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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2011, 02:19:45 PM »

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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2011, 04:55:26 PM »
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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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2011, 05:00:17 PM »

I 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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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2011, 05:10:03 PM »


I 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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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2011, 06:10:17 PM »



Also 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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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2011, 03:42:35 AM »
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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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2011, 10:29:49 AM »

I 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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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2011, 06:44:04 PM »

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



We used to call those "coming and going" books - anyone else have a good name for that small nightmare?
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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2011, 07:06:44 PM »
We call it a flipflop booklet.
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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2011, 09:05:57 PM »

We 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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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2011, 04:47:29 PM »

We call it a flipflop booklet.


Not safe to wear flip flops in the shop, could hurt yourself :)
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Re: Which Imposition Software should we buy?
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2011, 11:48:58 AM »
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.