# [OS X TeX] [Slightly OT] Crop marks over a full page image

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sat May 15 06:58:44 CEST 2010

On  14 May, 2010, at 20:44, David Watson wrote:

> I am currently in the process of compiling a book of abstracts for a meeting-in-miniature.
> For this work, I am using the document class memoir.
> The printer want bleeds for the cover page of 0.125 inches, and crop marks, which I've figured out how to do for the remainder of the document (resetting the \stockheight and \stockwidth and using \settrims.
> The cover page is a real doozy, however, because the bleeds cover the crop marks.

On  14 May, 2010, at 22:40, Alan T Litchfield wrote:

> I am surprised the printer is asking you to do this.

I don't think it is uncommon, and it's not that hard ---I use a combination of geometry and crop packages for that.

And for the bleeding, the package sidecap (even without a caption!) comes handy, as with it a wide environment is defined; it allows to use the margin area, e. g., for figures wider than \textwidth''  ---just don't make the image so big as to cover the crop marks. Some manual adjustment might be necessary; for example, for a frontispiece I did

\thispagestyle{empty}
\begin{figure}[h!]
\vspace*{-8.5pc}
\begin{wide}
\hspace*{-6.6pc}\includegraphics{frontispicio_cred_8pt}
\end{wide}
\end{figure}

Best,

Axel