Re: [xep-support] pdf page bleeds

From: Erik S. LaBianca (
Date: Wed Aug 20 2003 - 22:04:19 PDT

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    Thats a good idea, I'll probably end up doing that. Thanks.

    One more question, to hijack my own thread: how can I use pantone spot
    colors? The examples I've seen are all using #aabbcc style RGB colors.
    We're incorporating some generated pages inline with a some static
    content created in Quark, and I need to do two colors, one of them black
    and the other one a pantone spot color.

    Is this possible without using a preflight tool?



    W. Eliot Kimber wrote:
    > Erik S. LaBianca wrote:
    >> I, for one, would be interested in seeing a XEP extension to allow the
    >> /BleedBox, etc. It seems like it would be a useful function for those
    >> of us creating PDF's primarily for printed output. It would be pretty
    >> cool if it could throw in registration too.
    > It's actually pretty easy to do registration marks (and CMYK bars). I
    > just created appropriate registration marks and color bars in
    > Illustrator as EPS files and then I use one of the edge region with
    > absolutely-positioned block containers to place the marks. I use normal
    > block-containers with borders to create crop marks. It's actually pretty
    > easy to create a registration mark graphic by hand just by typing up an
    > EPS directly--it's also a good exercise for learning the Postscript
    > drawing commands. Only requires about 15 lines of code to create a
    > couple of circles with a cross or to create a circle filled with
    > radiating lines.
    > It just requires using a large enough page size so you have room for the
    > registration and crop marks outside the final trimmed page area. By
    > using this technique you can also create bleeds since you have plenty of
    > extra width in the edge regions.
    > But it would be handy to be able to set the bleedbox within the PDF.
    > Cheers,
    > Eliot

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