5mm bleed with no guide/crop/reg marks.?


Question

The clients printer asks for "5mm bleed with no guide/crop/reg marks" I am slightly confused by this? what does it mean? Does it mean I just have have photoshop guides? or does it mean I have no guides at all and keep that space empty?

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3/13/2015 2:46:00 PM

Accepted Answer

I think you should ask the printer.. but it would appear that your document is to have a 5mm bleed with no guides, crop marks, or registration marks on output.

I would really advise instead of using Photoshop you use InDesign for a print document.

InDesign -> New Document or shortcut cmd+N

Enter print measurement in width and height:

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Expand Bleed and Slug:

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Enter in Bleed measurements:

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Document setup example of corner:

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I recommend InDesign because the last I recall to setup a bleed in Photoshop was a daunting manual process, but in reality Photoshop used for print is typically frowned upon. I would ask your client to give you the contact number for the printer to converse and I really wouldnt play the middle man game with designer to client to printer.

If you do a Google search there are several tutorials on this topic.

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3/13/2015 3:06:00 PM

It is better to do that in Indesign. In photoshop u can do a virtual bleed, add guides to the document margin (just for reference) then add 5mm more to the document canvas size (10mm to the document width and 10 to height).


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