[scribus] Printing to the border
gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 26 18:47:39 CET 2010
On 01/26/2010 11:49 AM, Marilyn A. Apfel, PhD wrote:
> Thank you for the quick response!! If I understand you correctly, I
> will be able to take my PDF file of the Scribus document to the
> printer and they will print my brochure on a big piece of paper and
> cut it to brochure size, right? My brochure background is light
> blue. Should I use a blue colored text box that is larger than the
> brochure to make sure that the color goes into the area being cut?
> Thank you!
> Marilyn A. Apfel, PhD
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> Quoting Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>:
>> On 01/26/2010 08:44 AM, Marilyn Apfel wrote:
>> > Submitted on 01/26/2010
>> > Submitted by anonymous user: [10.1.6.26]
>> > Submitted values are:
>> > Your contact information:
>> > Name: Marilyn Apfel
>> > Email Address: maapfel at xfda.com
>> > About your Scribus program:
>> > Version: 188.8.131.52
>> > Prebuilt/Compiled: Prebuilt
>> > Build Date:
>> > Your operating system and CPU:
>> > Type: Windows
>> > Version: Vista
>> > CPU type: 64 bit - x86_64/amd64
>> > Your request content:
>> > Subject: Printing to the border
>> > Message:
>> > I your help! I plan to take my brochure file to a printer for
>> printing. > When I print it on my printer, it does not print to the
>> border. How do I
>> > know that it will print to the border (is this called bleed?) when
>> I take it
>> > to the printer?
>> If you think about it, not only in your local printer, but also in
>> commercial printers, printing to the absolute edge is messy and a waste
>> of ink.
>> Bleed has to do with creating a margin around your document, printing
>> beyond the final document's edge by not the edge of the stock, then
>> trimming the paper to your desired size.
Well, maybe. We have these bleed tools available in Scribus as a script
in 1.3.3.x and built-in with 1.3.5+, but if you ask your printer he may
tell you that he can take care of bleed for you.
If he can, you need to send him a PDF where the image/graphic goes a bit
past the edge of your document page (this will generate an error to
ignore) so that the bleed comes out alright.
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