Pardon me for asking, but I cannot find an answer anywhere.
I'm working on a graphic novel and I'm planning to print it at a Print-on-demand company.
The bookbinding will be stiched bound, which is very common for +100 page books.
Here's what I don't get: stiched bound uses saddle-stiched quires (around 6 of em) to have 24 stiched pages in total.
Then, more of these stiched quired are stacked on top of each other and glued at the saddle using the perfect bound-technique.
How should I export all of my pages when saddle stitched and perfect bound are combined?
My guess is to export every 24 pages via saddle stiched. Then, the people at the POD-company can print these out, stich 'em and stack them on top of each other
to glue them and fineally wrap the cover around.
Anyone experienced in this field?
Generally speaking it is the responsibility of the printer to do the imposition and you should not do anything other than provide a normal PDF in single sequential pages, but ALWAYS check with the printer to find out what they require.
The print booklet function should not be used for delivering files then. It does make sence that these people have the right
software for the imposition. I will double check with the company to be sure ofcourse.
Early releases of ID didn't even have a booklet printing feature. It was added for users who need to do their own printing in-house, but these days Acrobat does a better job so it's not really worth using even if you need to do your own booklets.