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  1. #1

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    Default Should I trim off the registration marks or leave them?

    On my first couple runs of posters, I sucked at registration. I will probably recycle most those posters because of embarrassment. A few of them look almost presentable, but if you look at the registration marks, someone in the know would be able to tell that I suck. I was planning on cutting them off on this batch out of shame.

    On my third try, I really concentrated on the registration. Making my vinyl tape pieces way bigger helped big time. On this batch the registration is basically right on the money. Should I not trim off the top and bottom of the paper and leave the registration marks on there? A nice guy at a local print shop has a cutter and said I could use it for free, but I almost want to leave them on there. They kind of look cool. What do the pros like Emek and others do? Do the people that collect posters like those cut off? Not that a poster that I printed would ever be worth anything, but I am thinking for the future, if I ever make anything cool.

    What do you think?

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    Professionally printed work is always trimmed. But if you want to get artsy do whatever you want.
    Brg!
    Barricades of hamburgers divide the nation.

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    I always cut them off or if there will be no cutting at the end (for whatever reason) I tape out the reg marks a few prints into the run of each color so I don't have to worry about them

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    stuff like this can go for a lot of cash... but you're not rick griffin yet, so if you plan to sell it, cut em off. my 2 cents.


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    Cut them off and insert into your anus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeethree View Post
    I tape out the reg marks a few prints into the run of each color so I don't have to worry about them
    I find this easiest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    Cut them off and insert into your anus.
    I find this not easiest. I'm a tightass.

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    I always wonder about people who take the time to change the font on the forums.

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    This question has probably been answered already in depth if you search the forums.

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    I have photoshop and would like to make concert posters, where do I start?

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