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  • ondine vierra
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    @ondinevierra
    9 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m finding that most designers design with full bleeds, at least the ones I am printing for. Just curious what other printers are doing, printing on oversize paper and cutting after wards? Any advice would be great. I have a C&P 8×12.

    Many Thanks,

    Ondine


    Kathryn Hunter
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    @kathrynhunter
    9 years, 1 month ago

    Yes, they love to design that way huh? I also have a C&P 8×12, and I have found the only way for full bleed is to print on oversize as you mentioned and cutting after. Or talking them out of a full bleed. 😉 If it’s not a solid bleed and prints to the edge of 3 sides (like an image of some sort), I use handmade registration paper “pins” taped at the bottom, so not as tall as my metal pins & the plate won’t affect them in printing. I’d also love to hear if anyone else has any other suggestions.best,kathryn


    ondine vierra
    Participant
    @ondinevierra
    9 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Kathryn,Great advice thank you, do you have a photo of your handmade paper pins. i have to admit the first time I tried a 2 color job, I hit a metal pin and it had to go into the recycle bin.Thanks for you time,Ondine


    Kathryn Hunter
    Participant
    @kathrynhunter
    9 years, 1 month ago

    what’s your email address? i’ll take a pic when i’m in the printshop today. i know how it feels to hit a metal pin, they are so precious.


    Nancy
    Participant
    @nancy1
    8 years, 4 months ago

    Would it be possible to get a copy of this photo.  I’d love to see how this works.

     

    Thanks,

    Nancy


    ondine vierra
    Participant
    @ondinevierra
    8 years, 4 months ago

    yes, i’ll send it to you today. we have been using this homemade pin set up a lot!


    Angela R. Stewart
    Participant
    @angelarstewart
    8 years, 3 months ago

    I would love to see your photo of the homemade pin set up.


    Betty Tran
    Participant
    @bettytran
    7 years, 11 months ago

    I’d also like to see the picture of the homemade pin as well. 

     

    Thanks!


    Lars K
    Participant
    @larsk
    7 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Ondine!

     

    I always print on oversize press sheets when bleeds are involved, and trim down to final afterward. Allow an 1/8″ bleed and print with crop marks (offset the crop marks to avoid entering the live art area). This is standard practice in print.

     

    HTH,

     

    Lars.

     

     


    Hallie
    Participant
    @halliecantlebary
    7 years, 11 months ago

    I’d be interested in seeing your photo as well! If you wouldn’t mind passing it along:)

     


    Lori Fields
    Participant
    @lorifields
    7 years, 11 months ago

    Same here. 🙂 Can you send pic?


    Kseniya Thomas
    Keymaster
    @kseniya
    7 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Erica,

    Buying parent sheets will actually save you money, since otherwise you’re paying the paper merchant to cut them down for you. If you have the capability, it’s most economical to buy parent sheets and then cut them down as the job requires. Trimming afterwards is by far the best and most accurate way to print bleeds–even if you only leave .25″ for them.


    jennifer manning-gilbreath
    Participant
    @jennifermanning-gilbreath
    7 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Ondine,

    I’m also curious about this question.  When I’ve had bleeds in the past, I just cut the paper to exact size and let the ink come of the edge and print on the tympan paper.  At first I was worried that this would get ink on the back of my paper, but I guess I was careful enough when I hand-fed that it didn’t. 

    Best of luck!

    Jennifer

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