Re: [xep-support] Page contents do not protrode onto bleed

From: Robert Goldsmith <>
Date: Thu Nov 20 2008 - 08:22:12 PST

Hi :)

I can understand the exact problem I think Mark has here and it's
something I am interested in knowing the answer for as I suspect it
will be very useful to me in the near future as well.

When printing and trimming it is usual to stretch the artwork past the
edge of the final canvas size so that when you trim you can guarantee
not to see the white substrate at the edge (given the tolerances on
many guillotines leave much to be desired). For this to work, XEP
must have the ability to overflow the edge of the final artwork with a
bleed of the same colour as the background or, more usefully, allow
the placement of anything you want outside the crop box of the pdf (so
you can place images, vector graphics etc. over the crop edge).
Generally we need about a 2 or 3mm bleed on each edge.


On 20 Nov 2008, at 15:54, Alexei Gagarinov wrote:

> Hi Mark,
>> I have set the page background to red and all that xep-pdf-bleed is
>> doing is set a white border between the page and the crop marks. If
>> the page protrudes onto the bleed (i.e. the bleed is filled in with
>> the actual page) it would solve my problems.
> The 'bleed' processing instruction defines an extra bleed area. This
> extra area is needed to accommodate the physical limitations of
> cutting,
> folding, and trimming equipment.
> I can admit that the background of this extra bleed should be the
> same as the content background.
> But now the background of the extra-bleed region is always white in
> XEP.
> BTW, what a problem are trying to solve?
> Regards,
> Alexey Gagarinov
> RenderX.
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Robert Goldsmith
Systems Integrator
SP Group
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