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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

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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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