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imposition

[‚im·pə′zish·ən]
(graphic arts)
The pattern of arranging pages for a signature of a book so that the pages will be in sequence when folding occurs.

Imposition

 

the arrangement of pages on a letterpress plate in such a way that a folio with pages in the proper sequence will be produced after the sheet is printed on both sides, folded, and cut.

imposition

The printing of pages on a single sheet of paper in a particular order so that they come out in the correct sequence when cut and folded.
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Once defined, a product is transferred to Esprit, which automatically calculates the best imposition for the press - eliminating constant dialogue between a pressroom and the advertising/editorial departments, as well as time-consuming manual production of impositions.
The system enables "the make-up department to generate impositions as well as moving color positions and/or reconfiguring page counts and section breaks instantaneously," Dispatch Printing Director Steve Hoffman said in a statement.
Users can see an on-screen preview of a PostScript file's pages, images, imposition and color before committing the job to costly film or plate output.