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Hello, 

 

is it possible to render crop marks in Affinity Designer so they don't overlap with bleed area? My printer requires crop marks out of bleed area (sample image with red square). AD currently renders crop marks inside bleed area (sample image with gray square).

 

I am using AD 1.4.1 and exporting the PDF with Include crop marks option checked.

 

Thanks!
Petr

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This sounds like a feature request--my suggestion would be to have a user defined offset for the crop marks in the page setup. That way, people can get the exact position they need, especially if using a variety of bleed widths.

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Asha is correct. It's not possible at the moment but it's a great suggestion. I will move this to the Feature Request section :)

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Hello, 

 

is it possible to render crop marks in Affinity Designer so they don't overlap with bleed area? My printer requires crop marks out of bleed area (sample image with red square). AD currently renders crop marks inside bleed area (sample image with gray square).

 

I am using AD 1.4.1 and exporting the PDF with Include crop marks option checked.

 

Thanks!

Petr

 

+1

 

It really doesn't matter how much bleed you have if your crop marks are going to show. In my exports, the crop marks are only offset by 2,25mm. This means there's no point in having more than 2,25mm bleed and since all my printers demand either 3mm or 5mm bleed on every job, I have to open every exported PDF back into Designer and move the crop marks off the bleed just to make the rest of the bleed usable.

 

We don't need to manually specify both. Wouldn't it make sense to just automatically offset all crop marks by the same amount as the bleed?

 

At the very least, perhaps change the offset from a practically useless 2mm to a more generic 5mm. No printer will ever complain about 5mm offset.

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5mm might not be enough for some processes. Some things like die cut, for example, have a lot of leeway and need big bleeds.

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5mm might not be enough for some processes. Some things like die cut, for example, have a lot of leeway and need big bleeds.

 

If your printer needs more than 5mm leeway, you need a better printer.  ;)

 

(But I get your point... Glossy paper is not the only material that can be die cut)

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Stephen--yes, printing presses, die cut machines, letter press, etc., have a pretty long life span if they are maintained properly. There are quite a few printing services that have old workhorses which are not as precise as the newest models!

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