Datamerge export as PDF/VT or other variable print file format (such as VPS)
I use the datamerge function alot to create variable print products such as letters with names and address etc. I also use variable graphivs too. The problem is that when I have an 80,000 run the PDF files and ripping times are getting longer and longer. Ideally I want to be able to export as a PDF/VT file format or a VPS. This will mean that instead of sending the graphics 80,000 times to the RIP of the printer it will instead send the graphic once and the data and graphics are assembled as it prints. There are external plugins to create variable print but they are very expensive. It would be great if the data merge function expanded into the variable print sector more and this function would be a massive help!
Brian Matis commented
Agreed! Have to use an Acrobat Plug-In currently, but it'd be really nice to do entirely in InDesign.
Graphics Department commented
THIS. PLEASE! Support for .ppml export
Bastian S. commented
+1 - we can also only do this with a 3rd party acrobat plug-in...