Prepare imposition


Use manual or digital techniques to prepare the arrangement of the pages on the printer’s sheet to reduce the cost and time of the printing process. Take various factors into account such as the format, the number of pages, the binding technique, and the fibre direction of the printing material.

Alternative labels

arrange imposition
prepare impositions
organise imposition
ready imposition
plan imposition
preparing imposition

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Prepare imposition is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Imagesetter: Imagesetters process images and graphic templates by using phototypesetting machines. They optimise the templates for the best possible result by determining the right arrangement of text and image on the print sheet. The product is then set onto photo paper or film.
Typesetter: Typesetters ensure that printed text is correctly set and visually pleasing. While typesetting was originally done manually and later employed techniques like linotype and phototypesetting, almost all typesetting is now done digitally using design programs or specialised typesetting programs.

Optional skill

Prepare imposition is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Prepare imposition – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022