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Confusion about how bleed works

There are 3 areas... Trim Safety Bleed Trim is the final delivered size of the piece.If you order an A3 flyer, then the trim is the dimension of the A3 (29.7 x 42.0cm) Safety is the margin inside ...
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How do I get printer marks in Inskscape 0.92?

The menus have changed a bit in 0.92, but the extension is still there. Click Extensions > Render > Layout > Printing marks
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What is a critical spine and when should I avoid it?

My guess: their bindery equipment cannot guarantee to fold/score exactly on the line between your colored spine and the white cover(s). Same thing applies in three-fold brochures. I call it a "design ...
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Is it okay to extend graphics beyond bleed just a bit?

Objects extending past bleed marks are never really a problem. There's no such thing as "too much" bleed. Within reason of course. I mean a 6" bleed would be ridiculous unless it was requested. ...
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How to create a document with alternating (left and right) master pages without working in spreads?

There's really no issue.... you may be overthinking this. I do that at times :) (related but with facing pages https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/37956/3270 ) It's the same with or without ...
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How to create a document with alternating (left and right) master pages without working in spreads?

Unless i am missing something here... do use spreads and export as single pages, which should add bleed on all sides. Assuming you have a facing pages document set up with the same bleed amount for ...
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Bleeds inside an artwork (Photoshop)

The bleed needs to go 3mm over the edge of the cut lines. It says so on your template. So for example, if the entire finished work is to be overprinted in blue, drop some guides 3mm from the cut ...
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InDesign zero inner bleed not possible

Think about it this way: You are new to InDesign and this is your first time sending to print. The printer has been printing documents with and without bleed for years, before you had this dilemma. ...
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Can InDesign have different bleed margins for different pages

No, pages cannot have different bleed margins compared to other pages in the same document. Bleed is a property of the document preferences, hence it can only be set for the document globally. Apart ...
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How much bleed should I put on social media images?

None. Bleed is exclusively needed for print work. It is needed for inconsistencies in trimming so that you don't see paper edges when the artwork is trimmed. See How can I determine how much bleed to ...
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Bleed of a flyer designed in Illustrator

But he is asking me to create a one-eighth-inch bleed and crop marks. 0.125 inch is indeed 1/8 inch, the PSD/X-1a:2001 PDF preset doesn't include crop marks by default though. Just go to "Marks and ...
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.25" bleed on an irregular shape

Bleeds do not have to follow shapes exactly. They simply need to be a minimum distance from the artwork. Factor .25" outside the circle and then run the bleed as a rectangle to that distance. It ...
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Confusion about how bleed works

Yes, the bleed will be completely trimmed. If you create an A4 flyer (210mm x 297mm), then you'll have to deliver at least 216x303 to your printer. That will get produced, and be trimmed to 210x297 ...
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How to prepare margins in Photoshop for A4 printing?

The "grabbers" you refer too aren't something you need to worry about. The printer (the person, not the machine) will print your artwork on sufficiantly oversized stock. All you need to worry about is ...
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When to use bleeds, when to just add them to artboard?

It's definitely better to build a document to the final trim specifications with bleed added. This allows you to work while being able to constantly preview the final design by hiding guides and bleed ...
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InDesign: how to properly set bleed and trim marks?

Since this appears urgent, follow these steps and forget about everything you don't understand: The size is correct, you have an A4 document (not bigger, not smaller). You have a 2mm bleed. Hit CTRL+...
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Purpose of InDesign spread bleeding onto facing page?

There's a few issues I can see here... Why the inside bleed is taken from the opposite page, and Why an inside bleed would be needed at all when you're working with spreads. Obviously if you set the ...
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Purpose of InDesign spread bleeding onto facing page?

Saying that Indesign does deliberately set up bleed on the inside is quite not right: bleeding is set up by user. As you pointed it out, it is possible - and easy - to export a PDF without inside ...
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How can I have bleeds for Artboards that are touching?

I can't answer with certainty, as I've never done design for custom printed vinyls like this, but I would assume the printer might want one big canvas with the "cut" lines on a seperate layer in this ...
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Quick method for adding bleed to masked images?

Select the clipping path entirely via Option/Alt+Direct Selection Tool Click (or the Group Selection Tool)... ... then use the Free Transform Tool holding the Option/Alt key and drag a corner handle ...
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Export PDF without marks and bleeds

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 ...
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.25" bleed on an irregular shape

Select the outside path and choose Object > Path > Offset Path and experiment with the setting. It will give you a replica of the path that will allow you to hold bleeds.
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Illustrator bleed of 15cm. Is it possible?

On a big banner, it might be necessary to have a big bleed. When folded it can reinforce the holes where it is attached. But I would say that 5cm is enough. If the Banner needs to be folded around a ...
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How to add bleed in an image in inDesign which has important details around the edge that should not be cropped?

An image would need to extend over the edge of the sheet to form a bleed. So you'd need to extend the image itself if there are parts of it that you don't want to be cut off. It's possible using ...
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Unsure about bleeds with die cut

If possible, speak to the production house. Ask them how they would prefer matters like this to be handled. They have the experience with their machines. They may have a specific method for just this ...
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crop marks for print in photoshop

This is a feature built into Photoshop. Use the File > Print dialogue box and then move down to Printing Marks to place them on the print. Alternatively — and I know you're going to hate this — ...
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Double Page Spread Bleed

Ideally, it's better to output each page as if they were separate pages with their own bleed. The reason why: magazine don't have the same thickness and when the printer does the imposition work, he ...
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How to create own bleed markings to cut after printing?

It might require some crafty planning (see below), but you could create a custom Pattern Brush to use for this case. Steps: Create your custom crop mark, make a Swatch out of it Create another ...
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How can I enable inner bleeds with prime faces enabled in InDesign?

To do this, go to the pages palette, and in the options drop-down, disable (uncheck) "Allow pages to shuffle" or disable "Allow selected spread to shuffle," and then you can drag the pages away from ...
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