Artist’s Crash Course: Booklet Printing in InDesign



There are a lot of artists out there that make good money at conventions selling sketchbooks and minicomics printed from their desktop printers. All it takes is Letter-sized sheets of paper and a stapler.

The trick is organizing the pages so they are in the right order when you staple and fold your book down the middle (that’s called 2-Up Saddle Stich binding). Unfortunately, artists that don’t know about InDesign’s booklet printing will often do that page reorganizing (imposition) process by hand in Illustrator or Photoshop as separate documents for each spread.

You don’t have to do that! You can quickly lay out your booklet in InDesign and have it prepare a single PDF file for you, with the imposition taken care of automatically.


Post time: 12-26-2016