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Affinity Designer does not print bleed area when using art boards

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I have run into a small almost non-issue. At my place of employment we use utilize custom made name plates. I make them for a lot of people. Generally, I print them on card stock, and then trim them down using a paper cutter. Problem is, sometimes I don't cut exactly perfect. To make them fit in the holders sometimes requires a lot of manual trimming at the end. This led me to do some searching on Google about full bleed prints. While I knew of full bleed before, I never thought about treating these name plates in a similar manner.


So today, I create a document with many art boards. I include a bleed of 0.125 inches (1/8"). I attempt to print one of the art boards with the bleed marks, and the print does not have a bleed area. I see the bleed mark, but the color does not go into the bleed area. I created a new file, added bleed marks, and it did print into the bleed area. I have noticed through numerous test it seemed to affect art boards, despite having a bleed set.


Is this a bug, or "working as designed"? Does any body know how to not have this happen?


Thanks in advance,


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Yes I have that selected. In fact I have them all selected, just to be on the safe side in my test.


When I have a single document, and I drag a rectangle out to the bleed area, I can see on the screen the size of the rectangle. When I have a setup that includes multiple art boards, I cannot see the colored rectangle all the way to bleed area.



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I just did a test. Created a document, and "create art board" when I did it. I placed a green rectangle over the bleed. You cannot see the bleed area, but it prints the bleed area when you print. I added a second art board. Same thing, drew a green rectangle over the bleed area, just as the first you cannot see it. But when I print art board 2 only, it does not print the bleed area. 



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The issue "Bleed fails to print when range is set to Artboards" (REF: AF-739) has been fixed by the developers in internal build "".
This fix should soon be available as a customer beta and is planned for inclusion in the next customer release.
Customer beta builds are announced here and you can participate by following these instructions.
If you still experience this problem once you are using that build version (or later) please reply to this thread including @Serif Info Bot to notify us.

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