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ISO 16612

The ISO 16612 family of standards defines PDF/VT for supporting variable data and high-volume transactional printing. PDF/VT builds on top of PDF/X.

ISO 16612-2 PDF/VT-1, PDF/VT-2 (PDF 1.6)

Using PDF/X-4 and PDF/X-5 (PDF/VT-1 and PDF/VT-2) 

This standard defines the PDF/VT document format and methods to enable reliable document exchange for variable data and transactional (VT) printing. It uses the PDF 1.6, as restricted by PDF/X-4 and PDF/X-5, for the representation of such documents. It allows the specification of document structure and layout, content data, and interaction of graphical objects in a graphics model that supports transparency and both device-dependent and device-independent colour spaces. All elements either are included or provision is made for unique identification of externally supplied graphical content or ICC profiles.

PDF/VT is designed to enable variable data and transactional printing in a variety of environments from desktop printers to digital production presses. This includes hybrid workflows involving both conventional and digital printing.

ISO 16612-3 PDF/VT-3 (PDF 2.0)

Using PDF/X-6 (PDF/VT-3)

ISO 16612-3 defines PDF/VT-3 supporting PDF 2.0, as restricted by PDF/X-6.

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Technical questions about ISO 16612 are most effectively addressed in the PDF Association’s official pdf-issues GitHub repo.

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Buy PDF/VT-3 from ISO

The ISO 16612 family of standards defines PDF/VT for supporting variable data and high-volume transactional printing. PDF/VT builds on top of PDF/X.

PDF/VT icon

Community: PDF/VT TWG

ISO Group Responsible: ISO TC130 WG2

ISO Status: status of all PDF-related ISO work

Errata: PDF/VT-3 (ISO 16612-3)

Publications: PDF/VT Application Notes, PDF/VT Flyer, PDF/VT for personalized print flyer

Test suites: CalPoly PDF/VT-1


PDF/VT PDF/X

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