Most people start off in the design world using Microsoft Publisher, but they soon find out the limitations of the product. One of the most prevalent limitations is the fact that Publisher cannot support full-bleed artwork.

Full-bleed is a term used when the artwork goes all the way to the edge of the page (no border). Publisher is incapable of supporting this function, because it only designs within certain sizes, and a designer needs oversize artwork slightly in order for printer to cut it back down, to give the product the full bleed effect.

Furthermore, virtually no one in the print industry uses Publisher anymore. Adobe products are the norm. If a printer has Publisher, it will typically be for the use of converting the file to an Adobe format.

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  1. JT on November 14, 2007 5:43 pm

    The only reason I would still use publisher is its print feature that allows me to create one business card and print it 12 up wihtout having to make more then one. I havent found that feature on an adobe product yet. If there is a way to do it I would love to know and I would switch

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