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    Hello,
    Okay here is my question. When I use InDesign and add crop marks or bleed marks to my file for final production, it becomes resized e.g. 4.25 X 6.25 results in 4.58 X 6.58. What am I doing wrong. I have tried every combination to produce as I intended.
    Any help in this would be appreciated.
    Aneel

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    I asked my graphics to change it but she said it couldn't be done. It is frustrating i know, i use acrobat afterwards to reset bleed to .25. My method is to use the trim box as the anchor and reset the bleed/art from that. I put it in quickruns and then make it a favorite so it becomes a keybound shortcut ( Ctrl alt shift A is the first one done ). That way any art i get from Graphics i can make it bleed properly, or remove bleed as needed, with just a key press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aneel View Post
    Hello,
    Okay here is my question. When I use InDesign and add crop marks or bleed marks to my file for final production, it becomes resized e.g. 4.25 X 6.25 results in 4.58 X 6.58. What am I doing wrong.
    Absolutely nothing. That's the size of the document with the crop marks included.

    Do this: create your document, tell it to bleed 0.125 on each edge, then export it using document bleed but turn off crop marks.

    What do you get?

    In digital printing, I encourage output to be 1-up with bleed, and no other marks. My RIP will take care of all of that. I just need the bleed.

    And btw, I have a Pitstop action that will strip printer marks (crop marks, color bars, etc) and crop to bleed. Bam. Now I can automate submitting the file, and let the RIP take care of the printer marks and positioning based on the instructions I gave.

    How many people here get PDFs that include double crop marks, color bars, registration targets, etc? I want to find the guy at Adobe who thinks that was a great default, and strangle him. Clueless InDesign users--most of whom couldn't even spell InDesign until a week into their jobs--just hit the "go" button on everything and assume it all works. That's insane. It's like flying a 747 to Europe without knowing what you're doing or touching the controls, trusting Boeing to have set everything correctly for every possible situation.
    Last edited by adam1991; 08-11-2017 at 01:57 PM.

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