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Re: [BKARTS] Smyth-sewn, short-run book


I typically receive a project like this as a PDF. I then run it through some commercial imposition software creating (in your case) 11x17 spreads, designed to fold in gatherings of four. I output this new file as a PDF and print from Acrobat Reader.

Other imposition solutions: the old PageMaker booklet maker (packaged with the software); a third party solution to impose InDesign documents; a Windows PDF imposition program called PDFSnake; there used to be a Windows based tool called ClickBooks. There are surely others.

Contact me for more specific information or pricing to impose your file.

Don Drake
Dreaming Mind

IM: stitchbyhand
(510) 537-9711

On Sep 19, 2005, at 9:28 PM, S Burneson wrote:

I am a genealogist and designer in Austin, Texas, and I have a dilemma. I am producing a 100-page memoir for a client. The page size is 8-1/2x11. My client wants the book to be durable, with a hard cover and a Smyth-sewn binding so that it will lay flat. Because we will be producing less than 50 copies, we plan to laser print the pages, rather than print them. I am looking for guidelines for producing the signatures needed by the bindery - and any other suggestions anyone might have for such a project, since this is a new one for me.



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