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Dynamic Content

Dynamic Content Advanced

The Dynamic Content Advanced bundle offers dedicated dynamic content functionality separating content from design allowing for copy management outside of Illustrator. A wide range of objects can be driven with dynamic barcodes, dynamic tables and dynamic information panels.

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Dynamic Content:
the plug-in to XML driven content management

The Esko Dynamic Content plug-in for Adobe® Illustrator® establishes the necessary link between the content generator and the artwork generator and separates content from style & layout.

Generate XML files out of Adobe® Illustrator®! All text within a document can be outsourced and managed from outside Adobe® Illustrator®.

Text can be fed securely into an Adobe® Illustrator® file at any time in the packaging development process. The content provider can now manage the textual content of a single design, or a range of designs while maintaining just a single XML file.

List of features
  • Link multiple xml files
  • Style mapping table to enable XML to control the style of text
  • Link single xml text element to multiple Ai-textboxes
  • Accepts any XML formatted file (IPC structure preferred)
  • Alerts the user when the content has been updated
  • Text overflow warning
  • Functionality to search and filter the linked XML data
  • Edit linked XML file
  • Synchronize to and from XML file
  • Generate XML data file from scratch
Dynamic Content - Text link

Dynamic Tables is a tool for Adobe® Illustrator® to easily create tables

Dynamic Tables contains all table descriptions of the US Nutrition Facts Tables regulated by the FDA.

  • Linear Full
  • Standard Full
  • Standard Reduced
  • Tabular Reduced
  • Tabular Full
  • The correct layout of this table is requested on every packaging containing food in the US.

The user populates the Nutrition values by entering them into Dynamic Tables, which then ensures the correct layout of the table. Always right!

Currently it takes up to 20 minutes for an artwork creator to build a Nutrition Facts table in Adobe® Illustrator® because Illustrator® has no table concept. This needs to be followed by approval cycles to ensure the correctness of content and the compliancy to FDA table layout regulations.

This process is very cost intensive and error prone. About 10% of all Nutrition Facts tables are laid out wrongly and add additional cost to the design process, damage reputation of suppliers and can result in recalls.

Dynamic Barcodes

Generate dynamic barcode with assured printability. This module contains a wide range of industry standard barcodes with advanced features. Never was generating barcodes in Illustrator easier and more professional.

Dynamic Content - Dynamic Barcodes

Dynamic Marks

This plugin helps you generate proofing marks, print marks and registration marks in Illustrator in the most intuitive way.

Upgrade Illustrator® art to a Dynamic Mark and reuse it on all your files. The color and positions of the Dynamic Marks will adapt to the characteristics of the file. Add text marks that display separation, user, file or job information. Add gradation strips, bearer bars and cut marks from a list of Standard Marks. The marks will stay fully editable to fit your production variables. After applying a Dynamic Mark Set on a single file or step and repeat, all marks remain dynamic which means they automatically update to any changes performed on your artwork. Last minute graphic changes are fast, easy and error-proof!

CHILI Publisher plug-in

CHILI Publisher is a powerful online graphical editing tool. Esko has integrated this into WebCenter as an option to offer an online editing solution for all WebCenter customers.

To compliment this solution Esko have created the CHILI Publisher plug-in to assist with online template creation.

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