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Bleed

What is bleed?

It is not possible to print all the way to the edge of a sheet of paper/card, to achieve this it is necessary to print a larger area than is needed and then trim the paper/card down to the required size.

Images, background images and fills which are intended to extend to the edge of the page must be extended 3mm beyond the cut line to give a bleed. Text and other images that you need on your finished job must sit 5mm in from the cut line. For your convenience we would advise you to use one of the free print templates that we provide which are already set to the correct bleed.

Can you show me a bleed example?

To view a diagram explaining bleed please click here, although the diagram is helpful in understanding bleed it is better understood in conjunction with one of our free print templates.

What size should I design a .........?

Most of our products follow the standard 'A' paper sizes:

Paper Sizes

You must remember to add a 3mm bleed to each edge of the artwork eg, the finished size of an A4 Letterhead is 210mm x 297mm, a 3mm bleed needs to be added to each edge of the artwork, this makes the artwork page 216mm x 303mm. For your convenience we would advise you to use one of the free print templates that we provide which are already set to the correct sizes and bleed.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Please take the time to read our design specifications page as this is very important.




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