Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Why digital printing and variable data go hand in hand, part of Print Production Essentials: Digital and Variable Data Printing.
…Variable Data Printing, VDP, and Digital Printing go hand-in-hand.…Let's face it, nobody likes junk mail.…And any advertising that's discarded is not doing its job.…And Digital Printing makes VDP possible because each page is a unique…impression anyway, and that's true for…both digital presses and for inkjet devices.…So, why not change out the content?…The text and graphics can change completely if you want.…Now InDesign's Data Merge is kind of a…simple implementation that can give you an idea of…what's going on in variable data, but, of…course, there are proprietary solutions that enable considerable complexity.…
And one of the beauties of variable data printing, giving you that…opportunity to personalize the results, can…really get you some marketing response.…So let me tell you sort of a fun story.…There was a scooter repair shop that wanted to increase…their business during sort of slack times of the year.…So they implemented a variable data solution.…And they sent out a mailing that was created something like this.…
- 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