18 votes

What is the term for the opposite of "bleed" in printing?

"Margin" is the term for the area inset from the trim to the content. Another term possibly more related to bleed is "Safe area" (or similar). This is often smaller than any margins and is (similar ...
user avatar
  • 40k
14 votes
Accepted

What is the term for the opposite of "bleed" in printing?

If what you mean is an area that is left (mostly) empty to prevent content from being flush to the edge of the medium, then margin is the world you are looking for.
user avatar
  • 24.3k
14 votes
Accepted

Is there a general rule regarding font spacing?

It's called kerning, which is an additional spacing applied to specific pairs of characters1. The aim is to have a perceived equal spacing between glyphs. Mathematically equal spacing based on the ...
user avatar
  • 40k
13 votes

How can I place the product on a social media post better?

I, personally, won't never rely on the lower left corner of an advertisement to convey anything. It's a dead zone, easily forgotten or overlooked by the viewer. I, perhaps mistakenly, get the feeling ...
user avatar
  • 199k
11 votes
Accepted

how to trim an image in Gimp

What do you have there that Image->Autocrop image did not work?
user avatar
  • 4,949
11 votes
Accepted

How to determine or calculate the correct amount of whitespace around a logo?

There is no formula for calculating what the clear space should be. It's entirely a matter of preference for whoever is designing the logo and/or style guide for the use of said logo. For instance, ...
user avatar
  • 9,465
10 votes
Accepted

Usage of blank space in trade banner and text-positioning

This is merely my opinion... take it all with a grain of salt. Realize that I know nothing about your company, it's audience, the target market, the nature of the trade show. What you sell, what you ...
user avatar
  • 199k
8 votes

SVG file excessive white space

Select All (Cmd/Ctrl A) Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork Bounds File > Save As Format: SVG This sets the origin to: x="0px" y="0px" The viewBox to: "0 0 [Your image's width] [Your image's height] ...
user avatar
  • 111
7 votes

Is there a specific term for horizontal gutters?

In the scope of web design, which seems to be the scope of the OP's question, I would rather use web-related terms as opposed to trying to import typesetting terms from the (fascinating) printed media ...
user avatar
  • 8,108
6 votes

Usage of blank space in trade banner and text-positioning

Claustrophobic text: I think your current issue is that this text is too similar to the text below. It's a tad bigger but otherwise same color, same weight. I would try to increase the differences so ...
user avatar
  • 8,425
5 votes
Accepted

When should I use a condensed font?

The answer to most any "when should I use typestyle X" is: when it looks appropriate. That said, note that condensed faces are typically considered display faces. They're not necessarily meant for ...
user avatar
  • 49.9k
5 votes
Accepted

What exactly is white space?

Looking at any design, be it a website, flyer, brochure, poster, anything on paper or on screen, whitespace is literally what the name says: all the unoccupied space surrounding everything else on the ...
user avatar
  • 27.6k
5 votes
Accepted

How does unobviously uneven spaces between words in justified text affect reading?

It's not really about legibility. The text can be understood whether it's justified or not. The issue, as I see it, is about readability - how easy it is to read the text, how much effort must the ...
user avatar
  • 199k
4 votes

Remove extra space in front of the text without outlining it? [Illustrator]

EDIT: While everything I said in my answer is true, the answer that you are looking for is Qutorial's answer below. It's tested and it works nicely. Keep in mind that while using his method you ...
user avatar
  • 4,945
4 votes

Is there a specific term for horizontal gutters?

In typesetting terms, Slug is a common term for a horizontal gap. - Space after/before a paragraph, a horizontal gap between sections, or between rules, etc. The slug has a specified size similar to ...
user avatar
  • 199k
4 votes
Accepted

Critique: Best use of typographic space and negative space in this design?

I much prefer design 1 It's got great use of white space and gives priority to the information. It also shows the shape of the map in a much more subtle way, 'there but not there'. In the second ...
user avatar
  • 2,906
4 votes

Illustrator: extra white space when exporting to PNG

When exporting as PNG make sure you check the box which says "Use Artboards"
user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

InDesign: how to adjust table spacing

You need to study this part of the ID interface, especially the "Cell Height" (which forces your rows to be taller) and "Top/Bottom Cell Insets" (same result, but by increasing ...
user avatar
  • 27.6k
4 votes

How are the spaces done in France for ? ! : ; « » in a real-life work-flow?

I use InDesign so cannot speak for Scribus but the shortcut for a 1/8em space in InDesign (non-breaking by default) is cmd+option+shift+m or ctrl+alt+shift+m. Some people simply do a find/change and ...
user avatar
  • 8,425
4 votes

How are the spaces done in France for ? ! : ; « » in a real-life work-flow?

I have this client and we typeset multiple brochures each month in 15+ languges (French included) and each language is translated from English by a professional translator. For the French layer, i've ...
user avatar
  • 27.6k
4 votes

How are the spaces done in France for ? ! : ; « » in a real-life work-flow?

In my experience, most french speaking people simply insert a space. It's a pain, but this is what most are used to. The result is that they are not very picky on the width of the space, but some ...
user avatar
  • 1,052
4 votes
Accepted

How to create equal border size around objects for after cutting out

If you create a shape around your voucher with no fill and no stroke, and group it with your voucher artwork, then you could enable snapping to place copies in the right position. There's no need to ...
user avatar
4 votes

Tips for Magazine Cover?

The other two answers are very good. I'd like to add that the "IMP" looks slightly shifted to the left compares to the "ART". This is mainly due to the whiteapace in the P of IMP and the A of ART. ...
user avatar
4 votes

How do magazines and newspapers allocate ad space to perfectly fill each issue?

Newspapers and magazines both require advertising space to be booked ahead of time to allow them to plan the layout of the adds. Sometimes only a day or two in the case of a daily newspaper, but more ...
user avatar
  • 9,465
4 votes
Accepted

How can I export an Illustrator JPEG - PNG while keeping the whitespace?

If Exporting, tick the Use Artboards box in the Export dialog window and select the artboard number you want to export (or all). If using Save For Web, tick Clip to Artboard in the Save for Web ...
user avatar
  • 199k
3 votes

When and why did spaces around an em dash originally appear?

Here is one reasoning I have read for the use of open em dashes (with spaces) instead of closed ones (without spaces). Some fonts have a very narrow em dash. The em dash was supposed to be used closed ...
user avatar
  • 8,108
3 votes
Accepted

Is there a specific term for horizontal gutters?

Short answer I would use "row spacing". Long answer As JDB mentioned, I too would rather use web-related terms as opposed to trying to import typesetting terms from the (fascinating) printed ...
user avatar
3 votes

Illustrator: extra white space when exporting to PNG

Two ideas: Change to View > Outline Mode. Do you see anything as outlined? What happens if you Select All; open Artboard Options; change the Preset to Fit to Selected Art? Then try Export > Save for ...
user avatar
  • 843

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible