3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2019 10:09 AM by Lee8x

    Can I still cut these spread pages and add 3mm bleed, and how?

    Hoi patrick

      Dear forum,

       

      For my work I am busy with a catalogue of machines that we sell. This catalogue is already pre-made and I made some significant changes to it.

      I tried to send it to the press company but they say they CAN cut the pages loose but that the 3mm bleed is missing, which might cause white edges.

      I am not an expert in illustrator, just barely knew how to edit the file, but is it somehow possible to cut the pages loose from each other and add the 3mm bleed, but most importantly for me: how?

       

      Hope to hear from someone! Thanks in advance.

       

       

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        • 1. Re: Can I still cut these spread pages and add 3mm bleed, and how?
          Monika Gause Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You will need to make two nighbouring artboards out of this one.

          Then export them each with bleed.

           

          You really made a catalogue in Illustrator? Seriously, this is a job for InDesign.

          • 2. Re: Can I still cut these spread pages and add 3mm bleed, and how?
            Danny Whitehead. Adobe Community Professional

            First things first... it was a huge mistake to create 64+ page brochure in Illustrator. It should have been done in InDesign. Whoever did it in Illustrator, as reader spreads, has no business accepting payment to design brochures.

             

            With that said... Is this going to be perfect bound? If that's the case, the printer doesn't need inner bleed. You'd have to wreck the book's spine to stand a chance of seeing a white edge. And even if they did, ironically, the fact you're sending reader spreads actually gives them image they need for it.

            • 3. Re: Can I still cut these spread pages and add 3mm bleed, and how?
              Lee8x Level 1

              is this full editable in illustrator?

              I would save it as pdf first

              then createa new page the dimension of printed size with 3mm bleed

              place the pdf on the new page

              makie a duplicate of it (ctrl c and ctrl f)

              stretch/resize the top page manually to touch the bleed (the inner side)

              and send the stretched page at the back.

               

              This time you can get away with it cause it's a gradient shading but if it was actual content you would risk either cropping of the graphics or stretching the page with 3mm, which might be noticable or not (mostly not)

               

              hope it helps