Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
Adobe Indesign Document Setup for brochure !!! Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
Search Search Module
Collapse

Advertisement Advertisement Module
Collapse

Latest Topics Latest Topics Module
Collapse

  • PrintDriver
    Reply to Templates- to use or not?
    PrintDriver
    The license at 123rf doesn't allow for full transfer of the image license you purchased. According to those rules, it sounds like when you sign over the design and the images, you are telling the client...
    Today, 11:33 AM
  • HotButton
    Comment on need some advice concerning coffee company's logo
    HotButton
    Well again, designers get paid for their ideas. If those who are being paid have not presented viable solutions, they must be sent back to keep working it, or replaced by a different paid provider who...
    Today, 11:33 AM
  • HotButton
    Reply to Best way to do transparency on drop caps?
    HotButton
    If the color behind the text is a solid color, your best bet is to make a swatch color that would simulate (approximate) the desired transparency and apply it to the drop cap. If there is some form of...
    Today, 11:28 AM
  • Melina635
    Reply to Templates- to use or not?
    Melina635
    Damn, they really laid it out!!! Thanks for looking that up! Good thing I asked about templates on this thread before buying them!

    As far as my current work situation, my Boss knows I freelance...
    Today, 11:21 AM
  • PrintDriver
    Reply to Logo Design for Neighborhood Council
    PrintDriver
    Be careful of the colors you select. That bright light green is not reproducible in 4-color printing.
    Plus it is visually weak in comparison to the rest of the words....
    Today, 10:55 AM

X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Adobe Indesign Document Setup for brochure !!!

    Hi Buddies...

    I've been working as a web-developer for few years. I've never designed yet for printing purpose. Now I've been assigned a work to design a trifolded brochure of a company. Here, all I need to know is about the document setup before starting the design. I'm thinking to use Adobe Indesign CS2 for this very purpose. Though I'm very new to Indesign, I've gathered some ideas from online resources which I think will be enough for completing the brochure design. However, I'm a bit confused regarding the document setup. Normally, as far I know, most of trifold brochures are designed in the Letter size paper. Hence, I also used the same size for my design. When I check the layout in Indesign workarea, I see the red rectangle boundry within the the black boundry. Black boundry reaches to 11 inches in width and 8 inches in height which is the exact size of letter size paper. Now the very thing confusing me is whether to design my entire work inside the red boundry or inside the black boundry. Please let me know about this thing and help me solve this problem. Any sort of suggestion would be highly praised. Thanx in advance.

    sayamish

  • #2
    First, letter paper is 8.5" x 11"

    The red border you see is called a margin. You can re-set that in the Layout Menu. You can design all the way out to the black border. However...

    Are you doing a full bleed or will your brochure have white borders?

    If doing full bleed, check with your printer how much bleed off the 'paper' (outside the black border) you will need for trim.

    If you are leaving white edges or have a "paper" colored background, ask your printer what the safety is and hold your margins and design inside the black line by that amount. Safety is the allowance the printer needs to keep what's important on the paper.

    If you don't know the terms maybe Morea can come up with a printer glossary for you. Or you can Google for one.

    Comment


    • #3
      thanx....

      Hello Printdrive...
      Many thanx for ur suggestion and sorry for typo regarding the size of letter-sized paper. I should have mentioned 8.5 inches for width and 11 inches for height. I'll check with the suggestion that u've posted. Once again...thanx for prompt posting.

      Comment

      Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2015 Mediabistro Inc.
      Working...
      X