I've created a 40 page photo book in InDesign. They are 8.5X11 portrait facing pages and I'm printing the book using the Booklet printing dialog onto 11X17" paper with 2 page signatures on the front and the back sides of the paper. I'm printing from my iMac to a Canon Pro-1000 printer from InDesign using Print Booklet. When I print, I have to feed a sheet into the printer and wait for it to print than flip it over and print the next spread onto the back of the paper. I'm wondering if there's a way to configure the booklet print dialog that would enable me to print just the front side spreads first, with the 10 sheets of paper loaded in the top feed and automatically fed, than specify the spreads for the backs of the sheets, flip the pages, load them up and print them? I tried to specify a page range to print (such as the first spread, pages 1 and 8) using various notations such as 1-8, 1,8, etc, but it just printed out page 1 with a blank next to it and then page 8 with a blank next to it.
Is there a way to specify a spread like 1,8 6,3 for the front side spreads on two sheets and then 2,7 4,5 for the back side spreads for my first signature? God, I hope so!
I did some research and tried outputting the file to a postscript file and import it into Adobe Acrobat to create a PDF for printing, however I was disappointed in the print quality... it gained contrast and the color was slightly off. My settings might not have been accurate for outputting to the .ps file, or the images suffered from going through too many conversions.. I don't know.
Printing directly from inDesign, I use a specific icc profile for the printer/paper combo and it prints beautifully. When I print the PDF file, I use that same profile, but I get the added contrast and slight color shift. Any ideas anyone? Help! I want to make 6-8 of these books and can't see loading and turning each sheet of paper one at a time!!