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Variable Data Print (VDP) Helps You Achieve True 1:1 Direct Mail

Relevant direct mail has been proven to create lift for all direct marketing campaign objectives: lead generation, lead nurturing, loyalty/retention and direct sales.* Relevance in direct mail can be accomplished by using a technology called Variable Data Print or VDP.

Variable Data Print is made practical with the existence of digital printing technology and the software tools that accompany the digital print technology.  In the past, high quality pieces needed to be produced on traditional offset presses in large quantities in order to make them both economically viable and of a high enough quality and appeal to grab the recipient’s attention.  In the old world, thousands or millions of the same piece were printed and mailed to all customers and prospects with the same broad, branded message.

Digital print and accompanying software technology changed that reality.  Now, one-off pieces can be produced that add the ability to target the message to the individual without sacrificing the quality of traditional offset printing.  Savvy marketers realize that making messages, offers, images and timing relevant to the individual based on demographic or physiographic characteristics will create higher response and ROI.

VDP documents are engineered to include logic. When a database is attached to the document and coupled with the logic, images, offers, messages and more can be swapped out on the fly at the digital press.  The end result is a piece that has the same visual appeal of traditional offset printing while taking advantage of digital’s ability to speak to your customers in an individual, targeted conversation.

If you have never used VDP but want to investigate if it could improve your campaign performance, we can help you start down that path. If you have attempted to use VDP with another print provider and it hasn’t gone so well, our processes and systems can provide you with the comfort and reliability you want.

PrintComm possesses extraordinary expertise in the area of Variable Data Print. Our high competence in data, coupled with software tools and a talented team of programmers and designers, enable us to provide superior value to those who can benefit from this technology.

Here is a list of database services we provide:
Comprehensive mail management services Merge/purge capabilities
National Change of Address (NCOA) service/presort Address standardization
Freight analysis and consolidation Postage optimization
Data entry/capture Lists
Asset management
Effective & Efficient Direct Mail, Print & Integrated Media