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Old 03-16-2007, 03:52 PM   #21
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Groucho - are you sure that there will be any creep that matters on 5 leaves of paper either side of the centre section. If he uses (say ) 170 gsm - the thickness of the paper is going to be about .15mm per sheet thats in total and 1mm -
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I have to live with jobs with creep a lot - but not 20 pages
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Dunno, Peter. he's starting with a very small format (what's a CD liner, about 100mm square?) and if he doesn't allow much gutter to start with, a bit more could hurt. Not knowing whether it is home or pro printed, how it is folded, etc., I would just say it is a tight job, to check carefully before committing to it.
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Dunno, Peter. he's starting with a very small format (what's a CD liner, about 100mm square?) and if he doesn't allow much gutter to start with, a bit more could hurt. Not knowing whether it is home or pro printed, how it is folded, etc., I would just say it is a tight job, to check carefully before committing to it.
But why should he leave such tight margins? The designer’s job is to take these things into consideration! No?

   
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:23 AM   #24
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Kathleen -Its really unecessary to worry about. It is most probably more important to say the type or image should be as far away from the trim as possible - ideally no closer than 10mm (although you can get down to 3mm )
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The person who wrote the message seemed to be struggling with some basics - being worried about creep seemed when it does not come into play seemed overkill
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He never said anything about tight margins. But I have to assume that any designer who is asked how to do basic imposition, is not very experienced. (Maybe very talented--but with very limited production experience.) And since artwork for music inserts is an area where creativity may be exercised...

I read his question as "artist with limited production experience wants to get it right the first time on an imposition job". With ten sheets folding to make the 20 pages, and no idea of how professionally it might be printed or how creatively the pages are set up (i.e. double trucks? bleeds?) I just felt it was worthwhile to say beware the creep, because that's one of the differences between imposed pages bound, and simple artwork for one piece or one page.
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