I have a 156 page job with facing pages that was created in Indd CS4. It has many instances where images are placed which crossover the gutter. The images have some transparency effects applied. Basic Feather and/or Inner Glow, so the outside perimeter of the image fades to paper. When we print or export pdfs as single pages it breaks the image at the gutter and then applies the effects to both the left and right hand halves of the image adjacent to the gutter so when impose for print there is a white feathered area running vertically through the gutter.
The solution is NOT to print in spreads. If this was a simpler job I could do that. This is a fairly complicated imposition and the pages are in 32 separate files. Anyone know a setting to keep the live effects from applying to the center of the image when single pages are created?
Thanks in advance for any and all help.
I've tried a multitude of PDF export settings. 1.3/
1.4/1.5 . . . Originally I was printing to ApogeeX normalizer but for trouble shooting I'm exporting directly from Indd. I am updated to 6.0.4.
Right now my solution is to print with a 1.5 in inside bleed so the feathering/innerglow happens in that excess bleed area and I get full strength image at the gutter. Agfa has a handy Acrobat plugin called Docubox manager which allows for resetting bounding boxes etc.
Thanks for the response.
Oh I got around it easily enough. Just cropped it down in Acrobat.
But still... See images below. Exported with bleed & without bleed.
Though today, found a solution! Simple enough - just fill those image boxes white (& extend the boxes further out so no shadow in the bleed).
Wtf? Even with images bleeding off, the shadow snaps to the trim box when exporting a PDF with no bleed!? And all it takes is a fill of white instead a fill of none....