Using Layout Templates in InDesign

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Our Layout Templates are provided in PDF format to guide designers on setting up their files for print with Jukebox Print. Download the template appropriate for the product you will be ordering.

  1. Open InDesign and create a new document (File > New)
  2. Define the size of your document as per the product you will be ordering
    (ie. Width: 3.5, Height: 2 inches for standard size business cards).
    Enter 0.125 inches for the Margin on all top, bottom, left and right
  3. Click “More Options” to expand the advanced settings.
    Set Bleed to 0.125 inches on all top, bottom, left and right.
    Your settings should look similar to below:
    INDD_create.png
    Click OK to create the document
  4. Place the template PDF into the document (File > Place) and align it with your document. The bleed area and safety margin areas in the template PDF should match the guides shown in the document.
    NB. For custom shape templates, you will need to place page 2 (for the front) and page 3 (for the back) in the document.
    INDD_placeLayoutTemplate.png

This will show you the bleed area and safety margin to help set up your artwork.

You are now ready to start designing.

 

Important - Before you submit your file(s) for printing, it is essential to delete the template. See: Exporting a press-ready file from InDesign.

 

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