New PDF rendering engine
The new PDF rendering engine, rebuilt from the ground up, generates optimized variable data files at scale. These optimized, light-weight PDFs are more efficient to create, transfer and process throughout your entire workflow.
New Barcode engine
The new barcode engine creates vector graphics in real time and updates the preview instantly, delivering the best user experience and highest quality possible. Additionally, new barcode types have been added, like GS1-128, GS1-Datamatrix, PDF417, and Pharmacode 1-bar, all using the industry-standard OCR-B font.
Packaging and other specialty print processes require more complex color definitions. Now you can simply define a mixed color combining CMYK with spot colors like varnish, Pantone, silver, gold and more. You can even make objects made up of multiple spot colors and create advanced underprints and knockouts.
Improved omnichannel support
Graphics destined for digital use, such as social media banners, have unique [and very specific] requirements when compared to their print counterparts. CHILI publisher now supports pixels as a unit of measure and hex color definitions, the standard for digital use graphics.
Print production features
For data-driven templates, it's now possible to step multiple files up on a press sheet to optimize your print run and generate ‘production-ready’ output. If you need to have more control over defining custom file naming conventions, we have you covered there as well.
You requested and we responded
We are always listening to customer requests and constantly driven to deliver the best online editor available. To that end, we've also added the ability to assign variable prefix and suffix styles, set up placeholder ‘hint text’, and of course squashing any pesky bugs we've found along the way.