[scribus] bleed with cut-off

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Wed Nov 11 11:41:02 CET 2009

It should work. This is a demonstration bookmark 150 pts wide (A4 high)

1. draw your image frame bigger than the page. See

2. Save as PDF with crop marks like in

3. The resulting pdf should be the whole image with the crop marks at
the page size (150 pts wide and A4 in height). See

You wouldn't do it this way, but hopefully you get the idea


> Thanks for the fast reply. I made the image frame & image bigger than
> the
> original page but still the picture doesn't extend the cut-off lines.
> Also
> fiddling around with document settings and pre-press settings doesn't
> do the
> job. I'm stuck.
> Arthur
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> [mailto:scribus-bounces at lists.scribus.net] Namens Gregory Pittman
> Verzonden: woensdag 11 november 2009 2:09
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> Onderwerp: Re: [scribus] bleed with cut-off
> On 11/10/2009 06:09 PM, Arthur de Bussy wrote:
>> I can't find how to create a 5mm bleed in a document with a
>> background
>> picture that is supposed to extend the cut-off lines. I can generate
>> a
>> bleed with printer marks but the picture stops exactly where the
>> cut-off marks are. It must be a bit bigger to ensure proper cutting
>> by
>> the print office. Can anyone help?
> At least in Scribus, bleed doesn't work by enlarging or shifting any
> of
> your layout. You must make your image frame larger than the orginal
> page
> or have it extend beyond its border(s).
> Greg
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