Book Design and Imaging

page trimming

It is almost impossible to identify the exact amount of trimming around the edges so could it be possible to show with a dotted line the exact trimming location.  Giving a trimming dimension is useless as the book page images are not to scale.

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Posted by
pmi
Dec 8, 2008 7:29pm PDT
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My understanding is that due to the nature of the trimming process it is not possible to know exactly where the trim will take place. Blurb indicates that up to 1/8 inch (3.175mm) could be trimmed and allowance should be made for that by not putting critical parts of the image within 1/8" of the edge. I play safe and allow 1/4" (6.35mm).

http://blurb.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/blurb.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=300

.......Tony

Posted by
tfrankland
Dec 9, 2008 1:28am PDT
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