Quebec-based Dynagram is releasing a new imposition tool which will have a retail price of under $400.
"Why," asks CEO Francois Guerard, "if we are now able to give people technology and a price that will make them successful, must we hold back because of old industry habits that are outdated and greedy? We need to encourage new business owners, investors, and students of design and printing to avail themselves of the best products, to keep publishing alive and progressive in these changing times."
inpO2 Wizard is based on the proven inpO2 software and, according to the company, contains features common to high-end imposition tools. Imposition styles include saddle stitch, perfect bound, advanced step and repeat, cut and stack, and N-Up. Utilizing the Wizard interface within Acrobat, users can create anything from simple printer spreads for digital printing, to more complex folded layouts with press and sheet marks such as slug lines and side guides for offset printing.
With the inpO2 Wizard, users can impose PDF documents of any length based on different layout styles and selecting from a library of layouts (onto just about any sheet size with required press and sheet marks needed). Marks supported include crop, trim, center and corner marks, along with side guides and text marks. In addition, the step and repeat jobs can be simple multiple up of a single page, or multiple jobs can be step and repeated in rows or columns for easy finishing.
"We've been seeing an increase in requirements for an entry level imposition product for digital and entry level offset," says Guerard. "The new inpO2 Wizard is designed to address the needs of these markets by providing many powerful features, with a simple to use interface at a great price point."