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Hello!  I am having issues with Affinity Designer not exporting the crop marks properly on a booklet I'm trying to send to print.  The bleeds are not working properly.  Each finished page is 7" x 10" and I am trying to export bleeds and crop marks at .125" around each edge.  I tried transforming each page to 7.25 x 10.25 thinking maybe I had to take account of the bleeds in the page size, but that didn't seem to work either.  I made sure to 'include bleeds' when exporting.

I am on a tight timeline to send to print and I am unable to fix this myself.  Is anyone able to help?

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As far as I can tell in your uploaded PDF there are no bleeds or crop marks included at all. I'm not sure what pages you are referring to when you say that some have proper bleeds and crop marks.

If you are sure that your Bleeds are set up in Document Settings and that Include Bleed and Include Printer Marks are checked in your export settings, then there should be no reason why your PDF should not include these marks. 

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13 minutes ago, Patrick C said:

As far as I can tell in your uploaded PDF there are no bleeds or crop marks included at all. I'm not sure what pages you are referring to when you say that some have proper bleeds and crop marks.

If you are sure that your Bleeds are set up in Document Settings and that Include Bleed and Include Printer Marks are checked in your export settings, then there should be no reason why your PDF should not include these marks. 

I exported it again making sure the bleeds and crop marks were included.  I also deselected "downsample images" because it wasn't on the window you posted.  Some of the pages are cropped properly but some of them crop the right side but not the left (area circled in red).  I'm reattaching the entire pdf file as well.

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13 hours ago, chelcod said:

Some of the pages are cropped properly but some of them crop the right side but not the left (area circled in red).

I have not downloaded anything so this is just a guess, but is it possible that in the pages like the one in your screenshot, the items on the left don't extend all the way to the left edge of the page (which I assume to be an artboard) & so there is a white strip from the background or whatever that is the width of the left bleed filling that area?

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  • 6 months later...

I just went through a similar issue. For some reason part of the layer that was going outside of the artboard area into the bleed area did not show on the exported pdf.
I had to create new document, copy / paste all layers and then export worked as expected.

Cheers,
e.

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Same here... I tried to do what eflatz suggested: new file and copy content from old file. Same problem, still no bleed, so I had to actually create a new file WITHOUT an artboard.. but this is beyond unacceptable. The whole beauty of using Designer for me is to have all my various sizes be exportable as needed from a single file with different artboards when I work on an ad campaign.

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Same issue! Really frustrating as there is a deadline and I wasn't expecting delay because of a bleed not showing up! File is: 36" x 72" and Bleed is set to 0.5", export bleed is checked in the export options. I tried to create a new file and copied the content in there and still the same situation. And yes, the background does extend to where the bleed is.  Before I had this issue while trying to export from export persona. Now it's not working through the standard export option and export persona.

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41 minutes ago, stevenbauwens said:

Same issue! Really frustrating as there is a deadline and I wasn't expecting delay because of a bleed not showing up! File is: 36" x 72" and Bleed is set to 0.5", export bleed is checked in the export options. I tried to create a new file and copied the content in there and still the same situation. And yes, the background does extend to where the bleed is.  Before I had this issue while trying to export from export persona. Now it's not working through the standard export option and export persona.

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I'm just downloading the file to have a look.

When I opened your document there were no bleeds set in the document setup.

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Hi both,

We are aware of an issue where Bleed fails to export if you have Adjustment Layers placed inside artboards. However, the main issue with your document is that you don't have any bleed set up. 

Second, and more related to the document setup and not the actual bleed, why is your document so large? is it nearly 1m x 2m(11100px x 21600px) at 300 DPI...

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Hi @chelcod and @Gabe, I guess that's where's a glitch. As I've mentioned, I did set a bleed, see screenshot, where you visually can see the bleed in the document and the bleed settings. I don't know why it shows up otherwise when you download the file.

Another issue I came across is, as you can see on Chelcod's export. There's some weirdness going on. The clearest place is the top right corner, at the word "Merritt". Somehow Designer cuts the background in 2 different files with a different level of brightness. The only way I discovered to fix both issues, I think, was to flatten the entire document. Luckily the printers didn't require layers, but some do. 

@Gabe The reason why it's so large is because it's for a big street panel. Are there maybe size restrictions for Publisher I need to be aware of?

@chelcod Thanks for exporting that!I appreciate the effort. But as mentioned, it still has this weird brightness issue as mentioned. At least now I now that wasn't specific to my software.

 

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, stevenbauwens said:

The reason why it's so large is because it's for a big street panel. Are there maybe size restrictions for Publisher I need to be aware of?

Not really. The size limit is 256000 x 256000 px. Most of the times we see such large documents at large DPI is because "bigger is better", not because one actually needs that point density. 

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