Trimming Paper for Programs

This may be a dumb question, but will Kinkos (or other copy places) trim my paper to whatever size I ask for or are there standard sizes?


I created our programs tonight but my printer won't print bleed so there's about a 1/4" of the pattern "floating".


Just trying to figure out how if I need to resize or if they can trim that portion off.


TIA!

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 8:17 pm
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chowbaby
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I imagine they would do anything you like for a price ;)


But if you have time, you can just swing by Kinkos and use their paper cutter to trim 'em all...

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 8:27 pm
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We had the same problem tonight. Were going to have to trim them ourselves with the paper cutter.

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 9:34 pm
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I know Alphagraphics will; not sure about Kinko's.  They did three cuts on 100 invites for $15 including purchasing the paper.

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 10:22 pm
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Alphagraphics sounds like a great deal...because Office Depot told me they would charge $1/cut!!

Posted on June 30, 2008 at 2:19 am
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um....not to sound dumb...but what does "bleed" refer to...i saw that on Alphagraphics website to on the "requst a quote" page....

Posted on June 30, 2008 at 2:31 am
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that's not a dumb question.  i only know that from working at an agency for 4 years :)


bleed means the graphic bleeds off the page.  most home printers can't print right to the edge of the paper.

Posted on June 30, 2008 at 5:31 am
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Never ever go thru the hassle of trimming your own paper. I went thru Kinko's on our reception programs and they turned out just fabulous looking. Plus they were fast - less than 5 mins. They have a huge paper cutter that will cut all your programs all at onces.


HTH.

Posted on June 30, 2008 at 5:31 am
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thanks pinkgerbers!  i will definitely go check them out.

Posted on June 30, 2008 at 5:31 am
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They'll trim your paper...for a fee of course.  Since the trimming is an after thought, make sure that you are very clear where you want them trimmed.  For future, its best to add "trim lines (guidelines)" to the trim area.  Having all my stationary trimmed has been a LIFESAVER!  Designing and assembling is more than enough work :)

Posted on June 30, 2008 at 6:15 am

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