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printer's marks when packaging document

Community Beginner ,
Aug 30, 2022 Aug 30, 2022

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I feel like this should be easier than it seems to me. But when I try to package a file to send to a printer it doesn't give me the option to add printer's makers, and I do have bleeds and crops in the document. It just shows me "Printer's Marks: No"

 

Any advise on adding the documents bleeds/crop marks, etc.

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Community Expert , Aug 30, 2022 Aug 30, 2022

Printers marks are not something that is added to the InDesign file, it is in the exported PDF or printout. You can certainly draw your won or use a script to add them, but there is no reason to do so. You can turn on pritners marks in the print settings for the file, but again, there is no reason to worry about this. The printer will turn those on, or not, as needed.

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Aug 30, 2022 Aug 30, 2022

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Printers marks are not something that is added to the InDesign file, it is in the exported PDF or printout. You can certainly draw your won or use a script to add them, but there is no reason to do so. You can turn on pritners marks in the print settings for the file, but again, there is no reason to worry about this. The printer will turn those on, or not, as needed.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 23, 2022 Oct 23, 2022

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Thank you Scott.

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Oct 23, 2022 Oct 23, 2022

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Just on a different tack... it has long been preferable to send nothing to printers but an optimized PDF. Bundling up a whole project and sending it for print is — IMHO — a throwback to the PageMaker days when many designers could make a pretty picture on the screen but had no idea how to make a technically optimal, press-ready file.

 

Packaging is (again IMHO) for sending project to another designer, or doing a suspenders-and-belt archive of a project. It's not — need I say IMHO? — the right method for submitting a project for print.

 


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Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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Hi @jMarc , Also, the Package>Print Settings dialog is showing the document’s current Print settings, so if I load a Print Preset that includes Marks they will show in the Package report.

 

The current Print settings for the document

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On a Package:

 

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Sorry I missed Scott’s post.

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