What is creep, and should I compensate for it?

09/04/20 | Published By Glen Ngo

No, not that kind of creep! In printing, a “Creep” is caused when you have a saddle stitched book
that is over 48 pages, or printing on thicker paper. As the printed signatures are folded down and nested within each other, the thickness of the sheets will push out the inside pages. When the book is trimmed to the final size the inner pages will be smaller than the cover pages. The imposition software compensates for this by scaling the center of most pages so that nothing gets pushed out closer to the trim. You do not need to adjust your files, your amazing printer will do that for you!

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