I'm creating a card game, and have 220 cards to design and export as CMYK PDFs for offset printing. Each card will have the same design but different text. I've saved the text for each card in Excel. I want an easy way to transfer that data onto the cards, without having to enter data for each card individually.
From what I've found on here, it seems like Adobe Illustrator and InDesign have these capabilities. Are these the best tools for me to achieve what I need? Which is best? Could I even use a MS product such as Publisher and use mailmerge to achieve similar high quality, offset-print worthy results? So far I've only used Inkscape for my designs. Is it as easy as importing my Inkscape design into another tool, importing data and setting up variable fields, and clicking go?
Any pointers would be appreciated.