How do you get your pages — printed from your desktop or prepared for commercial printing — into the proper printing order? Some page layout programs do this automatically. At other times you need plug-ins, XTensions, or stand-alone programs to impose your pages for printing booklets, newsletters, or books. The products listed do not include many of the high-end programs used in high volume commercial print production facilities. These are programs more suitable to individuals and smaller volume production needs.
This list updated September 2010.
© Visions Edge
Vision's Edge QuarkXPress XTension easily lets you convert reader's spreads into printer's spreads for proper printing of booklets. Also allows the printing of specific spreads. Download a Demo. For OS X/Mac Versions 8.0.1, 7.1, 6.0, 4.0.1
© Blue Squirrel
Print booklets, brochures, and other multi-page documents with a few clicks. Add predefined or custom watermarks, rearrange pages, impose for perfect binding. Under $50 software has a version for OS X (Including Intel Macs) and another for OS 6, 7, 8, 9. Latest: Version 4.0.0 - September 2008
© InDesign Imposition Plugin
Converts your file to PDF, imposes it, then puts it back into a new InDesign document. Handles creep, business card and booklet imposition, more. Compatible with InDesign CS3, CS4, and CS5 on Mac or PC. Under $100 and you can purchase online via PayPal or Credit Card.
This QuarkXPress XTension from Dynagram provide a variety of imposition styles for your document. Demo is available for download. Version 8.0
© Quite Software
Standard and Plus plug-ins for Adobe Acrobat offers a variety of imposition options plus page numbering, masking, and the ability to add pages from other PDF files. Demos are available. Pricing
Latest release: 2.9b (24 February 2009)