How to create printers marks

If you want to know how to create printers marks then look at the following diagram, and note the various elements:

The above printers marks (crop marks, bleed marks, registration marks, color bars, and page information) show how to create printers marks:

A. Crop Marks: Adds fine (hairline) horizontal and vertical rules that define where the page should be trimmed. Crop marks help to align one colour separation from another.

A. Bleed Marks: Adds fine lines that show the amount of extra image outside the defined page size is available for cropping.

B. Registration Marks: Adds small “targets” outside the page area for aligning the different separations in a color document.

D. Color Bars: Small squares of colour representing the various CMYK inks and the tints of gray in 10% increments are lined up in a row, so that colours can be verified to be accurate, and often used to adjust ink density on the printing machines.

C. Print Information: Various print information such as filename, page number, current date/time, and colour separation name. The page information normally requires about 13mm along that horizontal edge. Print information is usually printed in the font GothicBBB-Medium-83pv-RKSJ-H (Medium Gothic).

F. Offset: Specifies how far from the edge of the page (not the bleed) InDesign will draw printer’s marks. If using Macromedia InDesign, it draws the printer’s marks 6 points from the edge of the page, and avoid drawing the printers marks on the bleed, by entering an offset greater than the bleed size.

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