I have a job that that has a bunch of sequentially numbered postcards (100x150mm). In a typical run there are around 2000 cards done. I set for a digital press that uses SRA3 size card (450x320) so would like to set them up to print 8 per sheet as 4 rows, 2 columns with the sheet in portrait orientation. Because they’re sequentially numbered on the front i’d like to set it up such that when the run is trimmed on the guillotine, all I need to do is stack each pile in order on top of one another to get the entire set in sequence.
So, for my example the (say) top left slot sheet 1 will have page 1, sheet 2 page 2, sheet 3, page 3 etc all the way down to sheet (2000 / 8 =) 250. In the next slot of sheet 1 (say, the top right ) the numbering then starts at 251 down through the sheets to 500, and so on through all the page slots to eventually accommodate all 2000 cards, 8 to view on 250 sheets. When they’re trimmed I only need to stack each trimmed stack on top of one another to keep them all in sequence.
Reading a few of the questions on this board makes me think it’s also the same problem as several users have described in printing perfect bound books with multiple pages per sheet.
I can’t see any obvious way of doing this. Can it be done?