Lytrod Software Proform Designer is a user-friendly variable data layout and form design tool. Sophisticated one-to-one marketing pieces and transactional/promotional statements can be easily created from either mainframe, XML, or database delimited data. The Microsoft Windows GUI interface includes wizards and drop-down menus for easy drag-and-drop data placement. A simple personalized letter or the most complex rule-based job is created without user scripting. Specialized OMR drawing tools with data-driven pre-slugging create a more efficient scannable document.
Specialty Imaging prevents document fraud by making documents harder to duplicate or digitally edit. Specialty imaging effects include: Glossmark® Text, Correlation Text, FluorescentMark Text, MicroText, and Infrared Text (additional font purchase is required for Specialty Imaging Text features).
Lytrod Software enables the ability to create variable QR Codes from transactional data streams including LCDS, delimited and XML and integrate them into personalized applications including statement printing. Variable QR Codes are created in Lytrod’s Variable Design Suite by creating customized web site addresses from information in the data and applying the QR Code transform.
User defined variables
Creation of counters, field “change” comparisons, concatenated fields, variable formatting, extractions, transforms, and calculations.
Variable font formatting
Data-driven text can be formatted with kerning and Pantone, CMYK, or RGB color palettes.
Data-driven Business Graphics
Pie, Line, and Bar (stacked) charts are easily created using a user friendly wizard.
Form elements created using Proform Designer’s drawing tools (lines, boxes, circles, paths) can be relatively positioned based upon the data. Images can also have relative placement.
CMYK and RGB image files
Proform Designer allows the import of industry standard image formats such as PDF, EPS, TIFF, and JPEG; along with legacy image formats. Proform Designer converts images from one type of supported print environment to another, such as LCDS to PostScript.
Background image files
Multiple background files can be defined. Background images can be defined statically or variably through conditional logic.
Conditional Text & Images
Conditional logic support for images and text defines print images and text through data-driven rules.
Multi-up Imposition and z-sort
Supports multi-up duplex functionality frequently required for applications such as personalized postcards. Z-sort function allows stack sizing to maintain postal sorting order in cut sheet operations. Custom multi-up positioning supports Dutch Cut imposition.
Page level logic
Sophisticated page processing. Sets of pages or designs can be grouped in Job Sets for data-driven conditional/rule-based printing. Media tray calls and subset finishing features can also be conditionally based.
VIPP project folders and containers
Lytrod Designers automatically transfer required VIPP job resources to the proper directories on a networked printer’s hard drive. This is a real time saver. VIPP has added support for Projects and Containers, making resource and job management even easier and more automated. Lytrod’s Designers also support these new features.
PDF archiving, web viewing, and automated email submission
Support of Adobe bookmarks allows the tagging of variable information to enable the Xerox FreeFlow VI PDF Originator to spilt jobs and build customized index files for use on the Web and in viewing applications. PDF Interactive features support embedded URLs, file links and pop-up notes. Proform Designer’s integrated email client assists a fully automated email submission of variable PDF document attachments.
Proform Designer fully supports the unique VIPP “Just Send the Data” workflow. Document design is done at the PC or Mac. Resources (font, forms, data templates, images) can be automatically transferred to networked print devices. When it’s time to print, just the raw data is sent from the data source to a Xerox VIPP enabled engine. Since the data templates can be used on any VIPP/PostScript engine, with the Xerox FreeFlow VI PDF Originator the SAME efficient workflow can be used to mass-produce PFD documents. Print and viewable documents can be simultaneously created.