This process template section defines how Prinergy places the pages on the output media during CT/LW output to a Karat digital press.
This area is unavailable. The settings for the Karat device determine the type of paper to be used.
Determines the size of the media to which you will output the final files.
Select Digital to generate an output file, for example, a file for Virtual Proofing System software. When you select Digital, the Min Width, Min Height, Max Width, Max Height, and Layout is 90° Different Than Media boxes are unavailable.
Select Cut sheet, Roll fed, or Roll fed (transverse), depending on the media being used.
Sets the minimum width for the specified media in the unit of measure selected in the list.
Sets the minimum height for the specified media in the unit of measure selected in the list.
For cut sheet, type the sheet height. For roll fed, type the height of the smallest proof you want to make on the device.
Sets the maximum width for the specified media in the unit of measure selected in the list.
Sets the maximum height for the specified media in the unit of measure selected in the list.
This option is available for composite files; it is unavailable for separated files.
Specifies the type of duplexing.
From the Duplexing box, select Turn or Tumble to enable this feature. Select None to disable duplexing.
Front Shift and Back Shift
The Front Shift Along Width...Along Height and Back Shift Along Width...Along Height options give finer adjustment when aligning two-sided proofs than with Center Along Width/Height. Use these measurements to shift and align front and back pages along their turn or tumble axes, depending on the page or imposition/layout orientation (portrait or landscape).
These options are available only when Duplexing has been set to Turn or Tumble.
You can specify the shift in points, inches, centimeters, or millimeters.
Layout is 90° Different Than Media
Available when you select Cut Sheet or Roll Fed from the Size box. This option is unavailable when you select Digital from the Size box or when you select the Reduce to Fit Media check box.
Select this check box when the orientation of data is at a 90° angle to the orientation of the media (for example, you are trying to output a landscape layout to a portrait device). You must also select either Auto clockwise or Auto counterclockwise in the Orientation box.
Note: This option is not available when you select Veris/Matchprint Inkjet in the Output To list at the top of the pane.
Center and crop page to media size
Select this check box when the sheet size of the device is smaller than the media box of the PDF page.
PDF Box to Use
Select the Trim Box or the Media Box to use as the area of output content.
For example, selecting the trim box produces trimmed output, that is, output without bleeds or registration marks.
Select the type of placement.
When you select Top Left to Bottom Right placement, the N-up option button is selected and the Number of Pages Across option becomes available.
When you select Page Set Booklet, the 2x1 option button is selected and the Vertical Gutter Width option becomes available.
Determines how many pages Prinergy places on each sheet.
Number of Pages Across
Available when N-up is selected in the Style box.
Determines the number of pages to place horizontally on each sheet.
Available when N-up is selected in the Style box.
Determines the number of pages to place vertically on each sheet.
Vertical Gutter Width
Available when Auto Fit is selected in the Style box or N-up is selected in the Style box and the Number of Pages Across box contains a value greater than 1.
Determines the minimum space allowed, in the selected unit of measure, for vertical gutters when automatically fitting pages on a sheet. This value may be reduced if the Reduce Gutters if Required check box is selected.
Horizontal Gutter Height
Available when Auto Fit is selected in the Style box, or N-up is selected in the Style box and the Down box contains a value greater than 1.
Determines the minimum space allowed, in the selected unit of measure, for horizontal gutters when automatically fitting pages on a sheet. This value may be reduced if the Reduce Gutters if Required check box is selected (see below).
(See Example: orientation)
Rotates an entire imposition as a unit.
Select Auto clockwise to automatically rotate an image clockwise when rotating would result in a better fit.
Select Auto counterclockwise to automatically rotate an image counter-clockwise when rotating would result in a better fit.
Makes a small angle rotation of the flat or output image. Also called plate cocking. Derive the (0.0) percentage value, or gradient, in one of two ways:
To measure for a gradient, use this formula: gradient = rise/run x 100, where:
To convert an angle to a gradient, use this formula: gradient = tangent of the angle of rotation x 100, where:
Note: To convert a gradient to an angle, enter the gradient into the calculator and apply the inverse tangent function. Example: 2.2% is entered as 0.022 + Inv(erse) key + Tan key = 1.26°.
Applies scaling to the layout prior to screening the file. The scaling is based on vector data (PDF data).
Applies raster scaling to the layout. Raster scaling is an optional feature that will allow you to apply distortion after the files are screened.
Raster scaling is recommended for prescreened files (copydot) or files that contain 1-bit TIFF images, since the prescreened bitmap data cannot be properly scaled with vector scaling (could generate artifacts).
Clear this check box to disable this feature.
Add Extra Horizontal Space
(See Example: add extra horizontal space)
Determines where unused horizontal space should be positioned.
Add Extra Vertical Space
(See Example: add extra vertical space)
Determines where unused vertical space should be positioned.
Reduce Gutters if Required
Allows gutter values (set in the Horizontal Gutter Height and Vertical Gutter Width boxes in the Placement section) to be reduced if required to fit pages. If selected, gutters will be reduced only to the values set in the Min Horizontal Gutter Height and Min Vertical Gutter Width boxes.
Min Vertical Gutter Width
Available if the Reduce Gutters if Required check box is selected, N-up is selected in the Style box, and the Down box contains a value greater than 1.
Vertical gutters are not reduced below this value.
Min Horizontal Gutter Height
Available if the Reduce Gutters if Required check box is selected, N-up is selected in the Style box, and the Number of Pages Across box contains a value greater than 1.
Horizontal gutters are not reduced below this value.