2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 14, 2014 3:25 AM by Peter Spier

    Signature custom printing?


      I have a 280 page document. I want to make 7 signatures of 10 pages each (each page is double sided with two pages on each side). Can in design do this so I just have to take off the printer and fold?

        • 1. Re: Signature custom printing?
          Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

          What do you mean with signatures here?

          How do your spreads look like?

          What do you mean with printer? Offset or a small office printer?

          Can you provide with a screen shot?


          Version, OS?

          • 2. Re: Signature custom printing?
            Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

            ID's built-in imposition utility, Print Booklet is not very sophisticated, but I think it can handle this if you're willing to do some manual intervention and don't need creep.


            First, let's change your terminology a bit and talk about pages, which are the individual pages in ID, and what your readers consider a page, and sheets, which is the paper going through the printer or press, and each sheet will have 4 pages, to on each side. Looked at that way you want 7 signatures of 40 pages on 10 sheets for each signature.


            Print booklet offers some basic options, like two-up saddle stitch and two-up perfect bound. The latter divides the entire document into signatures for you, but it isn't sophisticated enough to use a page count of 40, so you'll be stuck with saddle stitch, and you'll have to run each signature separately, specifying the ranges 1-40, 41-80, and so forth.


            Acrobat has booklet printing which is probably more reliable than ID's, so you could export a PDF and print that, but you'd still have to manually send each signature in Acrobat.