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    creep issues

    I have a problem with sending books to the printers. I'm losing the edge of my inner pages when the book is finished. Is there a way for me to impose the file myself with creep setup and supply a print ready pdf so this doesn't happen?

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    quite impose 3 have creep options

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    Junior Member decoder101 is on a distinguished road
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    Assuming you are sending a PDF of the layout, this is a task that must be performed at CTP or CTF stage when imposing the job where the pages are adjusted on documents with a large number of pages so that page content is not trimmed off.

    If you are manually imposing the document these links may be of interest:

    online creep calculator: kangagraphics.com.au/creepcalc.html

    iphone app: boundlessideas.com/creepcalc/index.html

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    I don't think any printer would expect their client to allow for creep in their supplied file. As was rightly stated before this should be done at the imposition stage and will be based on the thickness of the substrate.

    I'd highlight the issue with your printer and start a dialogue. If they're not proactive in sorting the issue then you should probably think about finding a company that are.

    Of course you can sort it out yourself but manual creep adjustment can lead to as many problems as no creep adjustment if you're not 100% sure what you're doing.

    Cheers

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    Creep issues

    The printer should sort this out at the imposing stage.

    I used to use Preps to do it as it was straight forward. No lost folios etc.

    I also had a mathmatical formula to calculate the creep for individual pages, worked out from the total number in the book. Then manually adjusted the position of artwork on the page. A ideal thing when you have a centre spread picture, as you had to do the opposite to creep so as not to lose any of the image.

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    Depending which kind of paper is used and weight of it and type of binding, creeping factor is calculated by imposition software. For example in Heidelberg Signa Station you are able to enter the weight of the paper which is lately calculated for creeping. Client in no way can know about it except if is too long in the business. This part is solely resolved in pre press department when imposing files.

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    Alap imposer have the creep feature but I can not find it anywhere.

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    Junior Member jgpp is on a distinguished road
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    You can have negative or postive creep. InDesign help for booklet describes this.

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    preps also have it creep option.

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    Signa Station also have it creep option

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    As others have stated, this is really the job of the prepress department. If you want to provide your printer with information on how to adjust for creep, find out what imposition software they are using. From there many users of this forum could offer step by step instructions.

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    As somebody already mentioned, Quite Imposing will adjust for creep, but I'd be talking to your printer about a "make good" - get them to reprint it. They should know enough to adjust for creep. As a side note, when designing a book you should leave enough margin to allow for creep adjustment.

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    No decent printer would want any attempt at 'client creep'. I have seen these in the past and have always rejected the files. If your printer can't do it then find another who can

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