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Firsh says

I’m working on a booklet in photoshop and indesign and I got this weird depate in my head. For now every page has equal bleed area on all sides. But there is an other option that means facing pages don’t have bleed area in the middle. I imagine they print it on a big paper then staple it in the middle then fold it. If I got a PDF output with crop marks on every page and bleed areas equally, is it okay?

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dany_j says

inside bleed should be 0 (zero) in indesign. Just thinking about photoshop, if you make separated pages than do 3mm all around in case user decide to change order of pages, but then again in the end final output needs to be 0 bleed inside

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Firsh says

I cropped my TIF ’s 0.125 from the inside edge alternating on the odd and even pages. They lined up perfectly in indesign with facing pages on, but after I exported to PDF it’s bad because the pages got 0.125 of the other page on their sides as everything is laid out on separate pages like my first version.

They have to mix it anyway if they print it on a big paper, double side, they’ll kinda do it like:

First paper: left is outside back cover, right is front cover, other side left is inside front cover, right is inside back cover. Then they do it like this till they reach the middle page.

If I set the inside bleed to 0 (their video told me all bleeds should be 0.125..) then it looks like this:

This is the bottom left corner of an even page and top left corner of an odd page.

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dany_j says

Im not sure if I get this all the way but if you have multiple page layout inside bleed is allways 0. Only flyers or folded print materials have bleed all around.
the “0.125 of the other page” is happening if you have inside bleed which is not correct. What they meant in video is probably generally bleed size presuming that multiple page layout have 0 bleed inside.

EDIT : or better contact your print company for more info.

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Firsh says

I contacted them but wanted to know the technical background too. They’ll answer tomorrow. Does my second picture look right?

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dany_j says

solved? contact me through my profile if you want

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Firsh says

Not yet.

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