2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 23, 2016 10:43 AM by bmiraflo1

    After research, still confused on trim and bleed

    bmiraflo1 Level 1

      Hi everyone, I'm trying to setup this document to be printed for a magazine but I'm confused what to input for the settings on Indesign in the Document Setup area. I've spent over 2 hours looking up different examples online but I still don't get it because everyone has different examples that don't make sense to me. This is what their media kit says:


      Ad Sizes:

      Tab Page: 9 3/4" x 13" (bleed size: 11" x 13 3/4")


      Mechanical Data:

      Publication Trim Size: 10 3/4" x 13 1/2"

      Mechanical Requirements: SWOP specifications apply.

      Magazines are trimmed to 10 3/4" x 13 1/2" by trimming 1/8" off the head, face, and foot.

      Live matter should be kept at least 3/8" from the trimmed sides.



      Would my page size be the (9 3/4" x 13") or the bleed size (11" x 13 3/4")?

      How exactly do I calculate that bleed size?

      Do I have to input any of the numbers from that mechanical data section?


      Sorry for all of the questions but I'm so lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated!