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I would like to print crop marks around my document (an invitation). The invitation has a smaller size than the physical paper and the crop marks aid in the cutting process. Using the crop package, here is what I currently have:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
\usepackage[dvips=false,pdftex=false,vtex=false,paperwidth=4in,paperheight=6in,margin=0.25in,bottom=1in,top=1in,nohead]{geometry}
\usepackage[letter,pdflatex,landscape,center]{crop}
\pagestyle{empty}

\begin{document}%
\crop[cam]
\centering

{\Huge Example Invitation}\\[1.5 in]

\begin{Large}
Date\\%
\&\\%
Time\\
\end{Large}\vspace{0.5in}

{\large Location}
\end{document} 

Since the invitation itself is only 4x6 in, I should be able print two invitations on each letter-sized piece of paper. The crop package has a mount2 option, but I was not able to get it to work. Has anyone ever done this?

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The mount2 option isn't designed for placing multiple logical pages on one physical sheet of paper, it only suppresses the inner crop marks - the process of assembling the pages is left to you, which can be done as shown in Harish Kumar's answer. Unfortunately, this fact isn't stated very cleary in the crop manual. –  diabonas Mar 29 '12 at 17:19
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You can use pdfpages. package for this. First produce a pdf file of your invitations (with tight border) (I used snip tool and took a screen shot. Hence quality is not very good.). Then you can include them in another file like this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage[letterpaper,bindingoffset=0.2in,left=1in,right=1in,top=1in,bottom=1in]{geometry}
% ----------------------------------------------------------------
\begin{document}
\includepdf [pages=-,booklet,landscape]{capture.pdf}
\end{document}

enter image description here

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Thanks, pdfpages ended up being useful, but I had to do the following: \includepdf[pages={1,1},nup=1x2,landscape,noautoscale]{test.pdf} This inserts the invitation image (test.pdf) twice on the same page and does not rescale anything. In generating the invitation image, I had to make the physical paper size smaller so that the multiple copies would fit on the final physical sheet, while still showing a portion of the crop marks, i.e.: \usepackage[pdflatex,center,cam,height=7in,width=5in]{crop} –  WMG Mar 30 '12 at 1:58
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