One of the edits on this page indicated:
If correctly imposed, the side-by-side pairs (6/11, 8/9 etc) should add up to 1 higher than the total page number (in this case 17).
This is misleading as it will only work in certain cases, so I have removed it for the time being. The example on the page was fine for a single section job; but consider the possibilty of the second section of a perfect bound job. A pair of pages such as 17 and 32 will add up to 49, and that trick no longer works in a straight forward fashion.
Agreed. Most imposition "rules" are more like guidelines. A press and/or prepress dept. will come up with all kinds of crazy impositions depending on the job.--drew1718 07:30, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
This image is ineligible for copyright and therefore is in the public domain, because it consists entirely of information that is common property and contains no original authorship.
I think it's too much, it's copyrighted, that's all. A free alternative is possible. --Marc Lacoste 10:17, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
Non-Digital Techniques Confusing
"Digital techniques rendered stripping less necessary, but what has forced increasing numbers to abandon it completely is the introduction of "platesetters", which put pages directly onto printing plates; these plates cannot be adjusted with a sharp knife." I have no idea what that sentence means – "cannot be adjusted WITHOUT a sharp knife" might make more sense, but is still too vague for casual readers.
- I would assume it means what it says: at the film stage, you can cut out and replace bits of film with a sharp knife: if you go straight from a digital computer file to an etched metal plate, it is not so easy to correct errors, without producing a new plate.--188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:59, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
Working in CTP prepress, I think it should be stated that (in my experience) the imposition creation is not 100% automated. I have never seen a system create it's own imposition. In my application at least, I still have to manually decide the location of pages to fold properly.
-I have never edited anything in Wikipedia before, and am not a registered user. Anyone may email me if necessary at email@example.com . I have worked in digital prepress for years in offset heatset high speed digital CTP prepress printing retail inserts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 11:31, 18 August 2009 (UTC)