[scribus] Bleed & crop marks

Yves Le Seigle yvesleseigle at yahoo.fr
Fri Dec 24 06:04:22 CET 2010

First of all, a big thank you to all the dev team for this astonishing software. Wow, a Website redesign!

Scribus 1.3.9 (C-C-T-F-C1.10.0), Ghostscript 8.71, Ubuntu 10.10 Français.

I'm working on a collective project. My part is Scribusing (?) the document. It's a recto/verso, wide postal card, with tree horizontal rows. Here is a quick view of the recto:

Row 1 : photos
Row 2 : text with a red background
Row 3 : photos

The printer ask for bleed and crop marks. Not much information is available for these topics on Wiki/doc. I know it's on pro level but I have to go trough this and learn too.

*** Bleed: I know what it is. What I don't get is how to set it up. Do I have to set it at the document creation (a kind of margin)? Or do I have to enlarge photos to overflow the document size (for cutting, that is)?

*** Crop marks: It's set at PDF creation but there is no control over it, as far as I can see. Can I set it manually? It seam to me that it's base on margins, is it correct? If I need more crop marks than the four corners, how to add more?

Responses/suggestions would be greatly appreciate. Also, Web sites dealing with these topics (FAQ, tutorials, ...) would also be appreciate.

Bonjour du Québec.
Yves Le Seigle


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