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Title: Need help with margin for tri-fold brochure
Post by: Lectus on August 13, 2014, 07:15:09 pm
Hi!
So, I made a simple tri-fold brochure, with 3 panels on an A4 paper on landscape mode.
The problem is that when I sent the PDF to the printer shop, the printer added extra margin and then my brochure wouldn't fold and I needed to cut off the extra margin manually.

How can I design this brochure so the printer will print it exactly like I designed it so it can be folded?

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help with margin for tri-fold brochure
Post by: utnik on August 13, 2014, 09:37:36 pm
hi lectus

forget the predefined '3-fold' layout and set your file manually as two pages in a single page landscape layout:
utnik
Title: Re: Need help with margin for tri-fold brochure
Post by: Nermander on August 14, 2014, 09:35:28 am
If the printer doesn't print your PDF to 100% scale, complain!

The equipment they use may not be ably to print to the edges (so you have to have margins for the content), but they shouldn't scale down the PDF unless you explicitly request it.
Title: Re: Need help with margin for tri-fold brochure
Post by: Lectus on August 29, 2014, 06:22:02 pm
What's the minimum margin for printing an A4 document?
Title: Re: Need help with margin for tri-fold brochure
Post by: utnik on August 29, 2014, 07:49:18 pm
What's the minimum margin for printing an A4 document?

first answer: there's no absolute minimum!

for the second one, i'm not sure what you're asking:
utnik