To Print on an Imagesetter

1. Choose ''Print'' from the ''File'' menu.

The ''Print'' dialog box will open to allow you to choose a variety of printing options. Click ''Setup'' and select the PPD file for the imagesetter and select any other required options.

2. Set which pages to print.

The ''Which'' pop-up menu controls which pages will be printed. Choose ''All'' to print all the pages in the document, ''Chapter'' to print all the pages in the current chapter, ''Page'' to print just the current page, or ''Range'' to print a range of pages. When you print a range, enter the starting page number, a dash, then the ending page number. You can print discontinuous page ranges by separating them with a comma, or a single page by entering just that page number.

3. Choose how to print the page.

Choose ''Grayscale'' from the ''Method'' pop-up menu for monochrome output. If you are creating camera-ready copy with spot or process colors, choose ''Color Separations''. Choose ''Process Separations'' to print all colors as process, or ''Spot Separations'' to print all colors as spot colors.

4. Set the printing options.

Select ''Printers' Marks'' to print crop marks, registration marks, density control bars, slur gauges and page information. This is required for color separations and is generally used for all imagesetter printing. Select ''Emulsion Down'' and ''Negative'' if your service bureau asks for these settings.

5. Click ''Print''.

SectionPrinting on film
If your final copy will be printed on paper, you will normally print positive images with the emulsion side up. You do not need to select any special options because the default is positive, emulsion-side up.

If you are printing on film, you will usually have to print mirrored negatives. If your service bureau is printing your documents from PageStream directly to their imagesetter, they will handle this for you. If you are sending them a PostScript file, ask them if they want you to print the document as a positive or negative, and with emulsion-side up or emulsion side-down.

Emulsion-side down is sometimes referred to as mirrored printing, because the image is printed mirrored. This option is also useful for creating transparencies for overhead projectors; you can write on the transparency without damaging the toner on it because the toner will be on the other side if ''Emulsion Down'' is toggled on.


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