If you print Canvas prints, PVC Banners or Flags, being able to extend the print area to create hems and add grommet marks is a common but repetitive task. This PowerScript allows you to quickly add bleed and grommet marks to any file.
Save common sizes as templates for quick reuse.
For flags, create double mirror hems (zig-zag hems) for sewing edges.
For PVC banners, add hems and grommet marks.
Set the scale so it's easy to apply hem at 10% or 200% scale.
Create mirror edges for canvas prints.
4 types of bleeds, solid color, mirrored hems, double mirror hems (zig-zag for flags), solid color and bleed.
Four different kinds of grommet marks.
Set the size, color and line width of the grommet marks.
3 types of grommet placement, exact spacing, approx spacing and number of grommets per side.
Set the offset for the grommets, including inset on the print.
Annotate the finished layout.
(NEW) Automatically select the active artwork by default
(NEW) Resize artboard to fit the final shape.
(NEW) Rasterize the hems
(NEW) Additional Hem types including Solid Color hems
(NEW) Lock the Hem and Grommet controls, so all the specifications change at the same time
(NEW) Add cutting lines around the final artwork (ideal for white banners) and choose their color, width and style
(NEW) Add centre fold lines and choose their color, width, style and opacity
(NEW) Add corner fold lines and choose their color, width, style and opacity
(NEW) Add Cut line for CNC cutters as a spot color like CutContour
(NEW) Add extra bleed to the overall size to ensure hand cuts and CNS cuts are clean with no white showing
(NEW) Added white background to hems to ensure transparent artwork work correctly
(NEW) Apply marks and grommets to an empty artboard - perfect for creating templates for clients.
(NEW) Include specifications such as the hem size as text below the print, for post production to reference,
I have a passion for science, technology, computers and design and worked in the design and print industry for the last 20 years. I’ve been a graphic designer, web developer, programmer, print operator, manager and business owner. During that time I’ve discovered that a lot of the design prepress work is a manual repetitive process which is prone to human error and rather boring. So to make my job easier I developed a lot of automation software which has now developed into PowerScripts.