A page set is like a run list in Preps—it displays the pages of the job in reader order.
You can obtain a page set in the following ways:
- Add a page set manually in Prinergy Workshop using the Add Page Set menu item
- Import an imposition plan into Prinergy Workshop, which automatically creates a page set from the imposition plan
- Import a populated job ticket from Preps. The run list is imported and converted to a populated Prinergy page set.
Benefits of adding a page set manually
If you added a page set manually, you have the following options when you import the imposition plan:
- Link the imposition plan to the existing page set
- Create a new page set
In the first case, any pages that you assigned to the page set are automatically assigned to the corresponding positions of the imposition plan. The advantage of this is that you can do page assignment in Prinergy Workshop before you know what imposition plan you will be using. Once the imposition plan is identified, you can import an unpopulated imposition plan and link it to the page set, and pages are automatically assigned to the positions of the imposition plan.
Adding a page set automatically with Imposition Import
If you create a page set by importing an imposition plan into Prinergy Workshop, the page set is linked to the imposition plan. Then, if you assign a page to a position in the imposition plan in Prinergy Workshop, the page is also assigned to the corresponding page position in the page set. Alternatively, if you assign a page to a position in the page set, the page is also assigned to the corresponding position in the imposition plan to which the page set is linked.
Adding a page set automatically by importing a Preps job ticket
If you create a page set by importing a populated Preps job ticket into Prinergy Workshop, the page set is automatically linked to the imposition plan. The run list information is mapped to the page set position in Prinergy.
One page set and multiple imposition plans
Once a page set is created and pages are assigned to it, you can import multiple imposition plans and link each imposition plan to the same page set. This enables you to easily assign the same pages to different imposition plans if you want to output the pages to multiple presses that each require a different imposition plan.
Naming requirements for page sets and impositions
Avoid the characters #, $, and % in page sets and impositions because they can interfere with Automated Page Assignment (APA) operation.