Did You Know?
Did you know that Pagination Schemes in Apogee Impose can be used to produce post cards with common fronts?
Pagination Schemes is new to Apogee Impose in :Apogee Prepress 8. It's original intention is to be used to create "unbound folded" pieces such and trifold brochures. It can also be used to create a sort of free form imposition scheme.
In this example a job requires 80 postcards to have a common front but different back content. Running 9 up on a sheet. It is also running on a digital press so it requires a front and a back for each sheet. This could be accomplished by defining 80 double sided parts but that would require placing the common front content 80 times in to the Run List. Using Pagination Schemes can simplify the process.
- Start a new job using unbound folded double sided as the basic product definition.
In the Product Tab click the [+] to add a new part.
- Click the white arrow in the black circle next to Pagination
- Set Columns and Rows to 3 and number the top with all 1's and the bottom using 2-10.
Click OK to return to the part definition.
- At the bottom of the part definition specify the number of parts needed to complete the job.
Because of the pagination scheme being used each part represents a sheet. Each sheet accounts for 9 cards. That means there will be 9 total parts required.
- Use auto impose to define the imposition and complete the job ticket creation.
- In the Pages tab place the common front in to run list positions 1,11,21,31, and so on. The back pages
would go in to 2-10, 12-20 and so on.
What if the cards bleed?
If the cards bleed begin by making sure the original part is set with a margin large enough to support the bleed before the copies are made.
Do not use Auto Impose instead manually impose the first Press Sheet.
Double click the Press Sheet to open in Press Sheet view.
Crtl-Click all of the gutters on the sheet and use the inspector to widen them to accommodate the bleed. Now that the changes are made repeat the imposition for the rest of the job.