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Erick Valued Member
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Custom press sheet size when Imposing

How come the press sheet size doesn't change when I try to use Custom Press Sheet size when Imposing?

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Erick Valued Member
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Re: Custom press sheet size when Imposing

No matter what I do, the sheet size doesn't change and I get an error message, "Media with cannot be greater then height". My width is not greater then the height. Very frustrated...

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Re: Custom press sheet size when Imposing

The custom press sheet size should be added to the Press Sheet Size menu. Once you have done that it will be available for selection

Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 12.30.07 PM.png

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kevinjel Member
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Re: Custom press sheet size when Imposing

Hello,

 

could it be possible to get an automated sheet size.

 

i.e. i have in my manifest configuration a width and height field which i fill with 460 and 320 (mms), and a twosided or onesided field, to use that to fill the imposition.

 

or any other way.

 

thanks in advance,

 

Kevin.

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Re: Custom press sheet size when Imposing

When you add a press sheet size you can define that one or both of the dimensions be driven off a variable. This can be the dimensions from the print ticket submitted to FFCore or it can be numeric MAX variables

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 2.17.39 PM.png

 

Similarly, you can use the job ticket to define the required plex

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 2.17.46 PM.png

 

You cannot pass the plex directly as a max variable.

However, you can store three XPIF tickets that contain the three supported plex values at a known location and then put the path to said tickets in the manifest. Just make sure that map that column in the manifest to the XPIF File Name field in the MAX Setup

kevinjel Member
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Re: Custom press sheet size when Imposing

well done Javier,

Thanks a lot... this is gonna save me so much time creating workflows.

:-)

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kevinjel Member
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Re: Custom press sheet size when Imposing

hi Javier,

 

i got the sheet size covered now, thanks for that, works like a charm.

i'm kinda struggling on the XPIF combined with the imposition.

 

i'm currently using:

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE xpif SYSTEM "xpif-v02080.dtd">
<xpif version="1.0" cpss-version="2.07" xml:lang="en-US">
  <document-format syntax="mimeMediaType">application/pdf</document-format>
  <xpif-operation-attributes>
    <requesting-user-name syntax="name" xml:space="preserve">FreeFlow Core</requesting-user-name>
  </xpif-operation-attributes>
  <job-template-attributes>
    <sides syntax="keyword">two-sided-long-edge</sides>
  </job-template-attributes>
</xpif>

 

 

when i save the incoming jobticket i get:

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE xpif SYSTEM "xpif-v02080.dtd">
<xpif version="1.0" cpss-version="2.07" xml:lang="en-US">
  <xpif-operation-attributes>
    <document-format syntax="mimeMediaType">application/pdf</document-format>
    <requesting-user-name syntax="name" xml:space="preserve">FreeFlow Core</requesting-user-name>
  </xpif-operation-attributes>
  <job-template-attributes>
    <copies syntax="integer">100</copies>
    <imposition-source-orientation syntax="keyword">landscape</imposition-source-orientation>
    <media-col syntax="collection">
      <media-key syntax="name" xml:space="preserve">350MCSILK32X46BL</media-key>
    </media-col>
    <sides syntax="keyword">two-sided-long-edge</sides>
  </job-template-attributes>
</xpif>

which is what i wanted, but it didn't effect the impose in anyway. second page is not flipped (what i've wouldve expected, also used:  

<sides syntax="keyword">two-sidedshort-edge</sides>

is it possible in any way to affect the imposition via the xpif link? or could u provide a working one.

 

 

Thanks Javier,

 

Kevin

 

 

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Re: Custom press sheet size when Imposing

I've attached the XPIF from the FFC SDK (which btw is free and has XPIF and JMF/JDF samples).

1up imposition when using two-sided-short-edge

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 10.52.28 AM.png

 

1up imposition when using two-sided-long-edge

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 10.53.19 AM.png

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kevinjel Member
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Re: Custom press sheet size when Imposing

hi Javier,

 

thanks got it solved!

 

.. note to self:

Spoiler
use 'job properties > sided images'

-.-

 

Have a good weekend.

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