[scribus] Using Scribus for book-signature layout

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Thu Oct 20 16:12:03 UTC 2011

On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 08:18:56 -0400
"bobparham at comcast.net" <bobparham at comcast.net> wrote:

> 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 available.
> 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

The allowance may be less but my Ricoh Laser AP2600 won't print to the

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