[Scribus] EasyPose's AutoCover screen

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins
Tue Oct 2 18:43:59 CEST 2007

Celso Junior a ?crit :
>> Nice!
>> We are missing crop and fold marks and bleed (plus other printer's mark such
>> as color bars but I guess this is normal here).
> Oh, sure, since easypose does this for pdf output it will do for the sla 
> file to be edited this way
>> I wonder about the crease mention... How will this show on the press sheet?
>> Do we need this info in the file? I'd say yes if we want to use the proof to
>> bear all production notes. But it is most likely that printers won't want
>> this info on the plates. They'll want just what is needed to print and
>> control the colors on press. Plus, the paper size they will use might not be
>> large enough to hold more info than the minimum. Depends actually on each
>> case.
> crop and crease marks are very small, something like 3mm 0.2pt 
> thickness, this is the settings easypose uses. for the plate there is 
> always the space for control marks, like color bars, so, I think it will 
> be no problem...
>> Covers are often printed 2 ups (or more depending on size and run) on a
>> Cover stock. Would be nice to have this option nearby!
> hm... after exporting the cover to pdf, you can create your 2, 4, n up 
> in Easypose ^_^v
>> I have difficuly understanding how this will work. The layout has to be done
>> in the editing tool, no? Can you explain how you see that? What is the
>> dialog below for exactly? Image frame... Text frame... But we don't edit
>> there, right?
> Yes, it is aimed to create a .sla (or svg, I'm deciding) file to be 
> edited on Scribus, (or inkscape)  since is has all the tools for DTP. 
> EasyPose is just acting as a scripting tool for scribus to use the cover 
> layout.
>> Side note for Hard covers : we need lots of extra paper around the cover
>> that will fold and be glued on the inside cover. It could be up to 2 inches
>> of extra material. In that case of course the cover would be printed on a
>> Text stock, not a Cover stock.
> Ah, I was thinking just that right now! Yesterday I learned how to make 
> a Hard Cover by hand, it was great to understand what an automated 
> layout should do...
> The good thing is, we start from the sizes of the internal pages, 
> determinate the number of pages the publication has, and, with 
> informations  like paper thickness, we are able to calculate the cover, 
> depending the options it has, that's the Idea of the auto-cover.
> But I have a doubt, is it used Diecutting for cover creation? Cause 
> easypose could export DXF, PS or CFF2 for Diemaking, wich I have more 
> experience than DTP ^_^

Die cutting, embossing, hot stamping, spot varnish... Sure! Any 
technique can be used to produce a nice cover.


>> Very nice so far!
>> Cheers!
>> Louis
> Tks Louis!
> Regards!

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