[scribus] perfect bound 3mm gutter question/problem?

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 03:28:44 UTC 2012

2012/4/25 Richard Foley <richard.foley at rfi.net>

> Hi folks,

Hi Richard,

> I'm trying to create a layout in Scribus, to send to LSI. The layout
> apparently
> requires a 6mm outside bleed area *and* a 3mm inside 'gutter' for glueing
> purposes, (because it has to be 'perfect' bound). So I am trying to get
> this
> set up:
>    left page: top=6, left=6, bottom=6, right=3
>   right page: top=6, left=3, bottom=6, right=6
> Now, when I try to do this using scribus, inside the document layout, I
> get the
> right hand page with a 3mm inside strip, but the left hand page appears to
> have
> the 3mm removed from it, or is overlapping. What I actually get is the
> following flawed arrangement:
>    left page: top=6, left=6, bottom=6, right=-3 (flawed)
>   right page: top=6, left=3, bottom=6, right=6 (correct)
> I hope I'm making this clear. I've attached a sample document with 3 empty
> pages, so that anyone who might be interested, can have a look to see what
> I
> mean in the real document. It's entirely possible that this is a bad
> configuration on my part, which is simple to fix, and I'd be pleased to be
> corrected, or have my stupid mistake pointed out to me. Thanks very much in
> advance for your patience.

Bleed is the area 'outside' the page, where graphic elements that are meant
to span to the very edge of the page will have to extend over the page
area. This portion will be cut away in the late finishing stages. It is
meant to avoid a white strip of paper that the guillotine would leave there
if the paper is not exactly cut on the cutting marks. We need a 'buffer',
this is the bleed.

The glue area is actually 'inside' the page. It's part of the inner margin
where there should be no printing element. This area dissolves into the
inner margin, actually.

The bleed area is set in the Create New document. By the way, 6 mm is
pretty large for this as the usual measure for bleed is 3 mm. But 6 mm is
not bad anyway. There is no field in the application where one could file
the glue area as this is part of the page itself. It’s only an information
that is good to know and that is worth mentionning because it can affect
what you see on the page.

I hope I got your questionning right. Let me know.


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> Richard Foley
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