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Exporting offset setting?


Question

For quite sometime I have wondered what the offset function does when exporting a pdf and what the settings should be. I have been told by another designer to leave it at the same size as the bleed setting. What does this function effect and what are typical settings? enter image description here

2015/05/06
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5/6/2015 3:49:00 PM

Accepted Answer

The offset setting determines where all of the other printer's marks will be placed, in relation to the bleed marks.

Setting the offset to the same value as your bleed will ensure that the printer's marks are not placed anywhere inside of the bleed. This not only looks better but is a better option, because it keeps the bleed clean, in my opinion.

Zero offset:

zero

Matched offset:

matched

2015/05/06
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5/6/2015 4:08:00 PM