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6.2.1: asymetric imposition capability?

Hello,

6.2.1 with Base + AP + AA.

We are trying to replicate an imposition schema that Enfocus Switch can do.

Let me sum it up:

We have a VDP PDF (several thousands of pages) with a Bleed Box, like this (unable to embed an image here, so it's on the Google Drive link, sorry). Let's say that the Media Box is 35x25, whereas the Bleed Box is 30x20 (so the uniform Bleeds are 2.5 each).

In my image, the background color used in each document is different (blue, brown, green, etc.) just for explanation; in real life, all documents have the same, opaque, no-gradient background - that will help in the next step.

Now, the imposition schema: certainly this picture (another Goggle Drive) will say more than a long speech. Obviously, the term "box" here is not so relevant, but we need to print cut marks, so let's say that it shows, where the cut marks should stand, on the edges of the sheet.

Should we use the "Imposition" Step, then each cell should have a specific size (as you can see, it's sometimes 32.5x22.5, sometimes 32x22.5, sometimes 32.5x20 and sometimes 30x20.

We have tried combining some "Split" steps - to create series of 3-cell labels, the change the Bleed box of each of them separately (with the "Range" parameter), to apply the Cut Marks, but eventually, rearranging the 3 cells into an imposed row does not work as we would like, as it seems it takes the size of the largest cell in the row (say: 32.5x22.5 for the 1st row on the sheet), then applies the imposition of all cells in the row with this size (even for the central cell, that is 30x22.5 only), thus generating unexpected white gutters.

Could you share you valuable experience in the matter?

Would we need to add the Output Management option to achive?

Thanks!

Kind regards,

Anthony

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Re: 6.1.2: asymetric imposition capability?

I meant 6.1.2, not 6.2.1.

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Re: 6.1.2: asymetric imposition capability?

No idea, guys?

Is this something that FF Core cannot achieve?

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StefanT-Xerox
FreeFlow User

Re: 6.1.2: asymetric imposition capability?

From the Help guide https://download.support.xerox.com/pub/docs/FF_CORE/userdocs/any-os/en_GB/Xerox_FreeFlowCore_Help_en...:

"Impose Relative to
This option defines the PDF box used for imposition, using the PDF Box Selection Behavior.
Note: Size is defined based on the size of the selected box in the first page of the
document."

To do asymmetric imposition you need the Job Group imposition which is a part of the Output Management module. Please check with your local Xerox support/sales to see if they can help you issue a temporary Output Management module license so you can test if it does what you require.

/Stefan

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StefanT-Xerox
FreeFlow User

Re: 6.1.2: asymetric imposition capability?

To add crop marks only you could use a preflight.

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/Stefan

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