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Printgroove VDP Darwin

Professional variable data publishing

Applications Printgroove VDP Darwin

Printgroove VDP Darwin

Freedom and flexibility in one-to-one marketing

Printgroove VDP Darwin stands for personalisation, versioning, customisation and integration. This powerful VDP application integrates seamlessly with Adobe InDesign and is just the tool users in commercial print environments and vertical business fields need to produce sophisticated personalised one-to-one documents.

n Printgroove VDP Darwin facilitates the fast and simple personalisation of any element in a document. Text, graphics, colour, charts, layout, character style, background – even entire pages can be variable. Thanks to efficient plug-in technology, this versatile VDP software integrates seamlessly with Adobe InDesign, enabling users to create professional personalised communications in their familiar application and minimising the learning curve.

n Documents of any length and complexity are easily customised with Printgroove VDP Darwin – there’s no need for scripting or programming. The software includes all features required to design, author and manage personalised documents, facilitating the creation of full-colour VDP masters for personalised print jobs. This makes it a true production tool, capable of working with comprehensive databases and letting users create complex one-to-one marketing campaigns.

n With Printgroove VDP Darwin, creating different document versions for different types of recipients, up to the full customisation of documents, is fast and easy. This includes the quick compilation of new communication tools by integrating transaction information with news and promotions, giving recipients a completely new, unique communication experience.

n Beyond the versatility and flexibility of Printgroove VDP Darwin, the advanced Printgroove VDP Darwin Pro software offers an attractive, enhanced functionality. The personalised-image feature for example takes advantage of Adobe Photoshop to create graphically rich, sophisticated personalised images for high-impact VDP jobs.


Printgroove VDP Darwin Graphic elements (as Plug-in for Adobe InDesign)

Digital output system


Key features

Key benefits

Fast creation of complex VDP jobs Direct connectivity to external databases n Sophisticated graphic design features to adapt to user preferences n Complete DTP spectrum including full support for Adobe InDesign in Mac OS and Windows n Full design freedom for personalised images – no need for scripting or programming n Support for industry-leading VDP output formats, including personalised-image feature* to integrate Printgroove VDP Darwin Pro and Photoshop n Darwin Driven Graphics (DDG)* automates the creation of charts based on database information n Dynamic page exception* to create booklets with variable pages and combine different media n Automatic generation of industry-standard barcodes plus extended barcode functionality* for automatic generation of over 80 barcode types, including all leading mail formats and 2D barcodes


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* Printgroove VDP Darwin Pro key feature

Enhanced efficiency for the production of personalised and fully customised communications n Minimised learning curve thanks to the use of familiar graphics software in combination with the VDP application n Ease of use and convenience with customisation to user preferences n Maximised VDP output capabilities through support of leading VDP formats n Increased productivity and flexibility from extensive automation of creation and production workflows

Technical specifications Minimum System requirements (Windows) Hardware 1.8 GHz. or later processor 500 MB available hard disc space 1 GB RAM Software Adobe InDesign software (it is recommended to install the entire Adobe InDesign CS4/CS5 software package) Supported Microsoft Windows operating systems: Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP 64 bit Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows 7 (both 32 bit and 64 bit)

Minimum System requirements (Mac) Hardware 1 GB RAM (2GB recommended) 2.6 GB available hard disc space for installation 1,024 x 768 display (1,280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit or higher video card DVD-ROM drive Software Adobe InDesign CS4/CS5 software Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), or 10.7 (Lion)

The support and availability of the listed specifications and functionalities varies depending on operating systems, applications, network protocols as well as network and system configurations. Some of the product illustrations contain optional accessories. n Specifications and accessories are based on the information available at the time of printing, and are subject to change without notice. n Konica Minolta does not guarantee that the specifications mentioned will be error free. n Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks, of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. n All other brand and product names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged. n


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