PRINTER JARGON
What is Full Bleed (and is it as painful as it sounds?)
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Full Bleed is when the printed image goes beyond the page
and is trimmed off for full coverage.
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You must set up your document
correctly in the beginning.
!
Here’s a sample in Adobe InDesign.
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CREATE A NEW DOCUMENT
click on <more options>
4
LIKE MAGIC
the bleed & slug options appear
5
SET YOUR BLEED SIZE
⅛ inch all around is the standard = .125
6
CREATE!
click <okay> and get to work!
!
Just be sure to take your images/colored background
to the bleed line that is now ...
8
EXPORTING YOUR PDF
Go to <marks and bleeds> click <use document bleed settings>
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REMEMBER!
Whatever extends past your page to the bleed line
will be trimmed off in the print production process.
!
Frame an...
www.smithprint.net
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How To Create "Full Bleed" in a Print Document

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Here's a quick "how to" for creating full bleed in InDesign for your print document. This allows your images or background to completely cover the page with no white margins.

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How To Create "Full Bleed" in a Print Document

  1. 1. PRINTER JARGON What is Full Bleed (and is it as painful as it sounds?) 1
  2. 2. Full Bleed is when the printed image goes beyond the page and is trimmed off for full coverage. 2
  3. 3. You must set up your document correctly in the beginning. ! Here’s a sample in Adobe InDesign. 3
  4. 4. CREATE A NEW DOCUMENT click on <more options> 4
  5. 5. LIKE MAGIC the bleed & slug options appear 5
  6. 6. SET YOUR BLEED SIZE ⅛ inch all around is the standard = .125 6
  7. 7. CREATE! click <okay> and get to work! ! Just be sure to take your images/colored background to the bleed line that is now extended past your page size. 7
  8. 8. 8
  9. 9. EXPORTING YOUR PDF Go to <marks and bleeds> click <use document bleed settings> 9
  10. 10. REMEMBER! Whatever extends past your page to the bleed line will be trimmed off in the print production process. ! Frame and size your graphics accordingly! 10
  11. 11. www.smithprint.net 11

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