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:Apogee Borders Advanced Tutorial

About this advanced tutorial

A Border is extra information that you can add to film or plate. This extra information can contain the order number, the print date or time, slug lines, separation names, registration marks, crop marks, etc.
A border can contain either of the two following mark types:

  • Text mark: Text marks are defined with variables. You can also choose a font type and point size for the variable.
  • File mark: A file mark can be a special registration mark in the form of an EPS file or a PDF document.
In this Advanced Tutorial you will learn what borders are and how you can use them in your workflow. You will see where to define borders within Agfa :APOGEE Prepress and you will place a border on a plate. You will also learn how to use slug lines. Most of the procedures can also be used when imaging on film.

The first lesson of this tutorial is fully available in the sample file.

4 pages preview

Tutorial Objectives

This Advanced Tutorial is divided into a series of 7 lessons (32 pages). In these lessons, you will learn how to:

  • Place a border, containing a file mark, on a sheet/page.
  • Import a file mark for the TIFF Platesetter.
  • Create a new border and assign a file mark and a text mark respectively.
  • Create a Hot Ticket and configure a Platesetter to use the border that you created.
    You will then process a document and check the position of the border in the job results.
  • Load media for your platesetter and set the output sizes and punch calibration.
  • Create a Hot Ticket and configure a platesetter to use the border you created.
    You will then process a document and check the position of the border in the job results.
  • How to use slug lines in your :APOGEE Prepress workflow.

Who Should Follow this Tutorial

This tutorial has been prepared for Administrators and Operators who want to learn about borders in Apogee Prepress by performing step-by-step procedures.


You will need approximately 4 hours to complete the lessons in this Advanced Tutorial.

  • Advanced Tutorial Objectives
  • Before You Begin
  • Contact Us
  • About Borders
  • Lesson 1: Downloading a File Mark - Fully included in the sample file
  • Lesson 2: Creating a New Border
  • Lesson 3: Using Borders in a Hot Ticket
  • Lesson 4: Editing Mark Settings in a Border
  • Lesson 5: Loading Media and Punch Calibration
  • Lesson 6: Using Borders in a Job Ticket
  • Lesson 7: Working with Slug Lines


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