This document explains how to nest or but up images using document or other types of bleed, allowing for the correct finishing in Layout.
To ensure the final lay-up of images has the correct amount and type of bleed with a lay for efficient finishing.
The process steps involved:
- Alignment and nesting of copies
The first step after importing an image in Layout is to set the image to the final output:
- Select image
- Select Trim box on the Page function. The Trim box is the final output size of your image after finishing. It removes all bleed present in the image.
- In Image Marks you select what type of bleed you wish and the desired width of bleed:
Types of bleed:
- Mirror: mirrors the end of the image
- Stretch: will stretch the last pixel of the image
- Solid color: generates bleed by a color of choice
- Document: is the bleed provided by the originator of the image (if available)
- Select desired finishing marks: crop, label or registration marks if not already provided in the document bleed
- After adding the amount of images desired, go to Alignment /nest function
- Choose whether to leave a space between the images or but-up
- Confirm by clicking Nest
The but-up function will leave the bleed on the outside, but remove it on the inside with one cut line:
The gap will add the bleed all round and generate a space between the images: