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ADDING CROP & BLEED

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

 

Sometimes we may request for your artwork to have crop & bleed marks. This can be something we add on for you in-house but it can be a lengthy process when we don't have the original InDesign or Illustrator files.

 

To get your files into production as fast as possible, it is best to provide these at the beginning. That way,  we can ensure everything runs smoothly with your job.

ADDING CROP & BLEED IN INDESIGN

InDesign - Step One

STEP ONE

 

When creating your document, make sure it is set for print and not web.

 

Set up the size of your pages and make sure you have margins no smaller than 5mm.

 

Set the bleed to 3mm.

InDesign - Step Two

STEP TWO

 

While you are creating your document, make sure anything that is to be printed to the edge of the page reaches the bleed (red line).

 

All text and images that need to stay on the page must sit inside the margin (pink line) or run the risk of being trimmed!

InDesign - Step Three

STEP THREE

 

Once finished, go to File > Export to create your Adobe PDF (Print).

 

Select General > All > Pages.

 

Select both the crop & bleed marks, as well as "Use Document Bleed Settings"

ADDING CROP & BLEED IN ILLUSTRATOR

Illustrator - Step One

STEP ONE

 

When creating your document, make sure it is for print.

 

Set up the size of your pages and make sure you have margins no smaller than 5mm.

 

Set the bleed to 3mm.

STEP TWO

 

Add guidelines 3mm in from all four edges. These lines are where your print will be trimmed so make sure all text is 5mm away from this.

 

Anything outside of the guidelines will run the risk of being trimmed off.

STEP THREE

 

Once finished, go to File > Save As to create your PDF.

 

Photoshop will not put crop/bleed marks on, but as long as you have added the extra 3mm around the edge in Step One & Two, we can do the rest!

Illustrator - Step Two

STEP TWO

 

While you are creating your document, make sure anything that is to be printed to the edge of the page reaches the red line.

 

Make sure any text isn't too close to the edge - we recommend a distance of at least 5mm. Any closer and it runs the risk of being trimmed off.

Illustrator - Step Three

STEP THREE

 

Once finished, go to File > Save As to create your PDF.

 

Select Marks and Bleeds and select the tick box for Trim Marks.

and make sure the box for  "Use Document Bleed Settings" is selected, too.

ADDING CROP & BLEED IN PHOTOSHOP

STEP ONE

 

For a 3mm bleed, you will need to add 6mm to the width and height of your final size - to account for both widths and heights.


For example, a business card is 85mm x 55mm so this file should be set to 91mm x 61mm to allow space for us to trim.

All set up and ready?

 

Send us the files, and we can file-check them before proceeding to production.

SEND FILES

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InDesign - Step One

STEP ONE

 

When creating your document, make sure it is set for print and not web.

 

Set up the size of your pages and make sure you have margins no smaller than 5mm.

 

Set the bleed to 3mm.

InDesign - Step Two
InDesign - Step Three
Illustrator - Step One
Illustrator - Step Two
Illustrator - Step Three
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InDesign - Step Two

STEP ONE

 

When creating your document, make sure it is set for print and not web.

 

Set up the size of your pages and make sure you have margins no smaller than 5mm.

 

Set the bleed to 3mm.

InDesign - Step Two

STEP TWO

 

While you are creating your document, make sure anything that is to be printed to the edge of the page reaches the bleed (red line).

 

All text and images that need to stay on the page must sit inside the margin (pink line) or run the risk of being trimmed!

InDesign - Step Three

STEP THREE

 

Once finished, go to File > Export to create your Adobe PDF (Print).

 

Select General > All > Pages.

 

Select both the crop & bleed marks, as well as "Use Document Bleed Settings"

Illustrator - Step One

STEP ONE

 

When creating your document, make sure it is for print.

 

Set up the size of your pages and make sure you have margins no smaller than 5mm.

 

Set the bleed to 3mm.

STEP TWO

 

Add guidelines 3mm in from all four edges. These lines are where your print will be trimmed so make sure all text is 5mm away from this.

 

Anything outside of the guidelines will run the risk of being trimmed off.

STEP THREE

 

Once finished, go to File > Save As to create your PDF.

 

Photoshop will not put crop/bleed marks on, but as long as you have added the extra 3mm around the edge in Step One & Two, we can do the rest!

Illustrator - Step Two

STEP TWO

 

While you are creating your document, make sure anything that is to be printed to the edge of the page reaches the red line.

 

Make sure any text isn't too close to the edge - we recommend a distance of at least 5mm. Any closer and it runs the risk of being trimmed off.

Illustrator - Step Three

STEP THREE

 

Once finished, go to File > Save As to create your PDF.

 

Select Marks and Bleeds and select the tick box for Trim Marks.

and make sure the box for  "Use Document Bleed Settings" is selected, too.

ADDING

CROP & BLEED

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

 

Sometimes we may request for your artwork to have crop & bleed marks. This can be something we add on for you in-house but it can be a lengthy process when we don't have the original InDesign or Illustrator files.

 

To get your files into production as fast as possible, it is best to provide these at the beginning. That way,  we can ensure everything runs smoothly with your job.

InDesign - Step One

ADDING CROP & BLEED IN INDESIGN

InDesign - Step Two
InDesign - Step Three

ADDING CROP & BLEED IN ILLUSTRATOR

Illustrator - Step One

ADDING CROP & BLEED IN PHOTOSHOP

Illustrator - Step Two
Illustrator - Step Three