[scribus] Using Scribus for book-signature layout

bobparham at comcast.net bobparham at comcast.net
Thu Oct 20 12:18:56 UTC 2011

On 10/20/2011 1:45 AM, Peter Nermander wrote:
>> Peter, I'm thinking that there is a significant difference between an
>> Ink Jet Printer and a Laser Printer. Apparently, a Laser Printer does
>> not have a Non-Printable area around the sheet of paper that an Ink Jet
>> Printer has. I tried Bookbinder several months ago for imposing
> But that doesn't have anything to do with the imposition, that is a
> problem with the printing process.
> It is very easy to test. Just create a document in Scribus with a box
> in the middle of the page. I would make the box 10x10 cm. Print it and
> measure with a ruler. If it does not come out 10x10 cm it is the fault
> of the printing process, not a fault of the PDF.
> You should also try printing from different PDF viewers. If the page
> comes out right with one PDF viewer but not with another, it is easy
> to tell where the fault is.
> /Peter
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That is exactly the point I was trying to make for any who would like to 
print their own book using an Ink Jet Printer. It is a _problem inherent 
with all Ink Jet Printers_ and regardless of whose PDF reader is used. 
At least it was a problem with all PDF Readers I tried and I tested 
several some time ago. In my testing I used exactly the procedure you 
described above. At least, as I have pointed out, there is a solution 

The fact that you had no problem with multipage printing of documents 
from Scribus confirmed what I have suspected for some time but since I 
did not have a Laser Printer I could not prove it. _Laser Printers 
obviously do not have the unprintable area surrounding the sheet._

Bob P

*Bob Parham*

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