View Full Version : Do you keep bleed in mind before starting a page?
12-30-2008, 06:09 PM
How does this affect your printing choices? Do you always print at one place regardless of price/sales?
I use Shutterfly for books. Would it be easiest to always make that adjustment for layouts even if I may not make a book or print for there?
I haven't printed plain pages. I'm in the process of turning a slideshow into a book, and even with actions to help, it's a long process that I'd like to avoid in the future especially if I have 60 pages or so.
12-30-2008, 06:24 PM
I don't. I always just add about an 1/8 inch border in a color to match the page around the outer edge.
12-30-2008, 06:32 PM
I do - I set guide lines so that I know what will be printed and what will be cut off. I used mypictales to print singles and they did a great job.
12-30-2008, 06:57 PM
I scrap like I want to, then when I am done with a page, make my adjustments for bleed then. I've done enough pages now that I can eyeball it.
12-30-2008, 07:48 PM
I do it like Wendy does. I always use her actions to get my pages ready for printing :)
12-30-2008, 11:03 PM
For now I print my pages in 8x8 and will get them printed commercially at 12x12 when I don't have to worry about bleed. I'm sure there will come a day when we won't have to worry about that.
Wayyyy too much of an issue to have to worry about what might be cut off my LOs to have them printed.
12-30-2008, 11:11 PM
No, I just keep stuff in & check it before finalizing. I make my pages at 12x12 usually, but I'm not sure what size I'm going to print at, so when I decide (if it's 8x8) I plan to shrink all but the b/g paper down to size, and then make the bg paper the bleed size. does that make sense?
my calendars, though, I start at the size that includes the bleed. b/c I know what size I want those to be =)
Just Plain Kristi
12-30-2008, 11:37 PM
I scrap in ACDSee's Photo Editor (http://store.acdsee.com/store/acd/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.104324800) and it has the capacity to set up any size of page setup including programming the bleed area. Then when I want to start a new page, I can choose my saved 'shutterfly 12x12' setting and there will be bleed guides automatically. It's pretty cool.
Honestly, I haven't printed much yet, mostly single pages at Polka Dot Potato. But the new Kodak all-in-one uses pigment ink and the prices are dropping to the point where I'm almost ready to buy a new printer and just scrap 8x8 so I can print at home. I'm also about to buy the new unibind machine for doing hard cover bindings at home too.
12-31-2008, 05:19 AM
Nope, I worry about it later. You never know when specs will change, or someone will have a remarkable deal, or someone new will come along. I wouldn't want to lock myself in to a certain company scrapping to their specs.
12-31-2008, 05:51 AM
i have started to. I just set up my guides first then scrap away.
12-31-2008, 06:09 AM
I wasn't. Now I just go ahead and add it on, then set my guides to mark it off so I know where the "edge of the page" is.
12-31-2008, 09:02 AM
I had to set up the bleeds for my own printer, and saved it as a layered file (single and two-page layouts). When my printer prints edge-to-edge, I was losing part of the layouts and didn't like it. Now I just use those files each time I start a layout, and everything prints just perfect.
12-31-2008, 09:09 AM
can someone translate for me, lol?
I just finished Janet's 9 months and counting album and wanted to get a 12X12 book from shutterfly....are my LO not OK?
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