Innovative Sheet- and Roll-Layout and VDP for digital presses

Stepz is a new interactive software package based on the award-winning technology of PACKZ. It allows the preparation and execution of Step-and-Repeat and VDP tasks for digital printing of labels and folding cartons.

The continuous growth of e-commerce and personalized label and packaging designs fuels the overall demand for digital variable data printing.

Stepz offers a complete solution for label and packaging converters to augment designs with variable text, numbers, and barcodes, integrated with VDP execution linked directly to the step & repeat layout. Stepz combines the static and variable design elements in native PDF layouts and outputs any quantity at lightning fast speed to any digital press.


  • For all requirements
  • Single application for one-up editing and
    Step and Repeat
  • Live Objects and variables for dynamic marks
    and ink eaters
  • Templates
  • Export die cut for toolmarking


for labels and flexible packaging

  • Rectangular and irregular shaped designs
  • Plate and cylinder library
  • Block and staggered repetition
  • Seamless repetition for continuous printing


for credit- and playing cards

  • Sequential or CSV driven imposition


for folding carton

  • Support for CF2
  • Trim path definer and exact positioning on die cut
  • Station numbering
  • Turn and tumble for front and backside repetition
  • Bleed calculation with common knife detection and resolving
  • CIP3 Ink profile output
08 Stepandrepeat Big
Stepz Step And Repeat
08 SR Tabular
08 SR Tabular Seamless
08 SR Nested Common Lines


  • Moves VDP where it belongs: from
    press room to prepress
  • All-in-one solution for prepress and VDP
    – based on PDF
  • Consistent process for any digital press
  • Optimized PDF creation for on-the-fly
    printing at full speed
  • Optional CLOUDFLOW module for
    automated industrial production
Intertech Award Stern
Stepz VDP Label & Pack
Screen Vdp
Screen Vdp
Screen Vdp


Mac OS X PACKZ version
10.9.x 3.1, 3.2, 4.0
10.10.x 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0
10.11.x 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0
10.12.x 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 5.1
10.13.x 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 5.1
10.14.x 5.0, 5.1
Windows PACKZ version
7  32-bit
7  64-bit (Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate) 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0
8  32-bit
8  64-bit (Pro, Enterprise) 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0
8.1  32-bit
8.1  64-bit (Pro, Enterprise) 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0
10  32-bit
10  64-bit (Pro, Enterprise, Education, Home) 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0

Mac OS X
The minimum hardware requirements are:
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB RAM

The recommended hardware requirements are:
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB RAM

Note: For workstations with a 27” RETINA display, PACKZ does NOT support the Intel core i5 processor.

The minimum hardware requirements are:
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB RAM

The recommended hardware requirements are:
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB RAM

– Windows on VM Ware is not supported unless you are using a Client-Server based licensing! In this case the Client can be installed on VM Ware.
– In order to install PACKZ, your Windows system must have all updates installed.

PACKZVIEW is a free, downloadable app to preview and inspect production PDF files based
on the powerful PACKZ technology.

> Register for PACKZVIEW


HYBRID Software’s Support & Solutions team covers the whole lifecycle of your software solution – from specification over implementation and utilization up to optimization.

We take care of your questions, issues and emergencies in our central tracking system, which creates transparency for you and us. And we make sure your ideas will be respected in future developments.

You can send us an email or call our hotline during working hours.

Support DACH/CEE/ME:
Hotline: +49 761 70 776 713

Support US:
Hotline: +1-215-550-6243

The support Northern Europe/ROW:
Hotline: +32 9 329 57 53

More regional support organisations are available, please ask your local HYBRID contact for the details.