VDP Support

COP supports the growth of VDP in these dedicated industry organizations. Additional information about VDP, including upcoming events and seminars, can be found on the websites below.

Print Buyers International

Margie Dana’s 3rd Annual Print Buyers Conference will be held September 10 – 12, 2008 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. September 10th will be a Print Buyer Boot Camp!™ (full day), and September 11 – 12th will feature two full days of Conference and Exhibit Hall activities. Register now.


PODi is an industry initiative with more than 150 members that leads the evolution of the digital printing infrastructure by promoting interoperability through standards. It advances opportunities in digital printing technology through market development activities, including white papers, articles, independent research, and industry speaking engagements.

InfoTrends/CAP Ventures

InfoTrends/CAP Ventures is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. It provides research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses.

InfoTrends study takes a closer look at VDP solutions

“Production Workflow Solutions Product Compendium: Variable Data Design and Production Software” helps print service providers make informed purchase decisions when evaluating variable data design, production, and automated composition applications.

Read an abstract of the compendium (PDF, 131k)

For more information about this and other InfoTrends/CAP Ventures white papers, contact Alison Hipp at 781-616-2100.


CIP4 brings together vendors, consultants, and end users in the print communications and graphic arts industries and associated sectors, covering a variety of equipment, software, peripherals, and processes. Members participate in focused working groups to define future versions of JDF, study user requirements, and design the JDF SDK.

CIP4 and the CIP4 logo are registered trademarks of the CIP4 organization.


Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) located in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, is a member-supported, nonprofit technical and education organization serving the international graphic communications industries. It is the oldest operating organization of its kind in graphic communications. In continuous operation since 1887 and with an office in Alexandria, Virginia, Printing Industries of America, Inc. (PIA) is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with more than 1 million employees and US$156 billion in sales.