Automating graphic updates

Subject: Automating graphic updates
From: "David Tinsley" <dtinsley -at- ndigital -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:35:38 -0400

Greetings all,

I have to produce, and keep current, over 100 label files, with the number growing as we add more custom configurations. I currently use Illustrator and proved .eps files for the printer.

Keeping the files up to date is becoming a very labour intensive task and I am investigating to see if there is any way I can automate the process.

The labels contain both text and graphics, the graphics comprising logos and mandated symbols (The labels are for medical devices).

An example change is: We currently use a symbol that comprises a triangle with an exclamation mark in it. That symbol is replaced by the "open-book" symbol. I would like to be able to automate that update over every file.

If anyone has any advice, ideas or experience I would appreciate your thoughts.

Maybe I am dreaming about something that cannot be done, easily and cheaply, but I don't know what I don't know!



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