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3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« on: January 16, 2019, 12:31:25 PM »
Have any you guys done this with sequential numbering (all 3 parts have a number on them and the next 3 with a different number, rinse repeat).
If so, how did you set it up?

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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 12:42:14 PM »
i use data merge in indesign..

make a 3-page master, same data field on all 3 pages.. when you merge it will create record 1x3pages, record 2x3 pages, etc...

usually our numbering jobs arent huge so this does the trick for me.
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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 01:02:32 PM »
aha!
so, (for example), a 50 page 3 part file will contain 150 pages (one for each of the 3 parts).

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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 01:48:27 PM »
yeah, it will make some beefy files but it works. I usually just set a master page on the fiery and send the VD info separately
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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 02:43:16 PM »
Quite Imposing, do it all the time, you add a number and choose how many times it repeats before continuing.

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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 02:48:27 PM »
I just let indesign number the pages 1-1,000 etc. Export to a single PDF with 1,000 pages and then print 3 sets "uncollated" so it goes page 1, page 1, page 1, page 2, page 2, page2...etc.

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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 02:49:07 PM »
I agree with all of the above
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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 03:25:37 PM »
I do like Santa 3 copies of each

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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 03:53:17 PM »
I use Fusion Pro, for most of our variable jobs. Sometimes use Indesign, and rarely use Quite Imposing.
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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2019, 01:07:34 PM »
I do what Santa and Tracy do.
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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2019, 01:50:01 PM »
Excellent, thanks for the tips!

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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2019, 11:21:21 AM »
This is pretty easy - I'm not to sure how in depth to go on this. I guessing you have the SmartStream Designer (SSD) plugin & documentation? There are a few ways to this, but the easiest & fastest:
       Create sequence number in excel, Save as tab text or csv.
       Put your art on 3 pages in 1 indd doc.
       Use SSD to get the sequence numbers with the Database import
       Create the text box, change to variable & insert header, then copy it to the other 2 pages
       Impose & output/create jlt or pdf
Definitely do this: Install your variable font at DFE/RIP or use a font already installed as SNAP,
then you can output as Fast jlt, then this will fly thru the DFE/RIP.
It will take like under 60 seconds to rip 10,000 pages.
I could probably put a video together, if this is not making sense...




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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2019, 04:21:39 PM »
Kermy, thanks for the tips.
Yes, I am familiar with doing it on the Indigo DFE, and you are right, it will blow through pages.
Doing the same function through Indesign SS will take almost an hour to send.

But, I would like to see a video if you don't mind to see if the way I do it is better/worse.

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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2019, 11:00:08 AM »
I'd like to see the video too! And I don't even work on an Indigo :laugh:

I'll bring the  :popcorn:

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Re: 3 part NCR on an Indigo Press
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2019, 03:57:45 PM »
Here ya go - It's in real time too (9 minutes). I think it took longer to preview the job the rip than to work it. lol.
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