Prepress Preparation, Continued
Within the limits of your equipment, the nature of the publication and most
economical use of stock determine product size. Select a page size that,
when cut from stock sheets, produces the least amount of waste. Most page
sizes are divisions or multiples of the standard 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet. If you
are working in signatures, make sure the overall size coincides with the
dimensions of the press plate. Signatures are multiples of four pages, printed
and folded as a unit.
Figure 1-8 shows a signature format.
Figure 1-8.Signature format: A. Flat; B.
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