Indesign - how to set up a page for printing with crop marks


I received the request to make a project with Indesign. 300px width 100px height.

This project should have the crop marks on the corners.

Questions: 1) If I want to have those crop marks, should I create the project of the exact width that I was requested (300x100) or it should be bigger? 2) If it should be bigger, how much bigger should the project be?

12/20/2016 2:51:00 PM

Accepted Answer

You set up your document exactly to the trim size (the size requested). When printing/exporting the document, you check "crop marks" in the "marks and bleed" section of the print/export dialog. ( reference: Adobe Help Docs )

As a general rule, you should always set your document to the final desired "trim size" and then worry about what size paper you will print on later. In almost all cases your printed item will be printed on media that has little relation to the size of the finished item (e.g. a business card is printed 8 to a sheet aka "8-up")

2/18/2015 8:26:00 PM

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