Post # 1
I created a template for some of the wedding stationary, and managed to utilize the WHOLE page! They look beautiful, and they’re PERFECTLY sized!
….but it leaves only a 1/8 inch margin on the left and right. Microsoft Word warned me the margins are “outside the printable area of the page” but I ignored that, and printed a “test” page, and as I expected, the very edges were cut off.
Isn’t there a way that professional printers can print all the way to the edge of a page? If so, what is that called, and is it really expensive???
I LOVE my template, and I really don’t want to have to shrink them (even cutting them down by 1/4 inch would ruin them!)
Any help would be appreciated! <3
Post # 3
@lovelove1028: I don’t know about professional printers (you’ll have to ask the person you go through), but on my home printer it has “borderless printing” capability, I just need to select “borderless” in my print menu when I go to print something.
I had save the dates that I designed printed by Next Day Flyers. I LOVE them, they turned out GREAT, and they were only about 30 cents each (seriously!). The front is a picture that prints to the edges. When I submitted my files they had me increase the size slightly (it’s a 4×6 save the date, and they wanted the file to be 4.12×6.12 I believe) to accomodate printing/cutting.
Hope that helps
Post # 4
@ferdie224: That’s encouraging, thanks!! 😀
Who did you submit the files to? But you printed at home? What kind of printer do you have? We have a crummy only-prints-black laser printer, so maybe I’ll go buy my own color printer if they make them that can print to the edges..
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@lovelove1028: I send mine to Staples through their Copy Print Centre and the good thing is if you pick up and there’s anything wrong, they’ll fix it on the spot 🙂 And you cna pick a heavier weighted paper if you’d like without having to purchase a whole pack yourself. I haven’t had a problem with borders with them.
Post # 7
If you save the document as a PDF, it generally allows you to print outside the printable edges of Word. I’ve done it in the past and it has worked for me. I’d say give it a try to see how they turn out.
Post # 8
no, I had them printed professionally from nextdayflyers.com. I designed them, uploaded the files on their website, they printed them and mailed them to me.
I have a newer printer at home though (a cannon something-or-other, has a scanner and copier as well. It was about $200 or so), and it has borderless printing capability. The save the dates I got printed from nextdayflyers look much nicer than anything I could have printed at home, and I’m not sure it would’ve cost much less to print them at home.
Anyway, if you go to best buy or something like that, ask the sales person which printers have “borderless printing capability”
Post # 9
I’m a graphic designer and typically when you want to send a file to a professional printer and have them print right to the edge, you have to give them a bleed margin and crop marks. The link below has more information:
Designing for Print – Setting Up Crops and Bleed
What the printers do then, is print your files on a larger piece of paper and then cut off the extra bits (where your crop marks are) so that your file goes right to the edge. This service is usually a bit more expensive but if you shop around for prices, you may be able to find some reasonable ones.
Post # 10
Yep, you need a bleed usually, which involves cutting off the edges of the paper. I think my DH’s printer can go all the way to the edges but you generally are going to get a little bit of shifting.