be done directly in Adobe® Illustrator® or by sending the job to a compatible Digital Press Front-End (DFE) or Esko Automation Engine.

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Main features of Dynamic VDP

Variable Text, Barcodes, and Images

Define variable text, barcode and image fields directly in Adobe® Illustrator® using a step-by-step user interface.

Variable Fields

Fill variable fields with items from the database, or from automatically generated “counter” sequences.

Data Compatibility

Preflight your job directly in Adobe® Illustrator® to check compatibility with the database, fit of data in text fields, and more.

Variable Instances

Expand your job directly in Adobe® Illustrator® to create the variable instances to be printed. Send the resulting PDF/VT to any PDF compatible RIP, workflow system or digital press*

Compatible Formats 

Compatible with variable databases in CSV format that can be created by Microsoft® Excel® and a wide range of other popular data management applications.

Variable Objects

Explore the many options for formatting, positioning and coloring variable objects using fields from the database.

Digital press Front-End (DFE)

Send your job to a “Powered by Esko” Digital press Front-End (DFE) for automatic expansion and printing in a workflow.

Esko Automation Engine

Send your job to an Esko Automation Engine for automatic expansion and layout (Step and Repeat) processing. Send the resulting PDF/VT to any PDF compatible RIP, workflow system or digital press.

*The number of records that can be expanded at one time in Illustrator® may be limited due to memory restrictions of Illustrator®.

Get Started with Dynamic VDP

Looking for an easy way to handle Variable Data Printing (VDP) jobs on a digital printing press?

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