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Inserting Pre-Printed Tabs into Print Job

I have a binder job that I need to print that has been supplied as 50 individual PDFs. I'm hoping to use the Xerox c60 and finisher to insert pre-cut and pre-printed tabs before each PDF. I have never used the inserter before and can't find any information beyond what the user guide says.

 

Is there more information online about doing this? Is this possible?

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Re: Inserting Pre-Printed Tabs into Print Job

Yes it is.

 

In the file you go to File > Print > Properties > Document Options > Add Insert and input what pages you want the tab to come after and choose the Tray 8 (Inserter) as the source

 

1.GIF

 

If you have a Fiery, its the same, but different.

 

File > Print > Properties > Media scroll down and select New Insert

 

3.GIF

 

8.GIF

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Re: Inserting Pre-Printed Tabs into Print Job

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I am using the EX rip.

 

With this option it looks like I'll have to assemble each individual PDF to one large file and then specify the pages in which I'd like a tab inserted?

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Re: Inserting Pre-Printed Tabs into Print Job

Yes, settings apply to the job.

 

If it was 50 copies of the job you could do an insert after the last page.

Or use Slip sheets.

 

But the easiest is to combine and do as mentioned.

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Re: Inserting Pre-Printed Tabs into Print Job

An interesting side to this. Because I was using a 25-bank tab set the tabs themselves are small approximately .5" and they didn't feed well via the T1 inserter. I had to put the tabs into the oversize tray 6 for them to run being pulled from the flat binding edge.

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Re: Inserting Pre-Printed Tabs into Print Job

Hi - Why is it when i select insert before pages, the first page is not pulled from the bypass but from try 4?

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Re: Inserting Pre-Printed Tabs into Print Job

Depends on what your settings are, and unless you choose "insert before page 1" then page 1 is just going to use the settings of the job.

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Re: Inserting Pre-Printed Tabs into Print Job

Thanks for the prompt response Joe.

Say I have 4 page pdf file.

 

Page 1: 9x11 (document size) Tab

Page 2: 8.5x11 page

Page 3: 9x11 (document size) Tab

Page 4: 8.5x11 page

 

I’m feeding the tabs via tray 5 (bypass)

 

I want the printer to do the following:

 

  1. Print “Exhibit 1” on page 1 and insert before page 2
  2. Print “Exhibit 2” on page 3 and insert before page 4

 

Please advise if possible with Xerox Color C60

 

Thanks.

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Re: Inserting Pre-Printed Tabs into Print Job

An insert cannot be printed on, the whole point of an insert is that it is already printed, and you are inserting it into another job you are printing.

 

Often of use to insert color pages into a BW job, which is printed on a BW printer to reduce cost, and can be used to insert a stock that cannot be fused properly on the device that is being used to print the majority (Magnetic paper for instance)

 

You just appear to want mixed media (print on more than one stock)

 

So if your pdf is designed as:

  • Page 1: 9x11 (document size) Tab
  • Page 2: 8.5x11 page
  • Page 3: 9x11 (document size) Tab
  • Page 4: 8.5x11 page

then the print commands in the driver are simple, for simplicity sake, I will use pages 1and 3 as the body of the job, and the driver would reflect that as this

 

Non-Fiery                                                                                                  Fiery

 

1.JPG

 

 

Then we would do the body (8.5*11), which I considered the exception, it isn't an insert because you clearly state you want to print on it, then these would be the settings (You can't choose tray 4 without the Fiery, so you have to choose what is loaded in the tray you want (plain vs tabs)

 

Non Fiery                                                                                           Fiery

 

2.JPG

 

 

 

 

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Re: Inserting Pre-Printed Tabs into Print Job

Unless i missunderstood something about the Define Media for Pages(s), this would work if i have a small job but if my pdf file is 2000 pages does that mean i have to list every page in the Define Media for Page(s) separated by comma?

 

Also it would not let me select 9x11 for tab stock

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