HP SmartStream Designer

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HP SmartStream Designer enables the creation of sophisticated high value pages through a simple, affordable variable data tool optimized for HP Indigo presses. 

Sophisticated personalization 
• Create unique, sophisticated high-value pages optimized for Indigo presses. 
• Rules-based variable data applications 
• Support for unique text effects such as drop shadows, glow, and more 
• Support for HP Indichrome, spot colors and new special effects including textured effects, raised print and sandwich printing 
• Advanced image enhancement on all variable images 
• Integration with third-party solutions including maps, barcodes, personalized URLs and more to add incremental value to the application 

Based on industry standard tools 
• VDP plug-in for the world’s leading design tools including Adobe® InDesign® 
• No need to learn proprietary design environment 
• Leverage existing assets to create personalized versions 
• Leverage full design capabilities of Adobe 

Connect to third-party solutions 
• Personalized images: DirectSmile and Adobe Photoshop; 
• Personalized URLs: MindFire; 
• Barcodes, 1D and 2D: TEC-IT Barcode Studio and ID Automation; 
• Dynamic charts and graphs: Adobe Illustrator, Chartz, and UtilityWarrior Chart Creator 
• Personalized maps: LOCR 

Imposition for VDP 
• Built-in imposition schemes provide optimal layout for variable data applications. The tool enables selection of specific records for printing and the printing order. New drag and drop imposition gives easy usability. 

For more information visit www.hp.com/go/SmartStreamDesigner

Configurators

HP SmartStream Designer Ganging

Available for Adobe InDesign CS5 and above (Mac and PC), Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CS5 and above, with HP SmartStream Designer Plug-in version 5.5.1 and above. For Adobe CS6 and below, ExtendScript Toolkit is installed automatically. For Adobe CC, ExtendScript Toolkit must be installed manually for the configurator to function properly.

This configurator creates imposed PDF files to be sent to HP Indigo DFE/press according to the parameters defined in it. Input folder accepts folders which include multiple PD files. For proper results, make sure that the files match the dimensions defined in the imposition template and that all files have the same number of pages. Output files are routed according to their status (Success, Error and Warning). The configurator requires Adobe InDesign + SmartStream Designer + Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit in order to function properly.

HP SmartStream Designer Imposition

Available for Adobe InDesign CS5 and above (Mac and PC), Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CS5 and above, with HP SmartStream Designer Plug-in version 5.5.1 and above. For Adobe CS6 and below, ExtendScript Toolkit is installed automatically. For Adobe CC, ExtendScript Toolkit must be installed manually for the configurator to function properly.

This configurator creates imposed PDF files to be sent to HP Indigo DFE/press according to the parameters defined in it. Input folder accepts non-imposed PDF files. Output files are routed according to their status (Success, Error and Warning). The configurator requires Adobe InDesign + SmartStream Designer + Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit in order to function properly.

HP SmartStream Designer VDP

Available for Adobe InDesign CS5 and above (Mac and PC), Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CS5 and above, with HP SmartStream Designer Plug-in version 5.5.1 and above. For Adobe CS6 and below, ExtendScript Toolkit is installed automatically. For Adobe CC , ExtendScript Toolkit must be installed manually for the configurator to function properly.

This configurator creates output files to be sent to HP Indigo DFE/Press according to the parameters defined in it. Input folder accepts DB files (TXT or CSV). Output files (PDF, JLYT or PPML) are routed according to their status (Success, Error and Warning). The configurator requires Adobe InDesign + SmartStream Designer + Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit in order to function properly.

Example flows

HP SmartStream Designer - end to end VDP and Imposition

In this flow, files are first sorted by file type and then activate the relevant HP SmartStream configurator. If the files are database files (CSV or TXT), the HP SmartStream Designer VDP configurator receives the database file, connects it to a pre-defined template and creates an output file. If the files are PDF files, Switch sorts the files by their page width and height, and then the HP SmartStream Designer Imposition configurator automatically imposes them using matching imposition templates and outputs imposed PDF files Optionally, the flow can then use the HP Digital Front End JDF Control configurator to create a job ticket which is then sent to the HP DFE.

HP SmartStream Designer Imposition - multiple imposition templates

This flow illustrates how the HP SmartStream Designer Imposition configurator receives non-imposed PDF files (sorted by Switch conditions), automatically imposes them using matching imposition templates and outputs imposed PDF files

HP SmartStream Designer VDP - multiple output formats

This flow illustrates how the HP SmartStream Designer VDP configurator receives a database file, connects it to a pre-defined template and outputs two separate jobs. In this case a JLT Rich job is created for production, and a separate non-imposed PDF is created for proofing.