Imposition Studio v6

for Windows & macOS


About Imposition Studio

Imposition Studio is the easiest imposition software ever with all professional features for digital Print houses & offset printing presses. It is also the most economical professional software of its kind.



Windows - Double click the downloaded installer to install Imposition Studio.

Mac OSX - Drag the Imposition Studio application from the opened disk Image to your applications folder.



The Imposition Studio help documentation should address most questions.

Imposition Studio online help can be accessed from the help menu within Imposition Studio, or at: Online help documentation


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Added features, fixes and changes

Version 6.1.4 (December 19 2019)

• Fixed an error on open output PDF files from workflow.

• Editing objects from click on preview pane improved.

• Fixed an error on restore all settings.

• Fixed a creep error on rotated layouts.

• More user contributions added on localization library.

• Localization version updated to 0.73.

• Update command now updates page sizes.

• Added auto search on link update.

• Option added for searching for missing PDF links.

• Added warning when a relocated PDF link file found on search.

• Added double line OMR marks for roll cutters.

• Added color bar swatch size option.

Version 6.1.3 (November 28 2019)

• Added option for disabling output PDF optimizations.

• Added option to include job info to PDF file as system wide searchable keywords.

• Fixed an output error on workflow.

• Fixed incomplete signature error on workflow.

• Folding & centre marks now outputs correctly on gray mode.

• Improved PDF engine.

• localization engine updated.

Version 6.1.2 (November 4 2019)

• Page and paper size menus now display correctly on Windows.

• Fixed an issue on manual imposition with book option.

• Fixed an issue on applying auto pagination.

• Fixed an issue on changing slug line text from output window.

• More options on CTP plate preview color selection window.

• More options on paper preview color selection window.

Version 6.1.1 (October 29 2019)

• Fixed an activation error on some license versions.

• Added update menu on workflow queue items.

• Now shows messages on some workflow queue errors.

• Added 'run minimised' button on workflow window.

• Changed some workflow window behaviours.

• Fixed a workflow error in cut & stack layouts.

Version 6.1 (October 26 2019)

• Fixed color profile error.

• Fixed deactivation not possible error.

• Fixed workflow item sorting error.

• Fixed page number related error on workflow.

• Fixed spot color error on swatch & slug line.

• Fixed completed files delete error on some workflows.

• Fixed some activation related errors.

• Fixed slug line issue in some output modes.

• Fixed link error shows after opening section sewing job.

• Fixed French version printer selection error.

• Fixed PDF link list shuffling error.

• Fixed PDF link half form auto disable.

• Fixed Barcode & OMR mark output error.

• Fixed template window restore last selection error.

• Fixed version update connection error.

• Added deactivation permission for all slots.

• Added spot color checking on each signature mode.

• Added selective marks in gray mode.

• Added show notes on open preference.

• Added section starting number option.

• Added slug line offset for company info slug line.

• Added file name on slug line option.

• Added used page numbers on slug line option.

• Added rename output files when locked option.

• Added auto correction for damaged preferences.

• Added show layout preview workflow preference.

• Added mute all sounds option on workflow preference.

• Added many user contributions of language updates to localization engine.

• Added user contributions sections in templates list.

• Added run minimized workflow preference.

• Added PDF link list multi selection move.

• Added offset apply mode for Barcode & OMR mark.

• Added opposite offset option for Barcode & OMR mark.

• Added extract PDF pages utility.

• Added delete PDF pages utility.

• Added language localization version update option.

• Added common back side pages option in combine PDF utility.

• Added alternate page combine option in combine PDF utility.

• Added custom crop area preview in CTP mode.

• Now output correctly with crop in custom crop area mode.

• Changed document closing behavior.

• Changed view output PDF file opening behavior.

• Changed workflow preview behaviors.

• Improved workflow performance.

• Improved many workflow behaviors.

• Improved job information section.

• Improved localization engine.

• Improved layout preview speed.

• Online user guide updated and improved.

• And many small improvements and changes

* Highly recommended update for all v6 users

Version 6.0.2 (September 4 2019)

• Fixed an activation related issue.

Version 6.0.1 (January 27 2019)

• Some small fixes.

Version 6.0 (Jan 9 2019)

• Localized for all major languages

• Fully functional 7 day free trial now available for all.

• Up to 3X faster layout opening.

• Up to 2X faster PDF links importing.

• Up to 5X faster PDF links saving.

• Improved Layout file saving time.

• 64-Bit version for Windows.

• 64-Bit version for macOS

• Output PDF preview mode added

• Retina / Hi-DPI monitor support added

• Hi-Resolution layout preview mode added

• Cutter/Slitter information added

• Barcode sheet wise printing options added

• Barcode reference ID auto options added

• New workflow options added

• High volume output support added (100,000+ pages)

• Multiple sluglines on a signature added

• More slugline control options added

• More separation color name options added

• Multiple color bar added

• More lay mark styles added

• More preflight criteria added

• Soft proofing action button added

• More action buttons added

• More informations on info panel

• Improved automatic workflow

• Gang run front & back auto synchronization option added

• Distorted output option added

• Flexo distortion compensation calculator utility added

• Note preview added to templates window

• Transparency preview on colors & Separations..

• Custom color preview options for CTP plate & Paper / media

• Improved interface for larger monitors

• Added 'Solid Swatches Only' colorbar option.

• Transparency simulation on preview added

• Added bounding box option in repair PDF utility.

• Convert to profile now works on PDF to image utilities.

• Improved PDF utilities.

• Transparency preview button added.

• Now Keeps same output file size as source on most layouts.

• Faster output PDF preview.

• Built-in help documents added for many sections

• User contributory localizations added for many languages.

• And many small improvements


• Fixed an issue with collating marks on section sewing books

• Fixed paper center marks placement

• Links modified error on macOS (High Sierra) fixed

• Fixed an issue when the layout contain multiple clone copies on a signature

• Manual front & back alignment error fixed

• Color bar align error fixed

• Files are now lists in correct order in lists & menu items.

• Workflow engine napping time bug fixed

• Fixed output size error on custom crop size.

• Custom output file name on single sided layout now works.

• Fixed an output file name error on single sided plain cut sheet jobs.

• Fixed an error'Layout file corrupted' shows on some OS versions.

• Fixed Workflow link error with repaired PDF.

• Smaller layout file size option now working.

• Crop Box import error fixed

• Import window preview now shows bounding boxes correctly

• Keyboard navigation on signature list now works.

• Fixed insufficient page error on workflow.

• And many small bug fixes


• Offline PDF user guide is not available with this release.

  Use online help documentation instead.


Available languages

English (Default)
Spanish - Español
French - français
German - Deutsch
Italian - Italiano
Portuguese - Português
Dutch - Nederlands
Swedish - Svenska
Danish - dansk
Finnish - Suomalainen
Norwegian - norsk
Russian - Русский
Polish - Polskie
Czech - čeština
Romanian - Română
Greek - ελληνικά
Hungarian - Magyar
Japanese - 日本語
Simplified Chinese - 简体中文
Traditional Chinese - 繁体中文
Korean - 한국어
Arabic - العربية
Hebrew - עברית
Turkish - Türkçe
Bulgarian - български
Georgian - ქართული
Ukrainian - Українська
Malay - Melayu
Indonesian - bahasa Indonesia
Thai - ไทย
Farsi - فارسی
Hindi - हिंदी
Malayalam - മലയാളം


System Requirements

Windows : Windows 7 SP1 or above

Mac : macOS Lion to macOS Catalina 10.15 or above.

Minimum Screen resolution : 1280 x 800

Retina / Hi-DPI monitor support available on Windows & macOS versions (Yosemite or above).

PDF Viewer : A PDF viewer application like Adobe Reader for viewing output PDF.

Available versions :

   Windows 32bit - Windows 7 SP1 and above.

   Windows 64bit - Windows 7 SP1 and above.

   macOS 64bit - macOS Yosemite 10.10.5 ~ macOS Catalina 10.15 or above.

   macOS 64bit - macOS Lion to Mavericks.

   (For Windows XP SP3, use Imposition Studio v5)


Previous Versions History

Version  5.1.1  ( Nov 23 2016 )

• Link window now showing updated page preview.

• Shows alert when an old layout with custom bleed.

• Page Box repair now works as expected.

• Auto Numbers of PDF Pages in a Form.

• Auto Cut & Stack sheet numbers.

• Custom output name now works with workflow.

• Option for completing Workflow regardless of number of pages error.

• Now Keeps activation after update.

• And many small bug fixes.


Version  5.1  ( Oct 15 2016 )

• Added layout Preflight checking.

• Added one click QuickLayout menu.

• Added Quick Actions tool panel.

• Added automatic bleed control.

• Added application wide measurement unit.

• Added user defined page rotation check and repair.

• Added Custom output PDF file name.

• Added custom plate gripper offset.

• Added layout preferences presets.

• Added vertical colour bar.

• Added memory options for huge output PDF files.

• User templates are now customisable.

• Added more templates & examples.

• Added sample PDF files for test layouts.

• OMR Barcodes now handles multiple feeders.

• PDF link transformation problem fixed.

• Custom colour bar problem fixed.

• Improved automatic workflow.

• Improved OMR barcodes.

• Improved cut & stack mode.

• Improved printing paper selector.

• Added many small bug fixes.


Version  5.0.4  ( Aug 26 2016 )

• Improved PDF engine

• Fixed flickering on Windows.

• Fixed collating shift on rotated pages.

• Fixed auto updater bug.

• Fixed auto deactivation bug.

• Some more small fixes.


Version  5.0.3  ( Mar 24 2016 )

• Improved PDF engine

• Improved PDF Transparency.

• Fixed Ruler info text (Windows).

• Some more small fixes.


Version  5.0.2  ( Mar 12 2016 )

• Added Disable Creep for a page.

• Fixed Create PDF for Digital Proofing Error.

• Fixed Manual Wizard Custom Links behaviour.

• Fixed Activation Error.

• Updated PDF Engine.


Version  5.0.1  ( Mar 10 2016 )

• Added Step & Repeat.

• Added Group Cut & Stack.

• Added Gang Run Method.

• Added Barcode Support.

• Added OMR Marks.

• Added Manual Override Page Numbers.

• Added Individual PDF Page Transform on Size, Position and Scale.

• Added Mixed Full & Half Form Output.

• Added Calibrated Layout Preview with ICC Profiles.

• Added Backdrop PDF Support.

• Added New Creep method.

• Added Customisable Colour Bars.

• Added Transparent Pages.

• Added More Register Mark Options.

• Added embedding icc profiles method.

• Improved Section Sewing.

• Improved Automated Work-flow.

• Improved Preview Speed.

• Improved Output Speed.

• Improved File Size optimisation.

• Updated PDF Engine.

• More Templates Added.

• More Signature options Added.

• Many bug fixes.


Version  4.8.5  ( Sep 28 2013 )

• Drag re-arrange PDF Links

• Paper Center Mark on Bottom

• Added PDF/X version settings for RIP compatibility.

• Added Save/Load function for Signature settings.

• Added Some Keyboard Shortcuts.

• Some key-press behaviours changed.

• Editing Signatures behaviour changed.

• Number of PDF links in a signature settings now flexible.

• Preview of PDF links improved.

• Improved PDF Engine.


Version  4.8.4  ( July 25 2013 )

• Slow Interface bug under Windows OS fixed

• Paper Centre Marks Added

• All Marks to Grayscale Added

• LayMark Position Added

• Speed improvements on Interface

• Many Bug fixes


Version  4.8.3  ( February 7 2013 )

• Manual Imposition Window Nil Error Fixed


Version  4.8.2  ( February 4 2013 )

• Bounding Box error Fixed


Version  4.8.1  ( January 30 2013 )

• Single Page Output Bug fixed

• Page Size Menu Error fixed


Version  4.8.0  ( January 28 2013 )

• Creates 2up Layout directly from PDF

• Duplex Alignment now moves in both ways

• PDF Bounding Boxes added on Output

• Takes Page Sizes from PDF links

• Link Status bug Fixed


Version  4.7.2  ( January 22 2013 )

• icc profile bug fixed.


Version  4.7.1  ( January 17 2013 )

• Faster PDF Engine.

• Faster File Open/Save/View

• 100% Cocoa

• Many Bug fixes

• Released on Mac App Store (v4.7)


Version  4.6  ( October 15 2012 )

• Improved Workflow.

• Improved Signature Preview in Windows.

• Many Bug fixes


Version  4.5  ( August 6 2012 )

• Creates any New Layouts with 4 mouse clicks.

• All new Automatic New Layout Assistant.

• New Layout modes - Book, Brochure & Cut & Stack.

• Huge Speed improvements on Open, Preview, Output, Import, Color check etc...

• Single Cut method added for Cut & Stack.

• Work & Turn option in New Layout Assistant & Signature Settings.

• Layout Page Number Preview in New Layout Assistant

• Preserving Pagination including Numbers on Signature layout adjustments.

• Added ability to Move Pages in Signature Preview

• Ruler on Signature Viewer

• Multi File Selection in PDF Links Window

• Collating Marks

• Editing of Folding / Binding Gaps affects both Signature Sides

• More options for Slug Line

• More options for Color Strip

• More Signature Commands

• Paper Size display in Signature Viewer.

• Many Bug fixes


Version  4.2  ( March 26 2012 )

•  Fixed some Ripping Errors

•  Profile behavior Changed

•  Trim OutputPDF Fixed

•  Embedding PDF objects Changed


Version  4.1.3  ( March 21 2012 )

•  Added Custom Colorbar Option

•  Added Custom Output Profile Option

•  Added 4 New Templates

    •  Not Fit on Paper Error behaviour changed


Version  4.1.2  ( March 15 2012 )

•  Black boarder bug fixed

•  Workflow error fixed


Version  4.1.1  ( March 14 2012 )

•  Import Link error fixed


Version  4.1  ( March 13 2012 )

•  Added Collect & Archive Option

•  Made PowerPC version available

•  Enabled New Version Update Option

•  New Registration options

•  New Preview edit methods.

•  New Side Lay option.

•  Improved Interface.


Version  4.0.1  ( March 8 2012 )

•  Gripper Size bug solved

•  Added Page Trim option

•  Output PDF Page on Digital method changed

•  Page preview on Digital method changed


Version  4.0  ( March 4 2012 )

•  Huge Speed improvements

•  Reduced output PDF sizes

•  Improved Color, Separation and Image information

•  Improved Import & Export Speed

•  Added Batch Output

•  Added Automated Workflow

•  Combine PDF utility

•  Split PDF utility

•  PDF to Image converter utility

•  Image to PDF converter utility

•  Convert Spread to Page utility

•  Rotate PDf files utility

•  Manual imposition bug fixed

•  Improved Interface

•  and more..


Version  3.8  ( June 12 2011 )

•  Preview Available for Windows version

•  Creep Settings now complete

•  Improved Color, Separation and Image information

•  Improved Import & Export Speed

•  Some Crop Mark bugs Fixed

•  Special Color swatch & Slug issue solved

•  Save for email option added

•  Some stability issue solved

•  More layout Templates


Version  3.7  ( December 15 2010 )

•  270 rotation error fixed

•  Some PDF error fixed  

•  More layout Templates


Version  3.6  ( September 9 2010 )

•  Multi page editing

•  Copy signature settings between sides 

•  Low memory error fix (windows)

•  Blank page export fixed

•  Signature Shift added

•  Page Shift added

•  Export time reduced 25%

•  Crop mark overlap fixed

•  Now fully supports non adobe PDF files 

•  Free Combine PDF

•  Free Booklet Maker   

•  More layout Templates


Version  3.5  ( August 6 2010 )

•  Page Preview added (Mac only)

•  Auto Signature selection added

•  Compatibility problem with some RIPs fixed

•  More Templates added


Version  3.1  ( July 1 2010 )

•  CorelDraw PDF bug fixed.

•  PDF Link Panel bug Fixed


Version  3.0.4  ( May 16 2010 )

•  Initial release of new version for both platforms, written from the scratch.

•  removed the dependency of InDesign. Exports to PDF within the application.

•  User can create any type of templates

•  View the layout before exporting

•  Customizable crop & folding Marks


Version  2.0  ( July 2009 )

•  Abandoned  development of v2 for

   a brand new version from the scratch for both platforms


Version  1.0.3  ( June 19 2008 )

•  Demo updated


Version  1.0.3 ( May 13 2008 )

•  Fixed plate size change

•  PDF user guide


Version  1.0.2 ( May 10 2008 )

•  Crop marks improved

•  8 up layout allowed in demo


Version  1.0 ( May 3 2008 )

•  Initial release


Statutory Requirements

Making an imposition for a print jobs is complex, so be sure to understand the basic concepts of printing. Imposition Studio only allows you to make automatic impositioning as per your information. Actual printing may need modifications or error checking of the resulted PDF files.


Data Safety and Integrity

Imposition Studio is continually under development and is provided without any guarantees or warranties as to its fitness for purpose or functionality apart from those required under the relevant laws in your jurisdiction. This means that the program may contain bugs which have not been identified. If any issues affecting data integrity are found they will be posted at


Copyright & License Information

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The information in this document is subject to change without notice. The software described in this document (Devalipi Software Imposition Studio) is offered under a single-user license agreement. Unlicensed users of Devalipi Software Imposition Studio may permitted to use for 30 days. Licensing Imposition Studio entitles the license holder to a single-user or multi-user license (specified on the license) which enables the user(s) to continue using Imposition Studio beyond their 30 day pre-registration limit on the registered computer.


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