Using crop marks - Am I stupid? :)

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by LERsince1991, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    Right so I'm starting to use the crop marks and stuff from indesign and pdf to get borderless documents but I've got a couple of questions.

    1 - Am I stupid? - When i've printed using all the marks etc... from indesign. I go to slice them up on the guillotine and slice one side using the marks, but then that slices of the other 2 crop marks so I cant line up the sides that are next to the first? How do I use the crop marks?

    2 - I want to add crop marks to a pdf from pages but not sure how... actually, just found out how. Expanded the a4 pdf in acrobat pro to a3 then added all trim marks etc...

    So how do i trim using the trim marks please? :/

    Luke
     
  2. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, homie, you have to cut inside the crop marks.
    Cutting inside the crop marks will probably require a large flat table with a cutting surface, an exacto knife (#11 blade) and a really big ruler made for cutting against.

    When I worked in a sign/ print shop that's how we did it. ;)
     
  3. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ah right cool, thought there would be a better way to do it as with a guillotine it would be a slightly better cut, I'll knife it :)
     
  4. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    Yah. Cutting mat, steel rule and a really sharp blade. Start and end your cut along both long edges inside the edge of the paper, then rotate 90° and cut through on the other edges.

    Cheers

    Jim
     

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