Yes, they are extra, I even remade the pdf file with no crop marks on the pages and still get 3 marks. I've attached a pdf of a mockup print out and you can see the extra marks on there even. Any ideas?
Can you post your template file ziped exactly as was used for that output? We don't need any of the marks, just the template file. If there is more than one sig in the template, just mention which one is used in this output in the body of your message.
You can turn the shingling of crop marks off by modifying the default profile.
The quote is from Preps help.
"When you move a page, the crop marks move with it, because crop marks are associated with pages rather than press sheets. If shingling or bottling is applied, this affects the crop marks as well. In some cases, crop marks should not shift with shingled pages. To turn shingled crop marks off, you can edit the default profile and set SHINGLECROPMARKS to NO. See Use a text editor to modify a profile."
I would still be interested to find out if the "extra marks" that appeared in Prepper's pdf posted earlier are crop marks or some other line marks. Having the actual template file (not a screen capture of the output, nor the output pdf) would allow this to be determined.
Would Prepper please post the actual template file?
We have seen the same thing with Preps.
The extra marks are indeed crop marks from shingling the page.
We decided to leave them on because it's a quick way to verify that shingling is on and that all of the pages are being shingled correctly.
I have seen this before in a jdf workflow. What worked for me was to place the crop marks, then delete any crop marks that are on the fold...it makes sense that if you consider that crop marks should be made only where you trim the page, not where you fold. Fold marks do not shift with shingling. Unfortunately I was never able to come up with a solution using smart marks, but the above solution worked in jdf.
Thanks for your help, I am familiar with editing settings in the profiles so I will try that. It is indeed crop marks like someone else here said, not at work right now so can't attach template anyway. Just wanted to get rid of them to keep confusion down in bindery.
But are you doing pdf or postscript jobs? I ask because I recently found that the marks (including crops) are handled a bit differently in pdf jobs compared to postscript (mixed files jobs). See this thread where I workout the problem that led to this insight:
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