Accelerate variable print productivity

Six years ago Global Graphics published the brochure Do PDF/VT Right. Last year a second edition was published.

Now the follow-up publication Full Speed Ahead was introduced.

Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press is a concise guide published today that provides objective information and advice to anyone with a stake in VDP: graphic designers, print buyers, production managers, press operators, owners of PSPs, and developers of digital presses and composition tools.

The free guide is edited by Martin Bailey, chief technology officer for Global Graphics and the primary UK expert to the ISO committees that maintain and develop PDF and PDF/VT.

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Exchange color space eciCMYK v2
with improved gray axis

The European Color Initiative (ECI) has revised its CMYK exchange color space. The new version eciCMYK v2 offers an improved gray axis and thus expands the application possibilities of the CMYK exchange color space compared to the previous version. The new profile can be downloaded free of charge from the (german) ECI homepage.

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with improved gray axis

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