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Let’s Talk About Trim

By June 28, 2022 September 28th, 2022 No Comments

It’s time we have a candid conversation about one of the core elements of page layout design.  Somehow one of the most obvious, in-your-face elements of design is also one of the most misunderstood and, therefore, mis-used.  Of course, we’re talking about trim.

Trim (or bleed), as it pertains to album design, is the area around the four sides of a printed sheet that will be cut to size. This step happens after the pages have been printed, and before the pages are mounted or bound into a book, and it ensures that when the book is assembled, all the page edges line up.   

Rather than re-hash here our thoughts on best trim practices, we made a short video that covers all important bases.  Click the link below to check it out.

“I don't think there is anything wrong with white space.
I don't think it's a problem to have a blank wall.”

Annie Leibovitz

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