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    What do you consider ideal margin sizes for magazines or booklets with 8.5"x11" pages?

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    Re: Ideal margin sizes?

    I usually use 1/4 inch top, outside and bottom and 1/2 inch inside if it's saddle stitching.
    By the time I walk out of here, I'm going to be a lean, mean, prepress machine...

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      Re: Ideal margin sizes?

      I always think a good half inch on the outside margins so your thumbs dont hide the print works

      Peter
      There was a formula (ratio - I think it was 3 units on the outside 4 units at the top , in the middle 2.5 units (giving 5 across the spread) in and 6 at the foot.
      http://www.desktoppublishingforum.co...isplay.php?f=3
      Go on this site Kathleen Tinkel is/was one of the leading typographers she will help you

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        Re: Ideal margin sizes?

        I'm in a newspaper web environment - we specify .375" all the way around.

        rich

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          Re: Ideal margin sizes?

          I'm in commercial offset sheetfed and use .5" (half inch) all the way around, so crop is always 1" (one inch) larger than trim size, and page is always centered in paper - in all programs. Smooth sailing, and can quickly tell trim size on any file with marks and bleeds, no matter what program I'm in.

          Don

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            Re: Ideal margin sizes?

            1/4" all the way around unless there is a saddle stitch involved.

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