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What is bleed and slug ?

Nov 15, 2008 5:52 AM

Hi everyone, I am a new user in Adobe Indesign. I have a small question that what's "bleed and slug" and what does it use for ? I have known that it use for printing but I want more detail about it. Thank you !
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    Nov 15, 2008 5:58 AM   in reply to (vekien2006)
    >>>what's "bleed and slug" and what does it use for ?

    Read all about it in the InDesign Help files:

    Specify printer's marks
    When you prepare a document for printing, a number of marks are needed to
    help the printer determine where to trim the paper, align separation films
    when producing proofs, measure film for correct calibration and dot density,
    and so on. Selecting any page-mark option expands the page boundaries to
    accommodate printer's marks, bleed (the parts of text or objects that extend
    past the page boundary to account for slight inaccuracy when trimming), or
    slug area (an area outside the page and bleed that contains printer
    instructions or job sign-off information).

    If you are setting crop marks and want the artwork to contain a bleed or
    slug area, make sure that you extend the artwork past the crop marks to
    accommodate the bleed or slug. Also make sure that your media size is large
    enough to contain the page and any printer's marks, bleeds, or the slug
    area. If a document doesn't fit the media, you can control where items are
    clipped by using the Page Position option in the Setup area of the Print
    dialog box.


    John Waller
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    Jul 12, 2012 7:40 AM   in reply to (John_Waller)

    Thank you for this answer, sitting here watching a tutorial and the tutor is setting the bleed and slug. I had not idea what these settings were for. @ Vekien2006, thanks for asking the question

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    Aug 7, 2013 8:27 AM   in reply to (John_Waller)

    Dribble - with too much unnecessary vocabulary.

    Just go to a proper chart!

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