Tuesday, 23 October 2012

OUGD504 // Software Workshop//Design for print//Booklet Printing

Book Binds:
- Saddle stitch binding
- Perfect bound

The booklet must be multiples of 4 for the pages for it to print correct.

When designing use readers spreads, which is the normal view within Indesign. Basically the booklet will print how it designed on screen.
Printers spreads are how the pages are arranged when printed, these will print if a different order to how seen on screen in order to make the booklet run in order.
To work out printer spreads:
- create a table with 2 columns; one being right handed and the other left handed.
- list the number of pages in each other determined on which side they are, making them zig zag down the the table until you reach half way through the booklet.
- work back up the table filling in the gaps with the relevant page number.
- Printer spreads will always add up to one more than the number of pages within the booklet.
8 page book:
1  8
2  7
--------- divide of which page will print on. Take two sheets of paper to print.
6  3
4  5

This works for if you are determining which pages will be together on a spread for initial designing of the booklet. INDESIGN WILL DO THIS FOR YOU.

- Use the master pages at the top of the page palette to add page numbering. 
- Place a text box on the page and then go to type > insert special character > markers > current page number.
- this will add the current page number to the page you are on.
To start the page numbering further in the document:
- select page in page palette
- use palette menu options
- numbering and section options > start page numbering at 1
- change the style of numbering for it to work within the document

- use print booklet
- choose the booklet type
- choose print settings
- go through normal print settings - select paper size, always landscape, position of page, marks and bleed
- Choose printer option 
- Select two sided > long or short edge binding. determined by which edge the bind will be along, the shortest or longest edge.
- click print, then click ok
- Use preview to see order of booklet and to make sure in the right order

- use print booklet
- choose print settings
- in printer box, choose postscript file
- postscript is the language that the digital file is converted to and what the printer reads to print the file
- this will create a fill on the computer
- indesign will create a PPD file
- select in the ppd box, ADOBE PDF
- choose normal settings - paper size, orientation, page position, printer marks
- click OK
- preview shows what the printed file will look like
- click PRINT - this will produce a file on computer. file created is '.ps' this will embed everything from the document into the file and creates basically a PDF, no worries about linked files, fonts etc
- file will open in preview, shows in printer spreads
- print from preview as double sided print.

- open acrobat distiller
- use default settings to change what file type to convert to - PRESS QUALITY
- drag postscript file into empty window
- it will automatically start the conversion

As before when we looked at indesign and printing for CMYK separations, we can do this in the same way using postscript files.
The process in doing this is exactly the same except you need to make sure you select POSTSCRIPT FILE in the printer box.

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