Developed by the PDF/VT Competence Center, these application notes demonstrate the various design features of the PDF/VT file format and are designed to aid implementers of PDF/VT workflow tools.
In 2010 InfoTrends End-User Workflow Survey asked this question:
Please select the top two optimized print output formats used for variable data job production.
The results clearly showed Optimized PDF at the top of the list. In the context of this survey optimized PDF simply means any PDF file that was specifically created for Variable Data Printing (VDP).
The primary goals of the PDF/VT Application Notes include:
PDF/VT Application Notes supplements ISO 16612-2:2010 Graphic technology Variable data exchange Part 2: Using PDF/X-4 and PDF/X-5 (PDF/ VT-1 and PDF/VT-2). It is assumed that a reader of this application note is familiar with the PDF/VT standard, as well as the PDF and PDF/X data formats.