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Rob Foster Member
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Removing bleed

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Hi There

I have a workflow for business cards that allows me to impose any size business card 21 up to an SRA3 sheet, that works great.

In the the workflow the file goes in 2 destinations , one for the imposition and one for a low res proof

The files all start out with 2mm bleed, which is great for the imposition, but i want to remove the bleed from the low res proof.

Im struggling to find a way to do it in freeflow

Any help appreciated

Rob

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FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Removing bleed

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The Resize node should be what you need. I am going to make the assumption that the "trim box" represents the size you desire. In that case, set:

1. Resize all pdf boxes -- by percent

2. Proportionally Resize to Trim Box -- width/height = 100%

3. Content Scaling None

4. Center alignment

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Rob Foster Member
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Re: Removing bleed

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Hi There

 

Thanks for the reply, ive put all the setting in , and i think it should work, but i still have 2mm bleed on the resulting low res file, its definately set to the trim which is what i want it to crop to, i cant seem to attach images here which might have helped, for this job ive added a business card (finished size 55 x 85) with 2 mm bleed (59 x 89) and the low res still shows the bleed and the trim box

 

Thanks

 

Rob

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FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Removing bleed

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Try this instead (see screensnap). The size width and height are remapped to the TrimBox width and height using FFCore variable (in this case  $FFwfDoc.pdfTrimWidth$ and $FFwfDoc.pdfTrimHeight$). You may need to have multiple resize nodes to reduce all the PDF boxes to the Trim Box size.resizebleed.png

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Rob Foster Member
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Re: Removing bleed

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Hi David

Ive finally got some time to test this, i tried multiple resize nodes, which have an affect,  this is for business cards, the size i have put through is 85mm x 55mm, what it has done though is resize all boxes to 85mm x 85mm, so its almost like its taken the longest measurement to resize to, i also tried this using the setting resize all Pdf Boxes which gave me the same result without having to use multiple nodes.

Thanks

Rob

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Rob Foster Member
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Re: Removing bleed

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Hi David

Finally got it to work

Multiple nodes for pdf boxes is the way to go and i had both variables set to width! which of course made the width and the height the same measurement.

 

Thanks for all your help on this

 

Its much appreciated

 

Rob

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Rob Foster Member
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Re: Removing bleed

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Hi David

Finally got it to work

Multiple nodes for pdf boxes is the way to go and i had both variables set to width! which of course made the width and the height the same measurement.

 

Thanks for all your help on this

 

Its much appreciated

 

Rob

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