[scribus] [Fwd: Using Scribus for book-signature layout]

Tom Connolly tconnolly at embarqmail.com
Thu Oct 13 12:49:50 UTC 2011

Imposition should be left up to the printer. The OP indicates a folded signature would serve better because of the gluing is an incorrect assumption, as the machine that applies the glue first removes about 1/16 at the folded edge so the glue will come into contact with each leaf. Size of the signature should be based only on what's most efficient in a particular shop. Printers pay lots of money for imposition software that allows for creep and skew, distortions that occur in the folding process, trim marks and edge marks that make it easy to see if a book is missing a signature or has too many. I wouldn't want to have to pay a printer to undo what he would have done as a matter of routine.
Tom Connolly 
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