Templates are the output of the app. If you don’t see a system template that meets your requirements you can create a custom one by entering a few values. Head to the templates section in the left nav, at the top right there is a blue button that says “create template”. That takes you to this:
- Template Name. Name your template so it can be identified within the system.
- Units. Choose between centimeters or inches.
- Paper Width & Height. Set the width and height of what you what the output of the file to be.
- Label Width & Height. Set the finished size of your label.
- Label Bleed Width & Height. Set the extra bleed you require.
- Width & Height Between Labels. These values will automatically calculate based upon the information from steps 3, 4 & 5 but you can manually enter this if you like just keep in mind the other values will change based upon the paper width and height.
- Merge Style. Set “”step and repeat” for the imposition to run down the page like a standard home printer would. The variation is “step and repeat, page break, this will stop imposing after each file or design and start that file on new page. Set “cut and stack” and the imposition will build in a cut and stacked format. The build will start at the top left and impose down the stack (stack height can be set in the merge section) and back up and move to the right. Once the first row is finished (if there is multiple rows) it will move to the next row left side and continue on. Please note, you can also adjust this setting on the fly in the merge section if you decide you need to change it without adjusting the template settings.
Step & Repeat vs. Cut and Stack
- Page Bleed Width & Height. These values will also automatically calculate based upon the information from steps 3, 4, 5 & 6 and tell you how much grip space will be available on your finished sheet. If you adjust these values keep in mind all the other values will adjust based upon the available space on the page.
- Number of Labels Across & Down. Again these values will automatically calculate based upon the information from steps 3, 4 & 5. The system will calculate the maximum amount of labels possible to fill the paper width and height values.
It’s a fairly straightforward process to create a template, take it one step at a time and enter values for all the steps above. You’ve got complete control to make a template that can handle any size, shape or output required for your merge jobs.
If you have questions about how our template system works or it’s capabilities contact us, we’re happy to help. Really.