I'm required to export a PDF with size 8.5 x 11 (inches) PDF with no bleeds or markings.

I've designed my page and now I'm trying to export it as PDF. I've tried File > Save As > Photoshop PDF and seen on many tutorials and online resources that there should be a Marks And Bleeds menu section in which I can crop them but I don't see any.

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If I export the file this way and then try to print it I see a white margin around the image.

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How am I supposed to proceed in order to be sure the file is properly exported for the company who is going to print it?

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Your printer (HP OfficeJet) requires the margin. That does not mean the margin is part of the PDF itself.

Borderless printing, or printing to the edge of a sheet, is a function of the printer not part of the software, or any PDF.

View the PDF in Acrobat to ensure its got the proper marks and size.


When you created the photoshop file, did you create it at 8.5 x 11 size?

In Photoshop, the marks and bleeds options are available when you go to the print setting. By default, they are typically off/unchecked. But you're not handling the printing anyway - someone else is and they are instructing you to just give them an 8.5 x 11 size file. So in your case here, there is nothing you need to do further as long as the document size is created at 8.5 x 11. When you save the PDF, the PDF page size will be 8.5 x 11.

Now if you didn't create the file at 8.5 x 11 size (or you created it with bleeds at a larger size), simply shrink the canvas size to 8.5 x 11 to exclude the bleeds and then export to PDF. The person doing the printing will handle the rest.

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