Angle marks (also known as registration or REG marks) let printers detect image drift and automatically compensate for that. The mark consists of two lines at a straight angle. The lines are called “lead mark” and “side mark” and allow the printer to detect drift in their directions.
Imposition Wizard supports adding angle marks on its “Marks” panel. Click the "+" button at the top of the panel and select the “Angle Mark” option in the menu to add the mark.
You can see the mark at the top left corner of the front pages of the imposition preview. The right panel displays the parameters of the mark that you can configure:
- Position — here you can choose the sheet corner where the mark is added;
- Print on — lets you choose if you want the mark on front or back side of the sheets, or both. This only works in duplex mode, otherwise the mark is always printed;
- Horizontal offset — defines the horizontal distance between the mark and the vertical edge of the sheet;
- Vertical offset — defines the vertical distance between the mark and the horizontal edge of the sheet;
- Length — defines the length of both lines of the mark;
- Width — defines the thickness of the mark’s lines.
Angle marks are always printed with the registration color, there is no way to adjust that.
More Imposition Wizard Tutorials
- Installation — how to install Imposition Wizard;
- License Activation — how to activate Imposition Wizard with a license key;
- Acrobat Plugin Problems — what to do if the plugin doesn’t work.
- User Interface — how to run Imposition Wizard and make the first steps;
- Pages Grid — how pages are placed across the sheets in Imposition Wizard;
- Presets — how to save and re–use imposition layouts.
- N–Up — a very simple, yet customizable layout;
- Step and Repeat — perfect layout for business cards;
- Cut Stack — flexible layout with pages flow options;
- Booklet — lots of options for fine–tuning the imposition process;
- Shuffle — manual imposition mode where you control the flow;
- Dutch Cut — save paper by printing more pages on the same sheet.
- Source Panel — overriding trim box and bleeds, pages scaling;
- Page Gaps — configuring gaps between pages;
- Sheet Panel — output sheet size, content position and more;
- Duplex Printing — duplex printing support;
- Registration Marks — adding and configuring marks, custom texts etc;
- Flipping Rules — how to flip pages in most layouts.
- Angle Mark — angle mark for image drift compensation;
- Barcode — encoding job details with barcodes;
- Bull Eye — placing bull eye marks around the pages;
- Color Bar — adding color bars to imposed files;
- Crop Marks — configuring crop marks for easier trimming;
- Custom Mark — adding ad–hoc graphics where needed;
- Custom Text — adding text elements with imposition details;
- Gap Crop Marks — adding crop marks in the middle of the page gaps;
- Star Target — placing star target marks around the pages;
- Trim Line — marking page boundaries to simplify trimming;
- Batch Processing — impose multiple files at once;
- Hot Folders — monitor folders and run imposition on changes.
- Basic Imposition — basic command line imposition example.