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VDP Starter Kit from Prepress Training Solution

(December 2008) posted on Tue Dec 09, 2008

Tools help beginners manage clients' variable data.

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Many print shops struggle with the task of preparing data for variable data printing (VDP). To help, Prepress Training Solution has released its VDP Starter Kit, which includes training on converting Microsoft Word labels into Microsoft Excel, data sorting to identify duplicate records, and a reusable Excel macro to remove empty rows in a spreadsheet.

'The VDP Starter Kit was created in response to many customer requests for assistance with incoming client data for various VDP projects,' says Debbie Goodman, president of Prepress Training Solution. 'Hiring database management experts can be costly. We've developed an affordable training solution that will teach existing staff members to work with and prepare incoming client-supplied data.'

Price: $25. The kit can be accessed online 24/7 for a full year and is available from any computer with an Internet connection. Custom course development for specific prepress workflows and proprietary software is also available.