FULL BLEED PRINTING | Prepping your files for final print production
What is full bleed and why do we use this for print production? Full bleed is extending your graphics past the cut line to the edge of the canvas. This margin area is the 0.125" bleed. The cutting line (typically the red line) represents where we will be cutting. If you desire your photo or artwork to meet the edge of the card, the artwork must extend past this line.
We require a minimum 0.125" bleed on all 4 sides of the document.
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For example, if you're ordering business cards sized at 3.5" x 2", your artwork dimensions should read 3.625" x 2.125".
(we also accept a 0.25" bleed margin. Example, 3.75" x 2.25")
--- Safe Line: All critical elements (text, images, graphic elements, logos) must be kept inside the blue box. // 0.125" margin
--- Cutting Line: CHOP! If your artwork is passed this line, it will get cut off!
--- Bleed Line: Your artwork should touch this line if needing images to meet the edge. (this is the 0.125" margin we refer to when mentioning bleed lines.)
We offer Full Bleed on ALL of our print products. To print to the paper’s edge without any borders or white space around your design, you’ll first want to extend your design into a bleed area so it’s slightly larger than your finished print size. Remember, the artwork you submit for printing should always include a minimum bleed line of 0.125” added to all four sides. Your design should extend past the red cut line provided by our certified print templates. The excess design that’s past this red line, will be trimmed off, leaving you with a design that meets the edge of your final print product.