Cannot get marks placed

kaiserwilhelm

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Tough to describe. Eal to to do the following. I get all the way to the final step
Original pdf brought it. New PDF laid on top. Sizes are squirrelly, but after some tinkering,
Crop, Trim, Art 8.5 x 11
Bleed and Media - 9.5 x 11
There are not marks on this as I removed them to get the two pdfs where I need them.
Now, I want to Add Marks. But, no matter what I do, it does not work.
Thoughts?
 

Joe

Well-known member
I think the standard EAL's supplied with Pitstop put the marks outside the media box so you need to enlarge the media and crop box to show the marks.
 

kaiserwilhelm

Well-known member
Can you not just place the pdf into InDesign, add marks there and make a new pdf?
Looking for automation. This could occur 500 times a year?
Customer sends in on one size #10 die.
We have our own.
They are consistent....not on ours
We are consistent needing ours.
I have it 100 percent working except for crop marks. I do not have to have those, but it will freak people out to not see them
 

Puch

Well-known member
I think Pitstop will put the marks where the trimming should be done. So you have to define a TrimBox first, which is smaller in every direction than CropBox & MediaBox.
 

abc

Well-known member
If your Crop Box is the same size as your Trim Box, you are not going to see anything outside the Trim Box in Acrobat, as it honors the Crop Box.
I tend to just delete the Crop Box as it's not needed and causes confusion.

Wireframe or the PitStop Page Boxes Tool will show you if they are there or not.

I assume this is the eal you are using, 'Add Marks to Trim Box' ?
It has few options, so I assume the explanation above is the issue.

Let me know how you get on
 

Joe

Well-known member
If your Crop Box is the same size as your Trim Box, you are not going to see anything outside the Trim Box in Acrobat, as it honors the Crop Box.
I tend to just delete the Crop Box as it's not needed and causes confusion.

Wireframe or the PitStop Page Boxes Tool will show you if they are there or not.

I assume this is the eal you are using, 'Add Marks to Trim Box' ?
It has few options, so I assume the explanation above is the issue.

Let me know how you get on

If you use 'Add Marks to Trim Box' and your media box is the same size as the bleed box you will only see small tick marks in the bleed area. To see all of the marks the media box would need to be enlarged. Same thing with the other marks eal's. It creates the marks but if the media and crop box are too small you won't see them.
 

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