Variable Data Printing (FS400 and later)

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Typical VDP job components

A typical VDP job uses content, a database, business rules, layout, VDP application, and a printer.

These major components involve the following:

Variable data component Description
Content Includes the text, images, or photographs placed in different areas of your document. You can create static or variable content using a variety of applications, such as Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word.
Database Contains both static and variable content elements for use in variable data document records.
Business rules Specify which variable content to use and where to place it within your document.
Layout Includes the arrangement of both static and variable design elements such as text, images, and other objects on a page.
VDP applications Combine static elements and variable information and prepare the document for printing.
Printer Turns digital files into printed documents. This can be any digital printer that supports VDP.
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