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December 3, 2012 5:20 PM Subscribe
I need very specific help with layout for a printing project - help me understand what our printer person is asking for!
posted by rocketing to Grab Bag (8 answers total)
I have a double-sided, 4x7" printing project made with Publisher 2007. I am not a designer and I don't understand printing press set-up lingo, and I need to get this printed for work.
The printing shop folks sent me an email I'm trying to decipher. Here is what they sent:
"We will print these 4 –up on a 12x18 sheet as a 'work and turn' imposition (portrait). We would like to have 1/4 inch bleed. The images should be centered with 1/2" between them in the 12x18 file. For file type, a hi-resolution PDF with fonts embedded will work but just in case the native file is also a good thing to include."
Here's what I think I understand so far:
- I need to use a 12x18" piece of paper in Publisher
- I need to have an extra 1/4" of design stuff, like colors, in the 4x7 so it goes all the way to the edge of the paper when cut
- There needs to be 1/2" between the two images
- I need space (but where?) for a grabber so the printing press can turn the paper
So! I need help figuring this out - diagrams and drawings welcome. Explain it to me like, what is the saying, like I'm a 6-year-old? That's pretty much where I'm at. I looked up a lot of terms so I get how the "work and turn" works, and I messed around a bunch with the layout, but I'm getting lost trying to figure out exactly how my 12x18" paper is supposed to look.
Thank you, in advance, a LOT.