New in Version 2009.6


Posted: 14 August 2009

Nine ways to bookbind ... and counting! Just when we thought we had included everything that could possibly be managed within the confines of a booklet, along comes one more variant: Unbound booklets. No, seriously! Check it out.


Say you need to quote an assortment of items that may or may not be on the same paper, some printed by offset, some digital, with shared ink colors. Couldn't be simpler. Pretend it's a booklet, unbound, and let the booklet module consolidate everything: Paper, ink, setup charges. If you need to slide in the odd piece that wouldn't qualify as a bookpage, include it as an insert.

That's one of the new features in V2009.6. Another is a refinement in the way booklets are presented in Estimates, Acknowledgments, and Invoices. The new custom carbonless sets, in particular, cried out for a better description. Three parts instead of six pages, for openers.

The first item in the sample estimate happens to be an unbound booklet. Except for the letter 'B' in the item number, you'd never know it. More to the point, neither will your customer. The page count (the '20' in 20P-D1/1) now takes into account multiple originals, another tweak.

To round out custom padding introduced in V2009.5, you now have built-in product items for carbonless sheets, one for offset, one for digital, along with matching in-Stock paper. Because it's unlikely that any carbonless part of the same color and coating will be used more than once in the same set, all custom-padded pages are considered inserts. That means a 5-1/2x8-1/2 form printed on an 8-1/2x11 press sheet will be treated as one part two-up, not two parts.


This should be the final version before the Passport, Express, and Silver editions go commercial. The Gold will stay on beta.

. . . . .  Hal Heindel