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PPML is the industry's first open, interoperable, device-independent standard that enables the widespread use of personalized print applications in high volumes. This XML-based print language enables personalized print to be more flexible, easier to use and more affordable to produce. It supports a full range of on-demand printing ranging from the office environment to high-speed production environments. First introduced in 2000, and now in its 4th generation, PPML is supported by dozens of companies across different market segments.

"New PPML applications are being announced every few months," observes Rab Govil, president of PODi. "PPML is the fastest and most versatile language of its kind, substantially changing the value proposition for digital print. It’s ideally suited for direct mail and fulfillment applications in the graphic arts, and is today the most widely adopted variable data language."

PODi's standards development group wrote the PPML specification. The team consists of twenty-four leading technical and marketing figures from the digital print industry. Rapid development has continued to increase capabilities, and enhance interoperability across the digital print spectrum.