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Shane Coombs

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  1. Good call on both points! my printer likes PDF, I have been using TIF witch they are not big fans of but the color comes out right, EPS came out to dark, but the PDF looks Great. I'm not sure how that space got deleted but I'm thinking I probably have a few thousand bottles out there with that mistake, Thanks on both points!
  2. Actually it did not work what I thought was a dieline was just outline of the real dimensions that shows up on the export and can not be eliminated making it useless. What did work is just creating a new a new layer (DL) on the 5.25Wx4.25H label and inserting a 0 opacity rectangle Y:0.125, X:0.125, W:5, H:4. The layer exports to a .tiff (tif) and can be toggled on for alignment and off for printing. Sorry for being a pain, I just thought the bleed would work the way I thought it should (creating a dieline).
  3. That worked to an extent, thanks. the Dieline/Bleed did not export to .EPS . I open the EPS and it's a 5.25Wx5.25H and shows 0.0 bleed that indicates I have to tell them it has a 0.125" bleed witch indicates this is a useless tool from a printing companies standpoint using EPS export, they want to see the dieline/bleed in the document and affinity does not export that information to a .EPS format. It did work in the TIFF (TIF) formant so cool. Thanks they work with .tif files so I'll just rename the .tiff to .tif and I'm good to go!
  4. The last version I used 1.6.5 to send labels to the printers worked fine. The bleed does not export, my original drawing (label) was 5.25Wx4.25H with 0.125 bleed for a 5Wx4H label. The bleed area would show up as white space or transparent. I resized to 5Wx4H and to bleed shows up as it should but only exports the 5Wx4H so the does not show up in the resulting file. Bleed set at 0.125 should be inside the document not outside the document. it the image you show as correct above the bleed area is black and a printing company would print a nice black border around you image. Bleed should be inside the image as to whole reason for it is to create a Die Line for the printer to cut on, basically trimming of the excess print. it's like a mechanical crop that the printing company does. From Wiki: In printing, bleed is printing that goes beyond the edge of where the sheet will be trimmed. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off. The bleed is the part on the side of a document that gives the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper, and design inconsistencies. The Screen 5Wx4H inside is what a bleed should look like but when exporting it only exports the document size an therefore is usless. Looks like I'll have to uninstall and go back to 1.6.5 Screen 525Wx425H bleed outside.afdesign Screen 5Wx4H bleed inside.afdesign
  5. When exporting the bleed eliminates the background color and sets it to white or transparent, it should maintain the original background and just include the dieline. The last version would leave the background color. 4x5 Crimson Ride 750ml wDL.tiff 4x5 Crimson Ride 750ml.afdesign
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