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Edit Finishing Marks

Also known as printer’s marks, these include bleed marks, trim marks,registration marks and color/gray tint proofing bars. To make finishing marks appear on the page turn on their rendering by selecting the appropriate choices from the Draw submenu of the Tools menu.

The appearance and location of finishing marks are editable on a global application wide level, as well as on a per document basis. To set application wide default settings that will be used for all new documents use the settings under the Paper tab of the Settings For New Documents tab in the application Preferences Editor. To customise a document’s finishing marks use the settings under the Paper tab of the Document Settings Editor.

Proofing bars

They are used by printers to ensure consistency and quality in printed output. The bars come with a default set of colors and at a default size and location on the page, but all these parameters are adjustable.

Trim marks (also known as crop marks)

These are lines placed at the corners of an image or a page to indicate where to trim (cut) it. PDFClerk Pro combines the trim marks with fold marks, that indicate where the paper is to be folded. Whereas the trim marks appear as solid lines, the fold marks appear as dashed lines.

Bleed marks

They are similar lines around the corners of printed material used to indicate the areas that are printed over the cutting edge (indicated by the trim marks). Bleed is used to compensate for small inconsistencies that can occur when paper is cut to final size during the finishing process.

Registration marks

These marks are crosshair lines with a circle that guide graphics equipment and personnel in processing printed material during the printing and finishing process.

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Last updated on June 22, 2015

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