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02-03-2005, 02:26 AM
I've laidout a document in InDesign and exported it to PDF (I have Acrobat 7 PRO), I've created bleeds for the overun items and selected "USE DOCUMENT BLEED SETTING" but I'm don't need the bleed or crop marks because I'm printing on A4 sheet. I have a graphic that runs off the bottom of the page but everytime I print it out with my laser printer it cuts it off and doesn't print to edge. Can anyone help me with this? I usually get an outside print house to do all the printing so I've never really done this before.
02-03-2005, 02:36 AM
In short - you can't.
Printing to a laser on A4 paper will not allow ink to bleed off the edges. There will always be a white border. When you send your files out they are printed on oversized paper with bleed and crops and then cut down later.
You will have to print on oversized paper or alter your design so that it deosn't need bleed
02-03-2005, 02:45 AM
if you can shrink the whole thing a little bit, then you can have your bleed and crops, and trim of the rest, usually have to shrink the whole thing by 5%-10% at the most
... Have no fear of perfection - You will never reach it ...
If you're going to shrink to get the marks, best to do that from Acrobat where it's just a switch.
BTW, the statement that you can't print to the edge of a sheet on a laser isn't always true. The last laser we had did this--mind you, it's not good for the laser!
And if you have a laser that handles larger sheets, you of course, just print to that and trim.