Overview

Create and manage Sheet Imposition templates. Choose between Batch or File for the Imposition ScopeFile imposition should be used when you wish to apply the template to the individual components' pre-press processing.  Batch imposition should be used when you want to apply an imposition template to all artworks in a batch before being sent to press. These options will allow different configuration options appropriate to the scope of the imposition. 



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Sheet Imposition


Select File or Batch Sheet Imposition.



Two side tabs appear Details and Designer.



Details


Enter or change the Imposition Name and a more detailed Description of the Imposition.



The Imposition Scope is set to Batch and Type is set to Sheet. If the scope is currently "Not set" this will need to be updated in time in order to access full imposition functionality. 


Designer


1- Sheet


Select Designer > Sheet to create a custom Sheet Imposition.



Slots are found on the left side (see #6) showing the slot size beneath them while Sheet specs are on the right side 
(see #7).



Choose between Millimeters (recommended) and Inches for all the Units in your Sheet. 
Select the dimensions of the printed Sheet (in the selected Units).

Turn on the Fixed Sheet Depth switch to have a fixed number of sheets printed for each batch because the cutter can only cut a certain number of sheets.



Select a Tumble Edge that specifies whether the printing starts from the Top or Left of the next page. If you're setting the tumbling on the DFE on the press, select NoneNOTE: This is for PWP presses only, where page tumbling is used.



Select a Runlist which determines the layout of slots on a sheet. The most common type is 'cut and stack'. 
Enable Runlist Page Numbers to see where pages are placed. This feature is highly beneficial when working with a Duplex imposition.



Set how many Columns x Rows your Sheet will contain.



Enable Duplex (see #8) to print on both sides of the paper and disable it to print on one side (Simplex).

Enable Crop Slots (see #9) to crop the artwork to the dimensions of the slot supplied is larger than the slot. If this is disabled and the artwork is larger than the slot, the artwork may overlap the edge of the slot (slot scaling can be used to reduce the artwork size if the artwork will always be supplied at a particular size).  

Enable Inline Greensheet
 (see #10) to insert the batch sheet into the beginning of the batch file (the first slot), if the batch sheet is to be printed on the same press as the artwork. Disable it and the batch sheet will be a full page.



Alternatively, you can select Auto Generate Sheet to automatically generate a sheet. Then, you don't need to define margins, or slot gaps, ... etc.



Choose a standard Paper Size and the desired Slot Width and HeightClick Generate and the system will create rows and columns that contain the sheet slots automatically.

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2- Gutters and Margins


Select Designer > Gutters and Margins to allow for margins to be set on the left/right or top/bottom of the sheet.



Enter values for Gutters and Margins to adjust the slot size. Please note that the slot size will decrease as the margins and/or gutters increase. You can see the slot size beneath the sheet.


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3- Slot


A slot is one page of the incoming file. This page gets placed in the sheet depending on the selected Runlist.

Select Designer > Slot.



To edit only one Slot, select it and a thin black border shows around it.



Or Select All Slots to select and edit multiple slots at the same time. You can also do this by holding down the SHIFT key.



Select the mark you want to change and then click on the format of mark type you want to use. Corner marks (found on the corners of a slot) show cropping edges while middle positioned fold marks (found between corner marks) show folding lines.



An Offset is used if you want to manually adjust an individual mark to be displayed differently from the bleed adjustment used by all the other marks. This is the distance that is moved away from the artwork. Enter the Length and Colour of the mark. If you select spot next to Colour. Select a solid or dash line for the Style of the mark. Enter X Adjust and Y Adjust to moves where the mark starts - instead of starting at the slot inside the bleed; move the mark "n" amount on the x-axis and y-axis.



A Bleed is where the first trim mark will be positioned, relative to the artwork. Inserting a positive number will create a regular bleed, e.g. on artwork 100mm x100mm, insert 3 and trim marks will be positioned 3mm inside the edge of the artwork. By changing this value to -3, trim marks will be inserted 3mm outside the artwork. 



Click Orientation to set the slot orientation/rotation. Notice the direction of the arrow shows the direction of the slot. Select All Slots to change the of all Slots.



Use the arrows to control where the artwork is placed within the Slot.



Increase or decrease the size of the artwork by percentage in X Scale and Y Scale. This is used if you know that the artwork coming in will always be smaller/larger than the slot. If you set the scale to 90%, this will reduce the artwork by 10% before placing it in the slot. In the below example, the artwork is scaled 100% on the size of the Slot.  



Enable Lock Marks to lock all of the corner marks and apply any change to the top left corner mark to all corner marks. Enable Center Marks to lock all of the middle-positioned fold marks and apply any change to the top center mark to all center marks. Enable Lock Bleed to lock the bleed marks and apply any change to the top bleed to all bleeds. NOTE: Disable any of the following locks to allow individual mark or bleed alteration.



Enable Lock Sides to lock the trim marks of matching Slots on both sides of the Sheet. This only applies if you have enabled Duplex in Designer > Sheet.



Make sure to save your changes when you're done.


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4- Special Marks


Select Designer > Special Marks to create custom marks for your Imposition.



Click the '+' square icon to create a new mark.
Click here to view the Add New Mark window to add a new special mark.



After saving, the added mark is shown under Marks, as shown below.



Hover on a mark and click the 'x icon to remove it.


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5- Files


Select Designer > Files 
 


Files are sorted according to the batch rule settings. 
Use Sort Order to reverse the order if necessary:

First-Last


Job 1 - Copy 1
Job 1 - Copy 2
Job 2 - Copy 1
Job 2 - Copy 2

Last-First


Job 2 - Copy 2
Job 2 - Copy 1
Job 1 - Copy 2
Job 1 - Copy 1



Add blank pages to each artwork file as part of this imposition. The specific number of pages is added first, then the multiple of. For example, a file has 72 pages and 3 pages are to be added at the Beginning of file as well as pages at the End of file.
Step 1: The total number of pages after 3 blank pages are added to the front is 75.
Step 2: The total number of pages after 5 pages are added to the back is 80 (80 is the next multiple of 8).
Resulting file: Pages 1-3 are blank pages, pages 4-75 have original content, and pages 76-80 are blank pages.



Click Save when done.

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