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Quark Print Collection

User Guide

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1

Quark Item Marks

 

 

What It Is

1

 

What It Adds to QuarkXPress

1

 

How it works

1

 

The Crops Pane

2

 

The Trim Area

2

 

The Bleed Area

3

 

The Safety Area

3

 

Crop Marks, Guides, and Arrows check boxes

3

 

Using the Crops Pane

4

 

Example 1

4

 

Example 2

4

 

Example 3

5

 

Example 4

5

 

Example 5

6

 

The Marks Pane

6

 

The Press Marks area

7

 

The Plate Tags area

7

 

The Mark Specifications area

8

 

Using the Marks Pane

8

 

Example 1

8

 

Example 2

9

 

Example 3

9

 

The Placement Pane

10

 

The Position area

10

 

The Layers area

10

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Quark MarkIt

 

 

What It Is

11

 

What Quark MarkIt adds to QuarkXPress

11

 

How it works

12

 

The MarkIt Styles Dialog Box

12

 

The Edit MarkIt Style Dialog Box

13

 

The Name field

13

 

The Registration area field

14

 

The Page bleed field

14

 

The Horizontal Trim and Vertical Trim fields

14

 

Preview controls: proxy, zoom field,

 

 

page drop-down menu

14

 

The position marks relative to trim check box

14

 

The Press Marks bar

15

 

Page preview

16

 

The Import button

17

 

The X, Y Fields

17

 

The Remove button

17

 

The Auto Place Dialog Box

18

 

The Setup Dialog Boxes

19

 

The Trim Line Options dialog box

19

 

The Text Setup dialog box

20

 

The Mark Setup dialog box

20

 

The MarkIt Pane of the Print Layout Dialog Box

21

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Overview

23

Setting Up Printer Flats

26

Step 1: Specifying a Sheet Type

26

Step 2: Specifying an Imposition Type

27

Step 3: Specifying a Binding Type

28

Step 4: Flipping and Moving Pages

29

Step 5: Specifying Bleed

29

Step 6: Specifying Creep

29

How Creep Works

30

Step 7: Specifying Crossover

30

Step 8: Specifying Margins

30

Step 9: Specifying Gaps

31

Step 10: Specifying Registration Marks

32

Step 11: Printing with Quark Imposer

32

Tiling with Quark Imposer

34

Creating Custom Impositions

35

Previewing Printer Flats

35

Navigating Pages in the Preview

36

Displaying a Corresponding Page in QuarkXPress

36

Displaying Guides, Bleeds, and Page Numbers

37

Creating and Choosing Styles

38

Standard Style

39

Creating a Style

39

Choosing a Style

39

Updating a Style

39

Editing the Style List

40

Sharing Styles with Other Users

40

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Sample Imposition Scenarios

40

 

Saddle-Stitch Scenario

40

 

Perfect-Bound Scenario

41

 

Stacked Scenario

41

 

Work & Turn Scenario

42

 

Work & Tumble Scenario

42

 

Split Web Scenario

42

4

Quark Imposer for Acrobat

 

 

Setting Up Printer Flats

46

 

Step 1: Specifying a Sheet Type

46

 

Step 2: Specifying an Imposition Type

46

 

Step 3: Specifying a Binding Type

48

 

Step 4: Flipping and Moving Pages

49

 

Step 5: Specifying Bleed

49

 

Step 6: Specifying Creep

49

 

How Creep Works

49

 

Step 7: Specifying Crossover

50

 

Step 8: Specifying Margins

50

 

Step 9: Specifying Gaps

50

 

Step 10: Specifying Registration Marks

51

 

Step 11: Creating an imposed PDF file with

 

 

Quark Imposer

52

 

Creating Custom Impositions

52

 

Previewing Printer Flats

53

 

Navigating Pages in the Preview

53

 

Displaying a Corresponding Page in the PDF

54

 

Displaying Guides, Bleeds, and Page Numbers

54

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Creating and Choosing Styles

55

Standard Style

56

Creating a Style

56

Choosing a Style

56

Updating a Style

56

Editing the Style List

57

Sharing Styles with Other Users

57

Handling PDFs with Bleed Included

57

Sample Imposition Scenarios

58

Saddle-Stitch Scenario

58

Perfect-Bound Scenario

58

Stacked Scenario

59

Work & Turn Scenario

59

Work & Tumble Scenario

59

Split Web Scenario

60

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WHAT IT IS

Chapter 1: Quark Item Marks

WHAT IT IS

Quark® Item Marks provides convenient methods for making crop marks and registration marks for individual items and pages.

WHAT IT ADDS TO QUARKXPRESS

Quark Item Marks, XTensions® software, adds to QuarkXPress® the Item Marks dialog box (Item Item Marks). The Item Marks dialog box contains three panes of controls:

Controls in the Crops pane determine the placement of the crop, bleed, margin marks, guides, and dimension arrows.

Controls in the Marks pane determine the type and placement of the registration marks, including targets, color bars, and text slugs.

Controls in the Placement pane determine on what layer and where on the page — or in relation to the selected items — the marks, guides, and arrows are created.

The Item Marks dialog box.

HOW IT WORKS

Item Marks adds items and guides around selected items. Since the items are part of the layout pages, you might want to use Item Marks after layouts are final and

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are ready for production. You can also place marks on a separate layer so they don’t interfere with page items. To use Item Marks:

1Select an item, multiple items, or a group.

2Choose Item Item Marks.

3Set up the crop marks using controls in the Crops, Marks, and Placement panes of the Item Marks dialog box.

4Click OK to display the marks.

5If the marks need adjustment, choose Edit Undo and set up the marks again.

To create crop marks for an entire page, create a box the exact dimensions of the page and place it behind all other items on the page (Item Send to Back). Select this box when creating the marks.

THE CROPS PANE

The Crops pane contains controls for Trim, Bleed, and Safety. Look here for information about how the controls in the Crops pane work.

The Crops pane of the Item Marks dialog box.

THE TRIM AREA

Controls in the Trim area affect the marks for trim size of the item or page. The values in the Width and Height fields default to the width and height of the selected item or group. The minimum value for the Width and Height fields is 2 points and the maximum value is the width and height of the spread.

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THE CROPS PANE

THE BLEED AREA

Controls in the Bleed area affect the marks for the bleed area of the item or page. The values in the Width and Height fields are expressed as a value offset outward from the trim.

The minimum value for the Bleed Height and Width fields is 0 points and the maximum is 72 points.

THE SAFETY AREA

Controls in the Safety area affect the marks for the “live” area within the trim area. The values in the Width and Height fields are expressed as a value offset inward from the trim.

The minimum value for the Safety Height and Width fields is 0 points, and the maximum is 25% of the trim width and height.

The maximum values allowed for the Trim and Bleed fields is affected by the setting in the Placement pane.

CROP MARKS, GUIDES, AND ARROWS CHECK BOXES

The Trim, Bleed, and Safety areas each contain controls for crop marks, guides, and arrows.

The Crop Marks check box toggles on and off crop marks, which consist of standard QuarkXPress lines. The user defines the crop mark thickness and length in the Line Width and Line Length fields in the Marks pane.

The Guides check box gives you the option of creating exact guides that align with the trim, bleed, or safety dimensions. The color of each for Trim, Bleed, and Margins can be set by clicking the color swatch next to the Guides check box. Quark Item Marks guides are standard QuarkXPress guides, which do not print.

The Arrows check box gives you the option of placing dimension arrows that align with the crop dimensions. Quark Item Marks arrows are standard black QuarkXPress lines with arrowhead end caps, and the dimensions are provided in standard QuarkXPress text boxes. The text boxes containing the dimensions are white with no frames and are placed over the arrows. The text is 7 point Helvetica®, colored black. The thickness of the arrow is set in the Line Width field in the Marks pane. When Arrows is checked, arrows will only be placed if the dimensions are large enough to allow for the text boxes containing the dimensions.

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USING THE CROPS PANE

USING THE CROPS PANE

The easiest way to see the effects of controls in the Crops pane is to review the examples shown here with a picture box measuring 24×24 picas (4"×4").

EXAMPLE 1

In this simple example, Crop Marks is checked in the Trim area. No other options are checked in the Trim, Bleed, or Safety areas.

Crop marks indicated for the trim area.

EXAMPLE 2

In this example, Crop Marks and Guides are checked for the Trim area.

Crop marks and guides set for the trim area.

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EXAMPLE 3

In this example, Arrows is checked in the Trim area in addition to Crop Marks and Guides. Note that for the arrow on the right side, the text is rotated 90° to the right, so that the baseline for the dimension text is facing the item.

Crop marks, guides, and arrows set for the trim area.

EXAMPLE 4

Guides is now checked in the Bleed area in addition to Crop Marks, Guides, and Arrows in the Trim area. The edges of the bleed area are offset 9 points from the trim area.

Guides for the bleed area in addition to crop marks, guides, and arrows for the trim area.

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USING THE CROPS PANE

EXAMPLE 5

Here, Crop Marks, Guides, and Arrows is checked in all three areas — the Trim, the Bleed, and the Safety. Notice how with the bleed, the dimension arrow aligns with the outer point of the crop mark, for the trim it aligns with the center, and for the safety it aligns with the inner point.

Crop marks, arrows, and guides for the trim, bleed, and safety areas.

THE MARKS PANE

The Marks pane contains controls for Press Marks, Plate Tags, and Mark Specifications. Look here for information about how the controls in the Marks pane work.

The Marks pane of the Item Marks dialog box.

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THE MARKS PANE

THE PRESS MARKS AREA

When Targets is checked in the Press Marks area, four buttons displaying the four types of targets are available: Round Positive, Round Negative, Square Positive, and Square Negative. They are each comprised of QuarkXPress items and are placed centered on all four sides in the trim area.

The Round Positive marks consist of a QuarkXPress circular box with a white background, a .25-point frame, and two .25-point cross members that are both Registration color.

The Round Negative targets are the same, except the colors are reversed.

The Square Positive Marks consist of a QuarkXPress square box with a white background, a .25-point frame, and two .25-point cross members that are both Registration color.

The Square Negative targets are the same, except the colors are reversed.

If the area between the trim dimensions is too small to accommodate the targets, they will not be placed.

In the Press Marks area, when Color Bars and/or Gray Bars is checked, the bars are placed outside the trim area.

The Color Bars in Quark Item Marks consist of boxes filled with a color for each ink defined in the project along with a box containing a 50% shade of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. You set both the height and the width of each box in the Mark Size field in the Marks pane.

The Gray Bars in Quark Item Marks are comprised of 10 boxes filled

with 10%–100% Registration color, in increments of 10 percentage points. You set both the height and the width of each box in the Mark Size field in the Marks pane.

If the area between the trim dimensions is too small to accommodate the color and/or gray bars, they will not be placed.

THE PLATE TAGS AREA

Using the Plate Tags area, you can add a date and time, layout name, CMYK tags, and notes to your marks.

When Date & Time is checked, a white text box containing the date and time is placed outside the trim area and is located at top right.

When Layout Name is checked, a white text box containing the file’s name is placed outside the trim area and is located at top left.

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THE MARKS PANE

When CMYK Tags is checked, a white text box containing the letters “CMYK,” with each letter colored its corresponding color is placed outside the trim area, and is located at left.

If text is entered in the Notes field, a white text box containing the text in 7-point Helvetica is placed outside the trim area at the bottom. The Notes field is limited to 1,024 characters.

THE MARK SPECIFICATIONS AREA

The Mark Specifications controls determine the characteristics of the crop and registration marks.

The Line Weight field determines the thickness of the crop, bleed, and margin marks. The default value is 0.25 point.

The Line Length field determines the length of the crop, bleed, and margin marks. The default value is .25".

The Mark Size field determines the size across of the target marks and the size across of each block comprising the color bars and gray bars. The default value is .25".

The Mark Offset value determines how far from the trim the marks (crop, bleed, margin, and registration marks) will be placed. The default value is .25".

USING THE MARKS PANE

The easiest way to see the effects of controls in the Marks pane is to review the examples shown here with a picture box measuring 24×24 picas (4"×4").

EXAMPLE 1

In addition to Crop Marks in the Trim area, this example shows Targets checked. Notice how the target marks are centered between the crop marks on each side.

Targets are centered between crop marks.

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EXAMPLE 2

Color Bars and Gray Bars are now checked in addition to Targets and Crop Marks in the Trim area. Note how the color and gray bars are placed underneath the target marks. The target marks should always remain frontmost.

Color bars and gray bars are placed under target marks.

EXAMPLE 3

All the Plate Tags are checked — Project Name, Date & Time, and CMYK Tags — and Notes are added. Note the placement for each.

Small text boxes display plate tags in 7-point Helvetica.

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THE LAYERS AREA

THE PLACEMENT PANE

THE PLACEMENT PANE

The Placement pane controls where marks are placed. Look here for information about how the controls in the Placement pane work.

The Placement pane of the Item Marks dialog box.

THE POSITION AREA

The Position controls determine the position of the Quark Item Marks in relation to the selected items or page.

The Vertical field specifies the vertical position of the trim area on the page. Enter a value to specify how far from the top of the items or page the trim area should be placed. Or, choose Top, Center, or Bottom. If Top is selected, the trim area is placed flush against the top edge of the page. If Center is selected, the trim area is centered vertically on the page. If Bottom is selected, the trim area is placed flush against the bottom of the page.

The Horizontal field specifies the horizontal position of the trim area on the page. Enter a value to specify how far from the left edge of the page the trim area should be placed. Or, choose Left, Center, or Right. If Left is selected, the trim area is placed flush against the left edge of the page. If Center is selected, the trim area is centered horizontally on the page. If Right is selected, the trim area is placed flush against the right edge of the page.

The Position settings can affect the maximum values for the Width and Height fields in the Crops pane’s Trim and Bleed areas.

If you want to place marks on a specific layer (Window Layers), choose it from the Place Marks On drop-down menu. You can also create a layer for the marks by entering a name in the field.

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WHAT IT IS

Chapter 2: Quark MarkIt

WHAT IT IS

Quark MarkIt lets you quickly and consistently add press marks — such as trim lines, registration targets, and color and gray bars — to QuarkXPress layouts during output. You can also customize Quark MarkIt by adding your own EPS marks.

WHAT QUARK MARKIT ADDS TO QUARKXPRESS

Quark MarkIt XTensions software adds to QuarkXPress the MarkIt Styles dialog box (Edit MarkIt Styles) and the MarkIt pane to the Print Layout dialog box (File Print).

The MarkIt Styles dialog box lets you set up press marks, save them as Quark MarkIt styles, edit the styles, and import or export them.

The Quark MarkIt pane in the Print Layout dialog box lets you select a Quark MarkIt Style when printing a layout.

The MarkIt pane in the Print Layout dialog box.

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HOW IT WORKS

With Quark MarkIt, you define styles for the placement of a specific set of press marks using (Edit MarkIt Styles). You then apply the styles when you print (File Print Layout). Quark MarkIt Styles are saved with the XTensions module, so they are available to all your projects. Quark MarkIt applies the press marks for output only — it does not add items to the layout or alter the layout in any way.

THE MARKIT STYLES DIALOG BOX

A Quark MarkIt Style defines a particular set of press marks and their placement. To create or edit Quark MarkIt Styles, choose Edit MarkIt Styles to display the

MarkIt Styles dialog box.

The MarkIt Styles dialog box.

This scrolling list displays the names of all available styles. To select a style for editing, duplicating, deleting, or exporting, click its name in the list to highlight it. To select multiple styles, Command+click/Ctrl+click the styles; to select a range of styles, Shift+click the first and last style.

To create or edit Quark MarkIt styles, click New or select a style and click

Edit or Duplicate.

To share Quark MarkIt styles with other users, use the Import and Export buttons. You can export only selected styles. When you import styles, styles with names identical to existing styles will not be imported.

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THE EDIT MARKIT STYLE DIALOG BOX

THE EDIT MARKIT STYLE DIALOG BOX

The Edit MarkIt Styles dialog box displays when you click New, Edit, or Duplicate in the MarkIt Styles dialog box. To place press marks, drag them from the Press Marks bar at left to the layout. Context menus let you customize the marks. For information about specific controls in the Edit MarkIt Style dialog box, look in this section.

Dragging a color bar to the page in the Edit MarkIt Style dialog box.

THE NAME FIELD

Enter a descriptive name for the style in the Name field. When printing, you can choose this name from the Style drop-down menu in the MarkIt pane of the Print Layout dialog box.

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