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Scribus => PDF Generation => Topic started by: philgret on February 27, 2013, 01:51:07 am

Title: Page size increases on export to PDF?
Post by: philgret on February 27, 2013, 01:51:07 am
I have created a business card of dimensions 86 x 54mm and included a 3mm bleed.  As such I am expecting (and want) an exported page size of 92 x 60mm.  However, no matter what I do the resulting PDF page size is 106mm x 74mm (looks like 10mm area outside the crop marks rather than the 3mm specified and I was expecting).  Any ideas?  Thx
Title: Re: Page size increases on export to PDF?
Post by: Nermander on February 27, 2013, 08:40:05 am
The bleed defines how much of the content outside the margins that is shown. If you place an image with bleed you will notice that the bleed is indeed 3 mm, but Scribus also adds extra space for crop marks.

Unfortunately this extra space can not controlled by the user.
Title: Re: Page size increases on export to PDF?
Post by: utnik on February 27, 2013, 09:09:57 pm
…Scribus also adds extra space for crop marks.

Unfortunately this extra space can not controlled by the user.

this is correct – and usually no problem.
but lots of printshops don't need crop marks – ask your printer, which marks he needs!

utnik
Title: Re: Page size increases on export to PDF?
Post by: Nermander on February 28, 2013, 08:24:56 am
The problem comes when you want to try to print yourself.

I don't know of any FOSS imposition tool that can correctly handle bleed. I don't even think Quite Imposing Plus for Acrobat can handle it in a good way.