Variable data printing with «AccurioPro Variable Data» from Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta has introduced Accurio Pro Variable Data, a new VDP (Variable Data Printing) software for printing and publishing variable data.

Accurio Pro Variable Data is a powerful variable data plug-in for Adobe InDesign®. It enables seamless integration and easy addition of variable elements to any InDesign document to create a variety of unique file and VDP formats, including PDF/VT.

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New specification for Sign & Display
from Ghent Workgroup

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) released an innovative specification to address the Sign & Display segment (aka Large Format Printing (LFP). Given the diversity within this segment, the new specification incorporates the notion of viewing distance and scaling factor. This allows having one specification, but still to address the big differences in printing techniques within typical sign & display jobs.

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from Ghent Workgroup

Second edition of «Do PDF/VT Right»
from Global Graphics

Global Graphics has updated their popular «Do PDF/VT Right™» guide.

The english publication offers a good overview on PDF/VT and tells what is necessary for an efficent use of this standard.

In addition to a general overhaul there is a section on the new ISO 21812 standard that allows workflow controls to be added to PDF files.

The new edition also contains notes on Harlequin-specific hints, to get even more speed out of your DFE if you are a Harlequin user. 


 

Selection of the class of your RIP

In his first article Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, discussed the basics for calculating the required data rate of a RIP, the second article deals with the selection of the class of the Raster Image Processor (RIP):

  • Up to 250 MB/s: a single RIP with multi-threading is sufficent.
  • Up to 1 GB/s: multiple RIPs should be used on a single server.
  • Above 1 GB/s: multiple RIPs distributed over multiple servers are required.

The articles are primarily aimed at manufacturers of output systems (digital printing, CTP). However, it is also interesting for users who wish to learn more about the architecture of RIPs.