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Hello to all you graphic design pros!

Before I write, may I just say that I am neither a graphic designer nor do I intend to become one, I simply need some help from you pros :icon_smile:.
I am currently desiging a magazine and I have tried to print it off but whenever I do, it leaves a around 2mm white frame at the sides and top and a 4mm blank at the bottom which means that it doesn't print off anything which I have placed at the bottom(text). I find it really confusing and I dont understand anything about the bleed and slugs. I use Indesign CS3. Also, I would be ever so grateful if you could help me out on how the settings should be for when I send it out to get printed professionally.

Thanks Guys!
 

Stationery Direct

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#2
What are you printing on? A standard office printer?

If so, most won't print all the way to the edge of the page, take a look at the following thread where a member had a similar problem...

http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/printing-print-design-forum/619-letterhead-problem.html

With regards to setting up the page for commercial printing, bleed is explained here...

http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/printing-print-design-forum/160-printers-bleed.html

http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/printing-print-design-forum/1393-print-bleed-explained.html

Hope that helps.
 
#3
What are you printing on? A standard office printer?

If so, most won't print all the way to the edge of the page, take a look at the following thread where a member had a similar problem...

http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/printing-print-design-forum/619-letterhead-problem.html

With regards to setting up the page for commercial printing, bleed is explained here...

http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/printing-print-design-forum/160-printers-bleed.html

http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/printing-print-design-forum/1393-print-bleed-explained.html

Hope that helps.
Hey Boss Hog,

Thanks so much, that was exactly my problem. The info about bleed is exactly what I needed!

Cheers