4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 17, 2015 9:00 AM by Danny Whitehead.

square frames and bleeds

Hi!  I hope I can write my question clearly:  My printer calls for a 20 x 10.16  inch spread with .12 inch bleed.  Ok, got that.  I understand what a bleed is and what happens at the printer.  When I am drawing a frame box for a photo album on the page, do I place it at the edge of the page and then make sure the image file itself runs out to the bleed, or do I place the frame box at the edge of the bleed?  Let's say I want a string of square photos all the way across a spread to the page edges.  If I place the frame boxes all the way to the bleed, won't the two end images appear as rectangles in the final book?  Thanks for any advice!

Jill

• 1. Re: square frames and bleeds

The frame must extend out to the edge of the bleed.

• 2. Re: square frames and bleeds

OK  - So the solution is to place a grid of square frames at the page edges, then resize just the two end frames so they extend out to the bleed, right?  The end result will be all square frames on the printed page, theoretically, correct?  I understand there may be tiny differences due to the cutting process..

• 3. Re: square frames and bleeds

In the case of square images across the page, you'd make the required number of square frames just going to the edge of the page, then extend the frame edges (and the images in them) that touch the edge of page into the bleed.

• 4. Re: square frames and bleeds

DFI_Jill wrote:

OK  - So the solution is to place a grid of square frames at the page edges, then resize just the two end frames so they extend out to the bleed, right?  The end result will be all square frames on the printed page, theoretically, correct?  I understand there may be tiny differences due to the cutting process..

Correct