Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic principles of variable data publishing, part of Print Production Essentials: Digital and Variable Data Printing.
…When you hear the term Variable Data Printing, which we refer to as VDP,…that may sound like a big deal, that it's really something complex to implement.…The truth is, you see instances of Variable Data Printing every day.…I know you get these letters, just like I do.…And, even if this isn't something I'm interested…in, it does catch my eye for a moment.…And that's what we want advertising to do, at least get somebody's attention.…So, one of the simplest implementations of what…you can still call Variable Data is Mail Merge.…You may have performed a Mail Merge using something like Microsoft Word.…
Taking a database that carries people's names and addresses.…It's easy to implement and the data can be something as…simple as just a CSV file, a Comma Separated Values file.…And, one of the most common uses for something like this, is inline addressing.…Printing companies don't have people sitting down putting labels on pieces that…they mailed to you or like the magazines that you get every month.…You'll notice that those addresses are ink jetted…
- What constitutes "digital printing"?
- Printing short runs
- Working with digital color and large-format output
- Using InDesign's Data Merge feature to format variable data
- Printing on ceramics, metal, and wood