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Even with bleed it shows the edges white

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Hi! 

I'm trying to export a roll up that I created in indesign with the same settings I always use. However, the bleed only shows up as white and does not show the graphical elements that extend beyond the actual roll up. 

It shows up correctly when I preview it in indesign but in the pdf it shows up as white. (Taller picture is a screen shot of the pdf, image with gray background is from the indesign file)

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Please help because it's an important roll up and we need to get it done quickly. 

Here are my settings as of now, but I have tried a bunch of different ones.

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What are the file's physical measurements? If it is banner-sized (as it seems to be), you may need more than 5 mm of bleed. The amount of bleed on the PDF looks (proportionally) about the same as what is showing on your InDesign screen shot. -- I've added a guide at your crop mark in this screen shot to show that there is some bleed in your PDF.

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Even with bleed it shows the edges white

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Hi! 

I'm trying to export a roll up that I created in indesign with the same settings I always use. However, the bleed only shows up as white and does not show the graphical elements that extend beyond the actual roll up. 

It shows up correctly when I preview it in indesign but in the pdf it shows up as white. (Taller picture is a screen shot of the pdf, image with gray background is from the indesign file)

jasmined93511664_0-1602762835115.png

jasmined93511664_1-1602762877230.png

 

Please help because it's an important roll up and we need to get it done quickly. 

Here are my settings as of now, but I have tried a bunch of different ones.

jasmined93511664_2-1602763159775.png

 

 

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Correct answer by SJRiegel | Adobe Community Professional

What are the file's physical measurements? If it is banner-sized (as it seems to be), you may need more than 5 mm of bleed. The amount of bleed on the PDF looks (proportionally) about the same as what is showing on your InDesign screen shot. -- I've added a guide at your crop mark in this screen shot to show that there is some bleed in your PDF.

Screen Shot 2020-10-15 at 8.38.36 AM.png

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It's hard to tell from your screen shot of the PDF, but I think you do have bleed, the white you are seeing is from the extra space caused by adding the crop & bleed marks. Try increasing your bleed to 15mm. You can see the bleed box in Acrobat by using the Output Preview tool and selecting the box to Show art trim & bleed boxes.

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What are the file's physical measurements? If it is banner-sized (as it seems to be), you may need more than 5 mm of bleed. The amount of bleed on the PDF looks (proportionally) about the same as what is showing on your InDesign screen shot. -- I've added a guide at your crop mark in this screen shot to show that there is some bleed in your PDF.

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Thank you! I am used to producing things smaller things and didn't think to scale the bleed when creating this roll up. 

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