InDesign File Preparation
Guidelines for creating great printing files.
DOCUMENT SETUP: Margins, Crops & Bleeds
It is important to set up your document correctly when creating a file that will be printed. These specifications let us know exactly what you are looking for.
This is where you set the final, unfolded size of your printed piece.
(This is where we will be cutting.)
The margins are guides that you can use to keep important images/text from being cut off. We recommend minimum 0.25” – 0.5” margins.
The bleed area is an area outside the trim line that WILL BE CUT OFF.
This is used when you intend for an image to run off the end of the paper. We recommend 0.125” bleeds.