Step & Repeat: multiple item variant
Production Job > Impose > Step & Repeat
Availability: Basic / Version 1.7
Step & Repeat Mode allows the user to repeat columns and rows of Print Items which all have the same dimension.
In this article, you will learn how to Impose Print Items of the same dimension using Step & Repeat Mode in the Impose Editor.
1. Create the Imposition
In the Workflow, you have the option of creating a Step & Repeat imposition with multiple print items. To accomplish this you have to select and open a Production Job  and then switch to the Impose  tab. If no Impose data is available you can choose between three different modes. In this case we will use Step & Repeat mode .
Figure 1: The Impose tab in a Production Job without an existing imposition scheme
2. Impose Editor
Figure 2: The opened Impose Editor with default settings after choosing Step & Repeat mode
3. Step & Repeat with multiple Print Items of the same dimension
3.1. Selection of the print object
To create a Step & Repeat Imposition with several print items of the same size, you have different settings, some of which are decisive for optimising the imposition. With this Step & Repeat mode you have the possibility to mount several different print items of the same size. If you have a Production Job with several print items, you can select specific print items to be mounted individually under the Print Items tab . Select the print items using the checkbox  at the top left corner of the thumbnail.
Figure 3: An overview of the Print Items tab
3.2. Impose settings
We can create a Step & Repeat imposition with several print items of the same size, by selecting specific options in the Artboard tab. In our example, we want to mount the print items in 6 columns and 3 rows  using Step & Repeat  under the Artboard Settings tab . Furthermore, a Spacing  of 3 mm and a Margin  on the top, bottom, left and right of 2 mm should be entered.
Figure 4: An overview of the Artboard Settings Tab
3.3. Add Marks
In the Impose Editor you can add specific Marks to either: individual print items, all print items as a group or to the Artboard. In Step & Repeat mode you will find a Rectangle  applied to the grouped print items by default. You can add additional Marks for any cutter (i.e., Zünd Cutter, Sei Labelmaster, etc.) in the Marks tab  through the Add Mark drop-down menu . In this example we only want the default Rectangle Mark, which should be added to the grouped print items .
Figure 5: An overview of the Marks tab in the Impose Editor
3.4. Saving the Imposition
To save the Imposition, click on Save  in the header bar.
Figure 6: An overview of the Impose Editor with the finished Step & Repeat Imposition
The Save Imposition dialog opens (see Fig. 7) . We can confirm the following attributes: Artboard Size, print items names, the requested number of print items and the number of Imposed print items.
Figure 7: The Save Imposition dialog