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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Rule Number One: Build to the Correct Trim Size

If you’re creating an odd-sized piece—say, a 5-by-4 inch invitation—don’t put it all alone in the middle of a letter-sized page. Create a custom page size that matches the final trim size of your piece. In Adobe InDesign, specify the trim size as you begin the document, along with bleed, if necessary (Figure 3.2).

Figure 3.2. To specify a custom page size, enter the correct values in the Width and Height fields as you create a new file in InDesign. Don’t forget to specify a bleed setting.

Slang Terms

There’s a lot of colorful language in printing, and much of it has to do with the arts of trimming, ...

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