Imposition Plus for Adobe Illustrator

Imposition Plus works by taking your current document and converting your selected artwork or Artboards into multi-page impositions including gang-up and duplex options.

Features

  • Multi-page Imposition
  • Select from common sheet sizes or enter a custom sheet size in Landscape or Portrait
  • Specify unprintable border for the sheet
  • Select current Artboards or Selection as your source artwork
  • Manually specify the final trim size or use the size of the source artwork
  • Specify the bleed to be used
  • Set horizontal and vertical cutters
  • 3 different layout modes
    • Gangup - Repeat
    • Gangup - Unique
    • Gangup- Unique Collate Cut
    • Booklet for Saddle Stitched books (NEW)
  • Alternate rows for 'Head to Head' or 'Foot to Foot' imposition
  • 3 Different duplex modes
    • None
    • Left / Right
    • Top / Bottom
  • 4 Different ordering modes
    • Left to right then top to bottom
    • Right to left then top to bottom
    • Tom to bottom, then left to right
    • Top to bottom, then right to left
  • Manually set the number of rows and columns or automatically fill in the sheet
  • Add Crop Marks
  • Add Sheet Labels
  • LIVE PREVIEW: See the imposition layout in a live preview window.
  • Save your settings as presets for quick retrieval of your layout

Interface

Sheet Size

This is where you define the size of the printed working sheet

  • Standard Sizes - Select standard paper sizes from the dropdown
  • Sheet Width
  • Sheet Height
  • Border This is a safe area which not to be printed on - used for Automatic layout 'Fit to Page' option
  • Landscape

Source

This is where you select the source artwork to be imposed.

  • Source
    • Selection Use the currently selected artwork as the source
    • Artboards Use the artboards of the current document as a source, Note - All artboards should be the same size
    • PDF Use a Multi-Page PDF file as the source - not implemented yet.
  • Update Size from Source - Updates the source height and width from the current source
  • Width
  • Height
  • Bleed The bleed required to be added to the output, If the source Width and Height includes bleed make sure you tick size above includes bleed

Gutter

Here you define the gutter (gap) between trim marks

Layout

  • Layout
    • Single One layout per sheet
    • Gangup - Repeat Fill the sheet with multiple copies of the same artwork
    • Gangup - Unique Fill the sheet with unique copies of the artwork, Use Order to set the way the copies are laid out on the sheet
    • Gangup - Collate Cut Fill the sheets with unique copies so that when cut on a guillotine the individual cut stacks are in order.
    • Booklet Layout based on a saddle stitched booklet
  • Total Creep Set the creep for the booklet, this is the TOTAL amount of creep for the entire booklet, For example, if a 20page book creeps 6mm, then each of internal spreads will be adjusted 1.5mm.
  • Method For standard impositions
    • Standard No rotations
    • Head to Head Each even row will be rotated 180 degrees
    • Foot to Foot Each odd row will be rotated 180 degrees
  • Order Set the order for unique layouts
  • Duplex Set the duplex option for double sided printing
    • None Impose as single-sided prints
    • Left / Right Double sided duplex left to right
    • Top / Bottom Double sided duplex top to bottom

Marks

  • Add Crop Marks Check to add crop marks to the layout
    • Mark Length Length of the crop marks
    • Mark Offset Distance

Label

  • Add Label Check to add label to the spreads
  • Position
  • Text Optional Additional text
  • Orientation
  • Job Name Include job name in the label
  • Date and Time Include the date and time in the label

Numbering

  • Not Implimented

Preview

This is a live preview of the layout

Releases

  • Version 2.5.1
    • Fixed Blank pages would fail on multipage impositions
  • Version 2.5.0
    • Added Booklet Imposition
    • Fixed Alignment big where items larger than the bleed would misalign the items