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Creating a press that has sub-sections (or ribbons) using a Custom Fold Pattern involves two steps:

  1. Creating the Custom Folding Pattern that will be used to generate the sub-section (ribbon) layout
  2. Creating a sub-section (ribbon) layout from the Custom Fold Pattern

Example Step 1: Create the Custom Folding Pattern that will be used to generate the sub-section (ribbon) layout:

This example creates a 4-ribbon layout of the F8-5 folding pattern.

  1. Create a new Preps Job and set the Product Binding to Perfect Bound.
  2. Add the 30x40 Stock to the Press Run.
  3. Add the fold pattern F8-5 to the Press Run.
  4. With the section selected, set Fold Flip to Yes and Fold Rotation to 90.
    For now, do not change the position.
  5. Duplicate as Web three times to get a total of 32 pages.
  6. Go to the File menu and select Save as a custom fold pattern.

Example Step 2: Use the Custom Folding Pattern to create the sub-section (ribbon) press run: 

  1. Create a new Preps Job and set the Product Binding to Perfect Bound.
  2. Select the Part and set these part properties:

    Planned Page Count32
    Trim Size7 x 9 inches (177.8 mm x 228.6 mm)
    Largest Section32 pp
    Stock30x40 inches (762 mm x 1016 mm)
    Press TypeWeb
    WorkStyleSheetwise
  3. In the Products pane, under Part, select Section1 and set these section properties:

    Fold PatternSelect the Custom Fold Pattern saved in Step 1: to create a sub-section (ribbon) press run.
    Fold FlipYes
    Fold Rotation90
    Head/Foot/Face Trim1/8 inch (0.125 mm)
    Spine1/8 inch (0.125 mm)
    Front/Back Lip0
  4. Click Generate Press Runs.
  5. Select Web 1 Top, and perform these actions:
    1. Select all sections except the first section closest to the left edge of the sheet. 
    2. Click Delete.
  6. Go to Web 2 Top, and perform these actions:
    1. Select the second section from the left edge of the sheet and copy it. 
    2. Go to Web 1 Top and paste.
  7. Go to Web 3 Top and perform these actions:
    1. Select the third section from the left edge of the sheet and copy it. 
    2. Go to Web 1 Top and paste.
  8. Go to Web 4 Top and perform these actions:
    1. Select the fourth section from the left edge of the sheet and copy it. 
    2. Go to Web 1 Top and paste.
  9. For Webs 2, 3, and 4, select the Web in the Press Runs List and use the Delete key to delete them.

The result is a single Press Run with a single 32-page section and four sub-sections (ribbons). When you select a section on the sheet, the properties pane will display Sub-Section Properties and the properties can be controlled/set independently from the other sub-sections.

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