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Imposing multiple business cards (separate files) for sheet fed cutter creaser

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I need to make a imposition 3 or more business cards with different names FreeFlow Core makes 3 sheets for printing no problem but this is for a Printing Press so the sheet must be filled with the 3 names 3 rows and 4 colloms.

How do I do this?

Thanks Garry

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Re: Imposing multiple business cards (separate files) for sheet fed cutter creaser

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This can be done in a variety of ways. None is inherently better than the other.

 

The simplest thing would be to submit the jobs as a job group so they can be joined and imposed into the same layout:

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.16.54 AM.png

 

You can submit multiple jobs as a group in any of the following ways:

  • Using the Submit UI dialog
  • Combining them into a single Zip file and submitting them (via any interface)
  • Using the Group Key in MAX
  • Adding multiiple files to the JMF runlist

The key is to ensure the jobs are part of a group once they are in the system

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.20.39 AM.png

 

After the jobs are joined you can use a 2 stage imposition to impose them.

 

In the first imposition stage you impose the file using the following settings:

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.14.07 AM.png

The press sheet size may also be a fixed dimension. In this case, the semi-automatic size is used to allow this template to support jobs of any height (aka postcards)

 

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.14.41 AM.png

The page order is set to cut & stack to allow the joined business cards to flow accross the columns of the layout.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.24.35 AM.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The number of rows and columns is set to impose a single row in the final layout.

The imposition should use the trimbox for imposition.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.14.46 AM.png

 

Finally, margins are added to preserve the bleed on the top and bottom edges.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.15.05 AM.png

Since the second imposition stage will also use the trimbox the bleed distance is not relevant. It can be any value as long as it preserves enough bleed content.

 

The second imposition stage will impose each 3up row into the final layout.

The press sheet size is set to the final size

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.15.50 AM.png

 

The Page Order is set to Repeatedso the sheet can be filled with as many 3up rows as possible.

Sinc ethe imposition uses the pdf trimbox the margin from the previous stage is not used when calculating page placement.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.15.58 AM.png

 

Lastly, margins and gutters are defined as required. 

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.32.47 AM.png

 

Imposed layout

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.41.28 AM.png

FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator
Posts: 2,298
Registered: ‎01-03-2012

Re: Imposing multiple business cards or postcards (separate files) for sheet fed cutter creaser

This can be done in a variety of ways. None is inherently better than the other.

 

The simplest thing would be to submit the jobs as a job group so they can be joined and imposed into the same layout:

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.16.54 AM.png

 

You can submit multiple jobs as a group in any of the following ways:

  • Using the Submit UI dialog
  • Combining them into a single Zip file and submitting them (via any interface)
  • Using the Group Key in MAX
  • Adding multiiple files to the JMF runlist

The key is to ensure the jobs are part of a group once they are in the system

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.20.39 AM.png

 

After the jobs are joined you can use a 2 stage imposition to impose them.

 

In the first imposition stage you impose the file using the following settings:

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.14.07 AM.png

The press sheet size may also be a fixed dimension. In this case, the semi-automatic size is used to allow this template to support jobs of any height (aka postcards)

 

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.14.41 AM.png

The page order is set to cut & stack to allow the joined business cards to flow accross the columns of the layout.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.24.35 AM.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The number of rows and columns is set to impose a single row in the final layout.

The imposition should use the trimbox for imposition.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.14.46 AM.png

 

Finally, margins are added to preserve the bleed on the top and bottom edges.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.15.05 AM.png

Since the second imposition stage will also use the trimbox the bleed distance is not relevant. It can be any value as long as it preserves enough bleed content.

 

The second imposition stage will impose each 3up row into the final layout.

The press sheet size is set to the final size

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.15.50 AM.png

 

The Page Order is set to Repeatedso the sheet can be filled with as many 3up rows as possible.

Sinc ethe imposition uses the pdf trimbox the margin from the previous stage is not used when calculating page placement.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.15.58 AM.png

 

Lastly, margins and gutters are defined as required. 

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.32.47 AM.png

 

Imposed layout

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Posts: 2,298
Registered: ‎01-03-2012

Re: Imposing multiple business cards or postcards (separate files) for sheet fed cutter creaser

One more thing...

 

FFCore can also automatically collect jobs so they can be imposed together.

In the simplest case, you can add a Collect node to the start of the workflow. This component will hold jobs until it has three jobs.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.36.37 AM.png

 

Collect can also combine the released jobs into a single job group which would eliminate the need to submit jobs to FFCore as a job group

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.38.26 AM.png

 

There are other things you could do. For example, release jobs on a fixed interval while making job groups for jobs that have the same quantity. You could also extend this to perform various imposition operations depending on the number of released jobs (or you could impose that can be grouped and return the rest of the jobs to await additional jobs). There are a lot of possible scenarios. Not sure if you are thinking along those lines but if you are let me know and I will write something up.

 

 

FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator
Posts: 2,298
Registered: ‎01-03-2012

Re: Imposing multiple business cards or postcards (separate files) for sheet fed cutter creaser

One more thing...

 

FFCore can also automatically collect jobs so they can be imposed together.

In the simplest case, you can add a Collect node to the start of the workflow. This component will hold jobs until it has three jobs.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.36.37 AM.png

 

Collect can also combine the released jobs into a single job group which would eliminate the need to submit jobs to FFCore as a job group

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 9.38.26 AM.png

 

There are other things you could do. For example, release jobs on a fixed interval while making job groups for jobs that have the same quantity. You could also extend this to perform various imposition operations depending on the number of released jobs (or you could impose that can be grouped and return the rest of the jobs to await additional jobs). There are a lot of possible scenarios. Not sure if you are thinking along those lines but if you are let me know and I will write something up.

 

 

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Re: Imposing multiple business cards or postcards (separate files) for sheet fed cutter creaser

The files are going to be delivered by StoreFlow there I can select the workflow I want to use, so it will be a singel pdf of one card and the next so I must make a trigger for the amount or a a time end af the day.