FusionPro Newsletter Q2 2022
Catalog of Expression Designs Now Available Free
MarcomCentral® now offers its entire collection of FusionPro Expression® design templates at no charge. You can now freely download any design to use in your FusionPro® VDP job or directly in the FusionPro Expression product.
To view and download the designs, navigate to https://fusionpro.com/expression/ and click on the “Get Free Templates” button.
Choose from a wide assortment of designs for every occasion: birthday cakes, fireworks, sports themes, and even esoteric avant-garde designs. Whatever you are highlighting, you’ll find an intriguing layout to match, and the power to personalize it to your audience.
FusionPro Expression is included as part of the FusionPro VDP Creator subscription package. You can integrate Expression templates directly into FusionPro VDP jobs, and FusionPro will invoke Expression to merge the personalized image directly into your FP output. Or you can invoke Expression directly and generate loose JPG output images for use on a website or email campaign. (Both FusionPro VDP and FusionPro Expression are available on Mac and Window platforms.)
With FusionPro Expression, you also get the design tool to import your own background image and apply personalization styles that simulate etching or painting or following the path of letters with jellybeans. You can also load one of the free designs and tweak it to your custom needs, replacing the background and reusing the custom letters in other designs. Or just use the designs with no modifications at all. Whatever workflow suits your environment.
(This example uses a grid control to replicate the folds of the player’s jersey.)
FusionPro Expression Integrates Into FusionPro VDP – Automatically
FusionPro Expression Creator is included with the FusionPro VDP Creator subscription. If they are both installed on the same computer, any FusionPro job can have an Expression template added to it and FusionPro will invoke Expression automatically to merge the personalized output into the job.
Integration with FusionPro Producer and FusionPro Server
Templates submitted to FusionPro Producer or Server can make use of Expression as well as long as FusionPro VDP has a compatible equivalent version of Expression. To use VDP Producer with Expression, you’ll have to obtain a Producer level license of Expression. Likewise, with FusionPro Server, you’ll need a server version of Expression. With the proper setup, all templates that include an Expression design can be submitted for composition, completely integrated with no manual intervention.
Automate Image Creation with Expression Server
FusionPro Expression comes with a server option to generate personalized images suitable for a website or email campaign. Connect a website such as using IIS to the Expression server and serve up dynamic highly personalized output right on your website with very little integration work.
Free Custom Calendar Example
To demonstrate the power of FusionPro Expression merged with FusionPro VDP Creator, we have created a new custom calendar sample which incorporates birthdays and custom holidays and uses 13 templates from our newly free catalog: