VivaImpose Spread Handling

VivaImpose allows the creation of customized templates according to the required mounting type.

Imposition Templates/Multiple Copies
Imposition templates or multiple copies can be created according to preference. If required both of these applications can be mixed on one spread. Thus templates for Come-and-Go production can be prepared very easily.

Format Independent
All templates are defined independently of format and can therefore be used with any document format. The program establishes automatically whether template and page format can be used together and issues a warning in the template preview of the spread format is exceeded.

Optimizing space with partial spreads
VivaImpose allows the definition of partial spreads in a template. There is no limit to the number of definitions for partial spreads (e.g. for a half, quarter or eighth spread). The program then decides automatically which layout is to be used for a partial spread according to how much space is left over.

Signatures
Through this technology it is possible to bring several signatures on one press sheet and to number them automatically.

Work-and-Turn/Work-and-Tumble
Quite independently of the selected template, all spreads can be turned according to preference in the imposition dialog.

Comprehensive Range of Binding Types
VivaImpose supports a series of binding types such as perfect binding, section-sewn, sewn-and-sealed, two different types of saddle-stitch, unsewn binding and loose leaf.

Automatic Creep/Shingling
According to the type of binding, VivaImpose calculates the creep automatically on the basis of the selected paper strength. Thus an unnecessary calculation of the block size as is required in other programs is obviated.

Global Cropping
Since in VivaImpose it is not absolutely necessary to pre-define the cropping in the template, these entries can be made independently of the template and at the last minute. This increases enormously the flexibility of the templates and of your workflow.

Inclusions Definable
Often not all data for a job are available at the same time, or other parts of the job require other settings, or even are supplied already prepared. In order that the collating mark and spread number can still be applied correctly, inclusions can be defined as required. You can define which spread number is to be included in the current document, or that several spreads are to be included.

Relation to Machines
Through the machine-oriented workflow it is possible to attribute specific templates to a machine. When the machine is selected, only those templates are displayed that have been attributed to the machine. Such definitions are particularly useful with web presses, and help to avoid possible user errors.

Offset Settings
Depending on the program version, both the template including marks, and also the paper may have an offset applied to them.

Spread Alignment
The template can be aligned either on the bottom edge or centred. With web presses the alignment is generally on the bottom edge, while with sheet-fed presses it is usually centred. This depends on the concrete distance of the sheet from the punch holes.

About Viva

VIVA develops software for graphic design as well as for optimizing and automating marketing and layout processes for corporations in all branches as well as the graphics industry. With more than 200,000 users and customers, VIVA today is one of the leading suppliers of media services and software products. Learn more ...

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