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Production for Print by Mark Gatter

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Imposition

If you are interested only in printing single images such as posters, imposition will not affect you. But any time you are printing a multiple-page piece it becomes very important. Imposition is the name given to the configuration in which the pages are positioned on the larger press sheet, enabling the job to run cost-effectively through the printer, folder, and binder.

If you know the basic rules of imposition, you will be able to configure your work to be more efficient. For example, each side of a sheet of paper counts as a page. Therefore a single sheet would be a two-page insert in a book—but there is no way to include a single sheet other than by physically gluing it into place close to the spine, or making it slightly wider ...

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