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Split for Proof Advanced Tutorial

About this advanced tutorial

This Advanced Tutorial explains how to set up jobs with a Main flow and a Split for Proof flow.

The Split for Proof flow allows you to make a 1-up or 2-up version of an imposition job. All imposition parameters such as offsets, clip boxes, shingling, rotations, marks, etc. that are applied in the main imposition flow are automatically kept in the Split for Proof.
The 1-up version is identical to a page proof flow except with Split for Proof all parameters from the main imposition flow are kept.
The 2-up version is a printer-spread which is identical to a 2-up Saddle Stitched imposition flow but you have much more advantages. The parameters from your main imposition flow are kept, you don't have to create an imposition template for each page size and the Binding Style from your main imposition flow is kept as well. In this way you can proof exactly the same result as your job after finishing.



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Tutorial Objectives

This Advanced Tutorial is divided into a series of 6 lessons. In these lessons, you will learn how to:

  • Create a Saddle-Stitched job with a Main flow and a Split for Proof flow. The Main flow creates an imposed 8-up version of the job. The Split for Proof flow creates a 1-up version of the imposed job.
  • Create a Saddle-Stitched job with a Main flow and a Split for Proof flow. The Main flow creates an imposed 8-up version of the job. The Split for Proof flow creates a 2-up Saddle Stitched version of the imposed job. You will also learn how to set up the PDF Proofer to create a PDF copy of your proof on the Agfa Apogee Prepress system.
  • Create a Perfect Bound job with a Main flow and a Split for Proof flow. The Main flow creates an imposed 8-up version of the job. The Split for Proof flow creates a 2-up Perfect Bound version of the imposed job.
  • Set up an imposition job with Shingling and verify that the Shingling values applied in the Main flow are also applied in the Split for Proof flow.
  • Import a JDF file to a job with a Main flow and a 2-up Split for Proof flow.
  • Separate a job with one large stack of 2-up signatures into several smaller stacks. This is done to avoid creating one large stack of paper that can be difficult to fold. You will also learn how to change the margins on each side of the 2-up pages so that the results have equal margins.

Who Should Follow this Tutorial

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

Duration

You will need approximately 2 hours to complete the lessons in this Advanced Tutorial.

Contents
  • Advanced Tutorial Objectives
  • Before You Begin
  • Contact Us
  • Lesson 1: Creating a 1-Up "Split for Proof" Saddle-Stitched Job - Fully included in the sample file
  • Lesson 2: Creating a 2-Up "Split for Proof" Saddle-Stitched Job
  • Lesson 3: Creating a 2-Up "Split for Proof" Perfect Bound Job
  • Lesson 4: Shingling in a "Split for Proof" Flow
  • Lesson 5: Using JDF Files with "Split for Proof" Jobs
  • Lesson 6: Limiting Sheets for Folding and Setting Margins

Spilt for Proof and Apogee Impose

Split for proof greatly improved in combination with Apogee Impose:

  • It is possible to group the output according to the binding style.
  • With Apogee Impose a correct 2-up Split for Proof is guaranteed in all Imposition modes for left, right, top and bottom side binding. With the other imposition methods (from template, from file,...) only split for proof for left side binding is supported.
  • Because you can't create unfoldable imposition with Apogee Impose, it means that the Split for Proof versions always exactly match with the Apogee Impose Folding Schemes.
Contact your local Agfa sales or service representative to know more about Split for Proof in Apogee Prepress 7.1 and higher.


Downloads

Download the Split for Proof Advanced Tutorial sample file.
Download the Split for Proof Advanced Tutorial resource files.
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