Printing bleed is not simply adding a white edge or border area to your artwork.
Printing bleed allows you to have colour run right to the edge of the page where you need it.
On a printing press, the artwork is printed on a large sheet of paper and then cut down to size.
Why is adding a printing bleed necessary?
Small mechanical cutting variations can end up leaving a hairline white edge where there should be no white edge at all. This will happen if your image is not extended beyond the final cut size. Extending images 3mm beyond the final cut size guarantees that images truly will go all the way to the edge of the printed paper.
How to add bleed to your file
Build your artwork larger than the final size you need. For example, if you have designed a standard business card at 85mm x 55mm with an green background covering the whole area (like below), you will need to enlarge that green background. With our business cards we usually need 3mm printing bleed on each edge. So your background should stretch to 91mm x 61mm total size. Contact us for help. email@example.com
Why use us for your printing service?
We reproduced an NCR document for a client recently, as they could not find the original print files. They gave us a review on a printed letterhead.
Another satisfied customer…
Most of the business suppliers that we have worked with over the years have provided us with a service we have come to reply upon. But on occasions, they get complacent, which encourages us to test the market elsewhere.
More recently we needed to renew / refresh our NCR forms for our courtesy cars, which required some changes in wording, logo alterations as well as other issues.
Now, every week you have been threatening to “blow up my logo with your canon…” So I decided to take the plunge.
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