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Preview crop guides vs. specification crop guides

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Re: Preview crop guides vs. specification crop guides

Posted:01 Nov 2012 (16:41 UTC)

Greetings from PrestoPhoto!

Here is a great screencast that will explain all of our crop-guides:

You can view your project in reference to the crop guides most accurately at the Layout Preview in Step 3:

For the Layout Preview:
(The crop guides are able to be viewed or removed by simply clicking or un-clicking the "Show Crop Guides" at the top left of the preview.)
The Red crop guide is for standard size projects (9x7 or larger)
The Pink crop guide is for mini-books (anything smaller than a 9x7)

For the Flip Preview:
The Flip preview offers 1 single yellow crop guide that is both the Red and pink crop-guide combined, and is therefore more aggressive than necessary for standard size books. For most accurate crop guides when considering your work, please use the Layout Preview

There is an automatic trim that occurs during production to ensure that all pages are flush. This trim is approximately 1/8 inch on all sides. For standard-sized books (6x9 and larger) we suggest that all vital content is kept within .25" from all sides, and consider this the "Caution Area." We do not guarantee any content that falls underneath the Red crop guide (.25") / Caution area. You can learn more about this here:

All non-vital/background content should be extended to the edge of each page. All vital content (text and faces) should be kept within the Red Crop-guide for all standard size books. The Pink Crop-guide is for mini-books (any book smaller than a 6x9) is more aggressive due to the the mini-books small size, and therefore requires a more aggressive crop-guide.

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Yury Lagoviyer
Joined: 26 Sep 2012

Preview crop guides vs. specification crop guides

Posted:01 Nov 2012 (00:15 UTC)
I have just uploaded my new pdf book for 11x8.5 hard cover printing. The images were created using the 1/8" crop guides. However, preview shows that some elements (all located within the 1/8" guides) will be trimmed.

Please comment

Thank you,