Adding grommets

During the production of banner or other large format products, sometimes grommets must be added.
To add marks, where these grommets shall be placed after the product is printed, this Switchboard action can be used.

Define the settings

To define the positioning of the grommets, the margin for all 4 edges can be defined.

Of course the number of grommets for the horizontal and vertical edges must be defined. The internal calculation will determine the distance between the grommets.

Inspecting the result

Marks for the grommets will be positioned accordingly to the defined settings.

Grommets by distance

An additional way to add grommets to the document is by defining the distance between the grommets vertically and horizontally.

Adding own types of grommets

It is possible to add own types of grommets.
Just click on the menu button in the lower left and select "Manage type of grommets"

An Explorer/Finder window will open.
Just copy your own grommet as an PDF into this folder. Please mention, that the PDF must have the exact size of the grommet, as it will be positioned 1:1 onto the PDF.
Each Library has its own set of grommets. If you want to have your grommets in all your Libraries - just repeat the steps and copy your own grommets into all your Libraries.

When you have copied the own grommets PDF into the folder, go back to the Switchboard, click the "back" arrow in the upper left corner and select one of the grommet Actions again.
The new grommet will show up in the "Type" pop up menu.
Added grommets will be available in both "grommet" Switchboard Actions.

How to place grommets using the CLI

This Switchboard action is based on a Fixup using several Variables to define the placement.

Pleasse see this article how to use this functionality e.g. using the LCI