producing a book with impositions

S

Stella

I am layouting a book of 144 pages being printed digital on A3 folded to A4.

Can you tell me please if a commercial digital printer will do the
imposition for me? If so I would layout the pages on single pages from
1,2,3,4,5 up to page 144 without needing to address the different page
position in the imposition?

Thanks
Stella
 
M

Mike Koewler

Stella,

Don't ask this NG - ask your printer how they want it. Some printers
want it as one file, some want 16- or 32-page sections, there's probably
one who would want 144 different files (I had to work with one of those
once - a real PITA.)

Mike
 
E

Elmo P. Shagnasty

Stella said:
I am layouting a book of 144 pages being printed digital on A3 folded to A4.

Can you tell me please if a commercial digital printer will do the
imposition for me?
Only the printer in question can answer that. We can't speak to the
abilities or price structure of any given printer.

If the question is, "Can a commercial digital printer do this?", the
answer is "yes, a printer can do this". But no one other than the
printer himself can guarantee that he WILL do that, or has bought the
capability to do that.

If so I would layout the pages on single pages from
1,2,3,4,5 up to page 144 without needing to address the different page
position in the imposition?
Yes. What you just described is called "reader's spreads". When the
printer arranges the pages of your document onto his printer sheets in
such a way that it makes sense for production, he calls that "printer's
spreads".
 

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