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How do I increase the bleed beyond 150mm in Indesign?

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Hey there,

 

Pardon my ignorance, I'm first time creating the artwork for curtains/ vinyl on the side of a delivery truck.

The printers specify that they need a 500mm bleed, however Indesign/ Illustrator limit the bleed at 150mm.

 

Any suggestions about how I can increase the bleed or am I meant to work at a scale?

 

Thank you

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Correct answer by Randy Hagan | Adobe Community Professional

I think you have two options:

 

  1. Work in scale 1 to 10, which would let you easily work within your limit with a 50mm "bleed" to blow up 10 times, or ...
  2. Use Adobe Illustrator, which would easily let you set up, say, a 3200mm square artboard with a 500mm bleed.

 

Either way will get you toward the results you're looking for.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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How do I increase the bleed beyond 150mm in Indesign?

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Hey there,

 

Pardon my ignorance, I'm first time creating the artwork for curtains/ vinyl on the side of a delivery truck.

The printers specify that they need a 500mm bleed, however Indesign/ Illustrator limit the bleed at 150mm.

 

Any suggestions about how I can increase the bleed or am I meant to work at a scale?

 

Thank you

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Correct answer by Randy Hagan | Adobe Community Professional

I think you have two options:

 

  1. Work in scale 1 to 10, which would let you easily work within your limit with a 50mm "bleed" to blow up 10 times, or ...
  2. Use Adobe Illustrator, which would easily let you set up, say, a 3200mm square artboard with a 500mm bleed.

 

Either way will get you toward the results you're looking for.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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I think you have two options:

 

  1. Work in scale 1 to 10, which would let you easily work within your limit with a 50mm "bleed" to blow up 10 times, or ...
  2. Use Adobe Illustrator, which would easily let you set up, say, a 3200mm square artboard with a 500mm bleed.

 

Either way will get you toward the results you're looking for.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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Hello, like @Randy Hagan say you should work with scale or use AI with is last update.

Look at this https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new/2020-2.html#large-sized-canvas

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Hi Chelsea,

you can expand the limit by setting the bleed with ExtendScript scripting.

The code for a 500 mm bleed all around your pages is:

app.documents[0].documentPreferences.properties =
{
documentBleedUniformSize : true ,
documentBleedTopOffset : "500 mm"
};

Important note: Make sure your pasteboard is large enough for this huge amount of bleed!

 

How to save ExtendScript code to a script file and install the script file so that it is available in the Scripts panel of your InDesign, see: https://www.indiscripts.com/pages/help#hd0sb2

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

 

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Forgot to post a screenshot after running the code from my last post. From my German InDesign:

 

DocBleed-500mm.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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