VDP Creator (VDP, Variable Data Printing) is a low-cost and extremely easy to use software solution for Variable Data Printing that is ideal for print service providers in large and wide format printing (LFP).
With VDP Creator (VDP, Variable Data Printing) ColorGATE offers for just 99,- €* per license for 5000 prints (VDP Creator Starter Kit) a very inexpensive and extremely easy to use software solution for Variable Data Printing via digital printing systems, ideally suited for print service providers in large and wide format printing (LFP) with small and medium sized print runs. When 5000 credits are spent, users can order online via internet at any time further credits, choosing between VDP Creator 10,000 credits vouchers or VDP Creator 25,000 credits voucher.
Applying the functional-rich stand-alone design software users can create professional individualized artworks of static and variable elements (e.g. of a database) in minutes via the clear structured and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) without requiring any in-depth graphic design or graphic software skills. Through a variety of professional functions even complex data structures and layouts can be simply merged by drag and drop, e.g. text, images, graphics (also transparencies and overlays are possible), barcodes, QR codes, etc. A multiple user support allows different users to work with one software license, while one user has the right to print.
Current In-RIP and stand-alone solutions for VDP available in the LFP market usually possess only limited basic functions or are very expensive. External solutions are mostly just available as plug-in for graphic design software (Indesign/ Acrobat). Users need to acquire an extensive knowledge in handling these tools and especially variable content. Thus VDP Creator from ColorGATE is unique in this form and covers the entire prepress process.
VDP Creator makes assembly of templates/ layouts as well as static and dynamic elements to an individualized artwork quick and easy. After starting the software the graphical design surface will open. Now a static layout-file can be imported, which was previously created in another program. At this point, the user can also directly create a layout, without using an external graphics program. Via drag and drop any items (text, images, and graphics) can be easily pulled and arranged onto the design surface.
Then, dynamic content from a database can be imported and inserted anywhere into the layout as desired. Therefore at first a frame is drawn. Afterwards the user can select a database and place the database fields via drag-and-drop within the frame. Within the framework, the content can be edited, including overlays and transparency effects. Once the document is completed, it can be printed on any printer.
Applying the virtual printer driver of ColorGATE, even printer-specific formats of a printer can be imported as templates into VDP Creator.
Advantages of using VDP Creator
VDP Creator harmonizes perfectly with the different ColorGATE RIP software solutions. Combining VDP Creator and ColorGATE RIP software ensures at any time for any printed product that is produced:
*Note: All the price information provided here reflects the manufacturer's recommended prices and not a special offer individually customized to meet your specific needs. All prices indicated are net prices for commercial/business customers only. Please add all applicable statutory sales tax (VAT) to these prices.