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by Front Page Pre-Press, Inc.

Platform(s): Win
License: Commercial

Application type: Desktop
Color & Imposition
Prepress, Print & PDF/X


FrontImpos replaces the expensive and timeconsuming process of manual stripping with the precision and speed of digital page imposition.

Offering true PDF workflow, it processes files created from any application and integrates seamlessly with your current PostScript environment. FrontImpos meets the special needs of any job regardless of origin, type, platform or format. It directs you step by step with its intuitive Wizard interface, a feature not found in any other imposition application.

Additionally FrontImpos is fully automated to perform impositions without the need of an operator.

  • All functions of normal PDF imposition.
  • Utterly fast. Can impose tenths of megabyte and hundreds of pages in 2-3 seconds.
  • Accepts jobs from all applications and versions (no different filters for Xpress, PageMaker etc.).
  • Easy electronic proofing of result, even minute details (with Acrobat Reader).
  • Does not rewrite input file, avoiding huge amount of data shuffling.
  • Can run automatically on server freeing up workstation time.

Layout Wizard

  • Imposition knowledge built into the Layout Wizard simplifies the creation of layouts.
  • Layouts can be configured for pre-separated or composite jobs.
  • Presets are provided for your press (deadline and gripper margin).
  • Custom color bars with slurlines can be defined.

Job Customization & Control Features

  • Any job can have multiple workflow paths.
  • Support for nested impositions using configurable clipping paths.
  • Output can be ordered by flat for more efficient production.
  • Partial imposition and partial output options aid efficiency.
  • Step-and-repeat function is available.
  • Output PDFs can be split into separate files.


FrontImpos also contains optional full-blown functions for generating signatures for the packaging (carton and corrugated) industry based on the same input as the die-cut equipment.

Having the packaging functions as an integrated part of the imposition software enables the user to use all standard imposition functions together with the particular requirements requested in the packaging business. The FrontImpos packaging functions are able to read original die-cut files in formats like CFF2 (Common File Format 2), DDS (Digital Data Exchange System), and others and convert these automatically and/or manually assisted to full imposition signatures that can be used to impose the single or multiple original graphics provided in pdf format.

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