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Print Questions » Artwork

What is 'bleed' on a document / artwork?

Bleed is the industry term for any color or image that goes right to the edge of the paper. What actually happens is that the picture or other graphic extends 3mm beyond the edge of the page and that excess image or color is then cut off as a part of the bindery or finishing process to ensure there is no 'white space' or borders where graphics are desired to extend to the the very edge of the page.

Text or images that are not meant to be trimmed off the edge of your final printed piece must be 3mm from the edge of your layout (also known as Safety). Items placed 3mm or closer are in danger of being trimmed off or showing inconsistent margins.

If you would like to learn how to setup bleed in your InDesign document, be sure to look at the FAQ How do I setup Bleed in my InDesign Document? which talks about this in more detail.

 

Author: Flare Print
Last update: 2018-05-01 09:21


How do I setup Bleed in my InDesign Document?

To print to the paper’s edge without any margins around your design, first extend your design into a bleed area so it’s slightly larger than your finished print size. You’ll then add print crop marks, which show where to trim the paper to the document’s finished print size. Your design should extend past these crop marks. The excess will be trimmed off after it’s printed, and your design will cover the entire page.

Set up bleed when you create your document

If you know your design will extend to the paper’s edge, you can set up the bleed area right when you create your document.

Select the Print tab at the top. In Preset Details, choose your preferred measurement units.

Scroll, and then click Bleed and Slug to expand the panel. Type a bleed value in any units. For example, you can type 0.125 in or 3 mm even if your document uses picas or something else. Set the same bleed on all sides, or click the chain icon to set different values for the top, bottom, inside, and outside settings.


Note: Bleed values of 3mm are an industry standard. Flare Print requires 3mm minimum outside bleed on all documents / artwork.

Optionally, you can include job notes and instructions for your printer in a slug area that typically extends beyond the bleed area. The slug is also trimmed off.

Set up bleed at any time

You can always add a bleed area to your document later, or edit bleed settings you entered previously.


Choose File > Document Setup. Click Bleed and Slug to expand it, and then enter your values.

Align your artwork to the bleed guides

Place your artwork on the page and position it so its edges align with the bleed guides. Objects snap easily to the guides, so you can be assured your artwork will print correctly.

Preview the printed document

Now that you have some artwork aligned to the bleed guides, you can see how it will appear when printed and trimmed to its final size.

Long-press on Mode at the bottom of the Tools menu and choose Bleed from the drop-down menu. This special preview mode displays all the printing objects within and including the bleed area. Choose Preview to see how your document will look trimmed.

 See Also: How do I Export a .pdf file with 'bleed' in InDesign?

Author: Adobe
Last update: 2018-05-01 09:23


How do I Export a .pdf file with 'bleed' in InDesign?

Create a PDF that includes bleeds

In order to export a PDF file with bleed, your document must already have beed applied. If you would like to learn how to setup document bleed in InDesign, have a look at How do I setup Bleed in my InDesign Document?

When it’s time to hand off your document for printing, save it as a PDF file to capture bleed and slug details.

Choose File > Export and select the Adobe PDF (Print) format. Select the Adobe PDF preset recommended by your print provider.


In the General tab, select View PDF after Exporting. In Marks and Bleeds, select Crop Marks and Use Document Bleed Settings. Select Include Slug Area if you added any notes in the slug area. Click Export.

 

Author: Adobe
Last update: 2018-05-01 09:20


Flare Print Portal Questions » Portal Access

I forgot my store URL for for the portal, where can I find it?

If you have forgotten your store URL (that is, the web address that your brand prints from within Flare Print) you may be able to find this information in your internet browsing history. You should search for a URL that begins with 'portal.flareprint.com.au/ustore/'

Additionally, you can request this URL information from Flare Print again directly by submitting a Support Centre Ticket.

If you urgently need access to your Portal store, you should contact your Flare Print sales representative directly, and request to be emailed your store URL information.

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Last update: 2018-05-01 09:33


I forgot my password to log into Portal, can I recover it?

If you cannot remember your Flare Print Portal password, you will need to lodge a Support Centre Ticket.

For security and privacy reasons, we cannot give you your login information over the phone.

Password reset enquiries can only be processed during business hours, Monday to Friday.


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Last update: 2018-05-01 10:04


Can we add a new user to our Portal store?

If you need to give someone else access to your Portal store for ordering, you should ensure they have their own account assigned to them. Separate user accounts for individual users helps prevent confusion when tracking who placed an order at your business.

Users can not add other users to their store, this task has to be completed by Flare Print Support Staff. There is no fee to do this, however you will need to lodge a Support Centre Ticket.

New user accounts are only processed during business hours, Monday to Friday.


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Last update: 2018-05-01 09:52


I forgot my user name for Portal, can I recover it?

Your user name is your business email address. In some cases email addresses are shared between employees, while we don't recommend doing this, it can sometimes be the case.

If you cannot remember the email address you or your business/department/branch uses to log into Portal, you will need to lodge a Support Centre Ticket to request this information.

For security and privacy reasons, we cannot give you your login information over the phone.

User name enquiries can only be processed during business hours, Monday to Friday.


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Last update: 2018-05-01 10:05


Print Questions » Print Production

How long will it take to produce my print job? When will it be ready?

We aim to turn around all jobs within 48 business hours. We trade Monday to Friday 6am till 5pm, with print jobs being produced between 6 am and 2pm daily.

Once you have submitted your print job through portal, or approved your final proof and returned it to us (if submitting artwork manually), your print job will usually be completed within 48 business hours and shipped on the next available pickup.

The above turn around times refer to Digital Print, certain print jobs must printed Offset. Different turn around times apply to offset print jobs.

Author: Flare Print
Last update: 2018-05-18 01:59