Fore-Edge type printing

mimosin8's picture

Hey guys,
I thought, this would be the best way to find out if there’s a way to generate a text to print on the fore edge that doesn’t involve doing it manually.
Does it make sense?

By the way, I am student, and it is for a school project.

cerulean's picture

You may need to illustrate what you mean.

mimosin8's picture

I was thinking of Sagmeister’s book, like the link below.

cerulean's picture

Hmm. Here's how I would do it: Most graphics programs have a setting for the "paste offset", which is where the content of the clipboard will be dropped relative to where it was picked up. If your layout software has this, set it to move left a distance that equals the width of the image or text you want on the edges (stretching it wider than it will actually appear may help with the math and to straighten telltale curves) divided by the number of right-hand pages in the book. On the first page, place your image or text almost all the way off the page, the left edge of it just barely on the right edge of the page. Copy it. Turn the page. Paste. While it's still selected, copy it again. Turn the page. Paste. Copy. Repeat until you're done. Then go through again and crop each instance to a guideline so only that strip on the edge of the page shows up. I can't think of a way to make it more automated than that. You could set up keystroke macros if you're into that sort of thing, but it's probably easier to just do it.

mimosin8's picture

yeah, that was my first idea, but I guess I was being lazy, and thinking there was a way to create the image automatically.
But thanks a lot, I will go ahead and give it a shot

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