Which Imposition Software should we buy?

Started by james, February 07, 2011, 07:47:19 AM

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Quote from: mattbeals on February 07, 2011, 01:10:14 PMThanks!

Being a bit tongue in cheek there, Matt.   :cheesy:     Besides, it's Aussie. My dongle drives on the other side of the road. Prolly crash.
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I think Preps Plus is cheaper than 3000K a copy. It's Preps Pro that is the more expensive version.
We use Preps all the time for simple variable jobs. We send down a background form for the shell
and impose the variable as a cut and stack. Works fine. Not sure how well it would work with really
huge jobs, most of ours are less than 10,000.

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Quote from: Rabid on February 07, 2011, 03:55:26 PMI think Preps Plus is cheaper than 3000K a copy. It's Preps Pro that is the more expensive version.

While you are correct that Pro is the more expensive version, 3k sounds about right for Plus based on what I remember when we bought it years ago.
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Quote from: DCurry on February 07, 2011, 04:00:17 PM
Quote from: Rabid on February 07, 2011, 03:55:26 PMI think Preps Plus is cheaper than 3000K a copy. It's Preps Pro that is the more expensive version.

While you are correct that Pro is the more expensive version, 3k sounds about right for Plus based on what I remember when we bought it years ago.

You might be right because now that I think about it, I think the Pro version was more like $5K.

Also if you get into Preps 6 I don't think there is a Pro and a Plus version.
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Quote from: Joe on February 07, 2011, 04:10:03 PMAlso if you get into Preps 6 I don't think there is a Pro and a Plus version.

There is, and it's annoying because Pro has features I want, but we only have 1 pro license so I have to do everything in plus so that another operator could work on it if I die.


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james

Thanks for all the feed back.

When I said complicated I think I have been a bit vague.
We do quite a bit of Bi-lingual work where Welsh is rotated 180 to the English so at the center spread they meet.
So it goes Page 1 - 16 and then 16 - 1

Any decent Imposition software should be able to rotate pages as I want then

Also the variable data could be done on an older version of Yours Truly Design through Quark 6.

Also I would like the company to start using Indesign as from what I read and have been told about more and more people are using it in their favour. I can only see Quark going one way over the next 5 years.

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Quote from: james on February 08, 2011, 02:42:35 AMI can only see Quark going one way over the next 5 years.

We have already seen quark going one way over the past 5 years.
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Quote from: pspdfppdfx on December 06, 2012, 05:03:51 PM
So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

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Quote from: james on February 08, 2011, 02:42:35 AMThanks for all the feed back.

When I said complicated I think I have been a bit vague.
We do quite a bit of Bi-lingual work where Welsh is rotated 180 to the English so at the center spread they meet.
So it goes Page 1 - 16 and then 16 - 1


We used to call those "coming and going" books - anyone else have a good name for that small nightmare?
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Joe

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Quote from: Joe on February 10, 2011, 06:06:44 PMWe call it a flipflop booklet.

Which is probably what you're doing on the floor, waving you arms about, if one goes pear-shaped.   :undecided:    I don't like the sound of them. Is that what come-and-go in Dynastrip was? Maybe not.
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Quote from: Joe on February 10, 2011, 06:06:44 PMWe call it a flipflop booklet.

Not safe to wear flip flops in the shop, could hurt yourself :)
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Amir

HP SmartStream Designer for InDesign CS5 have more imposition features than the Designer for QuarkXPress 8.

For imposition only, you may use HP SmartStream Designer at no charge.
A SW license is required for creation of variable data jobs.