marks lets you display information on a page about how a work should be printed.
You can specify the position of the printers’ marks on the page.
printers’ marks are as follows:
• Crop/fold marks
— represent the size of the paper and print at the corners of the page. You can
print crop/fold marks to use as guides to trim the paper. If you print
multiple pages per sheet (for example, two rows by two columns),
you can choose to print the crop/fold marks on the outside edge of the page so
that all crop/fold
marks are removed after the cropping process, or you can choose to
add crop marks around each row and column. Crop/fold marks ensure that marks
appear on each
plate of a separated CMYK file.
• Bleed limit
— determines how far an image can extend beyond the crop marks. When you use a
bleed to extend the print job to the edge of the page, you must set a
bleed limit. A bleed requires that the paper you are printing on is
larger than the size of paper you ultimately want, and the print job must extend
beyond the edge of the
final paper size.
marks — are required to line up film for proofing or printing plates on a
color press. They print on each sheet of a color separation.
calibration bars — are color scales that print on each sheet of a color
separation and ensure accurate color reproduction. To see calibration bars, the
of the print job must be larger than the page size of the work you
scale — is a series of gray boxes ranging from light to dark. These boxes
are required to test the density of halftone images. You can position the
densitometer scale anywhere on the page. You can also customize the
levels of gray that appear in each of the seven squares on the densitometer
• Page numbers
— helps you collate pages of an image that do not include any page numbers or do
not contain page numbers that correspond to the actual number of
• File information
— prints file information, such as, the color profile; halftone settings; name,
date, and time the image was created; plate number; and job name