[scribus] Single Fold Card

Ken Moffat kmoffat at modizzle.net
Fri Oct 8 06:06:32 CEST 2010

  On 10/5/2010 8:39 PM, jwminer at accessvt.com wrote:
> You don't need a template for this. If you want a card that stands
> up like a pup tent, you want a landscape card. HOWEVER, you print on
> a portrait paper.
> First make a mockup. Take a sheet of paper, hold it in portrait
> position, and fold in half horizontally. Scribble on the front of
> the card and wrote "front." With the back of the card facing you,
> write "back." Do not write anything upside down. Hold the card
> folded with the front facing you. Open the paper and write "top" on
> the top half and "message" on the bottom half. Do not write upside
> down.
> Now set up a two-page portrait document in Scribus. Drag a guide to
> the horizontal middle of the document and the vertical middle. Using
> your mockup as a guide, put the front illustration on the bottom
> half of the first page. Put whatever you're putting on the back on
> the top half. When you've put everything you want there, rotate the
> whole top half 180 degrees, so it's upside down as you look at it.
> On page 2 put the message on the bottom half. If you want something
> on the top half of the inside page, put it there. Do not rotate
> anything.
> At this point you might want to make a PDF in Scribus and print from
> the PDF.
> Print page one first. After it  prints, put it back in the printer
> to print the inside of the card. In most inkjets, you would put the
> paper in with the front illustration on the bottom of the sheet as
> you put it in the printer. (The illustration is actually the top of
> the page, so it should go in the printer first.) Then print page 2,
> which is the inside of the card. Look at the card when it's entirely
> printed and make sure things are in the right position. If the card
> doesn't open with everything in the right place, make whatever
> adjustments are needed so it prints all elements where they belong.
> You can save your card as a template for future landscape cards
> (folded in half with fold at the top).
> Some hints:
> * Use card stock for printing the card. You don't need to get
> prefolded card paper.
> * A bleed makes the card look professional. An 8-1/2" by 5-1/2" card
> with a white border around the illustration and background risks
> looking amateurish. Leave some space to trim when you set the size
> of the card. If you're using a bleed and your front illustration has
> a color background, bump it up very slightly past the horizontal
> middle guide. That is so you do not have any white around the
> illustration. Then trim the white edges around the illustration.
> * The horizontal and vertical guides will help you center things.
> Add more guides where they will help with alignment.
> Confession: I find it a bit easier to use Inkscape for making cards,
> though Scribus would be my second choice.
> --Judy M.
>    USA

Nice walk through... thank you.

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