How to create manuals

Long documents such as manuals and reports may require page composition, chapter definition, page numbering as well as tabs. Produce even the most complex project with ease, and deliver great color too.


1.    Driver-based imposition

Fiery® Booklet Maker lets you print multiple pages of a job from any application, in several booklet styles, without the need for more advanced imposition programs.


2.    Custom imposition

Fiery Impose is a visual document layout application that allows customization of bleed area and crop marks.


3.    Complex booklets

Fiery JobMaster provides advanced PDF-based job preparation functions.  Intuitive document assembly includes fully visual tab insertion and design, page-level ticketing, finishing, scanning and powerful late-stage-editing features.

4.   Automate makeready

Automate the makeready process for brochures and newsletters by using the Hot Folders, Presets, or Virtual Printers workflows.

  • Download guide:  Automate job submission with Fiery tools
  • eLearning: FIERY-220 Creating Automated Workflows

  • 5.    Document composition

    Fiery Compose simplifies printing of booklets and manuals by providing media assignment, tab printing, chapterization and multiple finishing options; plus a visual and interactive user interface.

    6.    Spot colors

    Complex manuals and documents often include logos and brand colors defined with spot colors such as PANTONE®. Fiery servers support PANTONE and other color systems to match a desired spot color on a given printer.

    7.    Accurate color

    Fiery Servers correctly render and produce accurate colors for documents containing a mix of spot colors, multiple color spaces, transparencies and overprints


    8.    Last minute touch-ups and corrections

    Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor interactive tool adjusts images in a job individually, without opening and editing the file in the originating application. Adjust brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, color balance and sharpness; and make red-eye corrections on any image.

    9.    Troubleshooting files

    Use advanced Fiery tools to identify and correct file issues before printing such as missing fonts, spot colors, low-resolution images, mixed source colors, hairlines below threshold, overprints, artifacts, transparencies and PostScript errors. Fiery ImageViewer provides a pixel level preview of a raster file to pinpoint source of problem (file, engine or job processing), and also enables last-minute color adjustments.