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Imposing multiple business cards or postcards (in a single file) for sheet fed cutter creaser

How do I set up a template to impose an 8 page business card file in 5 rows and 4 columns on 12x18.

I got the first sheet to work, but had 4 other sheets that had random pages scatter.

This is not very intuitive compared to other imposition software I have used before.

I just need 1  (2 sided) sheet that looks like this:

 

Front

1 3 5 7

1 3 5 7

1 3 5 7

1 3 5 7

1 3 5 7

 

Back

8 6 4 2

8 6 4 2

8 6 4 2

8 6 4 2

8 6 4 2

 

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Re: Imposing multiple business cards or postcards for sheet fed cutter creaser

I would do this as a 2 stage impositionusing the following settings:

 

First Stage - impose each row

 

  • Press Sheet size - impose to the final width and "automatic" height.
    • This will allow you to use this template for business cards and for post cards of any size

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  • Set Page Order Cut & Stack with 1 sheet per stack - this will give you the required page order for the layout row
  • Set Rows and Columns to Automatic
    • This will allow you to use this template for business cards and for post cards of any size
  • Impose using the trimbox

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  • Define gutters and margins per your requirements
    • Note - the margins are used to retain bleed. They will not impact placement on the second imposition stage as FFCore sets a trimbox to matcht he perimeter of the imposed trimboxes in the layout.

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Imposition Stage 1 Layout:

Screen Shot 2016-12-12 at 1.10.13 PM.png

 

Second Stage - Repeat Rows to fill layout and adjust quantity

  • Press Sheet size - 12 x 18
  • Page Order Repeated
  • Impose using trimbox
  • Rows and Columns - Automatic
    • This will allow you to use this template for business cards and for post cards of any size
  • Gutters and Margins - same as above (or per your requirements)

 

 

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