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Imposition

A pre-press process that involves the arranging of print-ready pages on a sheet immediately prior to plate-making so that, when the sheet is printed and folded, the signature of 16 pages will be in the correct order and orientation.

This is how the pages will be imposed on a 16-page sheet:

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on pre-press processes at a printing works.

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  1. June 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm

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