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Subject:RE: Printing graphics to the edge of the paper From:"Steve Hudson" <cruddy -at- optushome -dot- com -dot- au> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 21 Feb 2002 22:31:51 +1100
Sorry for the bad pun, but it is time to sit back and look briefly at the
Printers of any sort need to grab paper and pull it past the print head.
When you see a book with a glossy extending tp the page edge, it has been
been printed with bleed. Imagine a HUGE roll of paper, I mean the sucker is
about 3m across. How many incy wincy 'tech writer' sized pages fit across?
Lots. So we print to that defined area and OVERPRINT it. So a 10x10cm page
becomes a 10.5 x 10.5 page. Wehn this gets cut down to size, the graphic
extends all the way to the edge. If you wanted to print an image whose
minimum dimension exceeded the 3m, the printer would sadly advise you his
printer cant actually print to the edge of his paper either. It needs some
slack at the top and some space at the sides.
So, with an A4 printer you *could* emulate this by printing yourself some A5
samples. When you trim them to A5, you have overprinted the graphic and it
goes to the page edge. We use extra space for bleed as cut alignments are
almost never exactly square.
If you _must_ do this inhouse, you need an A3 printer and define your
printable area on that basis.
Steve Hudson, Word Heretic
HDK List MVP
Word help and tools: heretic -at- tdfa -dot- com
From: Sarah Kampman
I'm having trouble with what I thought would be a simple thing: printing a
Word doc in which a graphic extends to the edge. The graphic sits in the
upper left corner and is supposed to "bleed" to the edge.
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