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Key Concepts

  • Plates

  • Stock and Sheets

  • Presses

  • Media Tool

Required modules

None

Sample Files

None

Note: If you are starting with this lesson and are not using the lessons in order, you must first import the correct libraries archive found in the lesson folder. In the preferences panel under‘Diagnostics’ click the ‘Import Libraries’ button and choose ‘library-lesson-2-3.phxlib


1. Create Empty Job

Step 1 Create a new job by clicking on the ‘+’ sign in the upper left portion of the Artboard or by selecting “New Job” from the File menu.

2. Apply Plates

Step 1 – Navigate to the Plates panel and drag “1054 x 811 mm 41.275 mm Punch” on to the Artboard. Notice the plate shows up in the view.

Replacing Plates

You can replace the plate in the current view at any time by dragging a different plate on to the Artboard.

3. Apply Sheets

 Step 1 Navigate to the Sheets panel and drag Paperboard 24pt, 380 gsm, “1000mm x 707mmLongon to the Artboard. Notice the sheet shows up in the view.

Replacing Sheets

Like plates, you can replace the sheet in the current view at any time by dragging a different sheet on to the Artboard.

A Note on Sheets and Plates

Phoenix has no strict requirements when it comes to whether you use a sheet or plate or both to build layouts. So in the case of a digital print job you will probably just want to use a sheet, and in some cases you may also just want to use a plate.

4. Apply Presses

Step 1 Navigate to the Presses panel and drag “Digital Press” on to the Artboard. Notice thelayout changes to the sheet specified in the press and there is no longer a plate.

Step 2 Drag the “B1 Press” on to the Artboard. Notice again the layout changes such that thesheet and plate specified in B1 Press are now assigned to the layout.


5. Adjust Media Layout with Media Tool

Step 1 – From the Tools menu click “Media Tool” to show the Media Tool panel.


 Step 2 Change the sheet width to 1020 mm and the height to 730 mm.

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