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What is a Bleed?
A Bleed is a technique used by the printing industry to ensure the image will continue to the very edge of the page after trimming. The idea is simple, a margin (normally 3mm) is included in the initial design which will be cut off at the final stages of print. This extra margin ensures that images will always reach the edge of the document.
should be the complete document size plus an extra 3mm on each side.
is where the document will be trimmed, any information after the margin will not be displayed in the final product.
TEXT SAFETY MARGIN
is to ensure no vital information is lost. The company cannot be held responsible for any lost text beyond this point.
How to Set a Bleed
For your convenience we have produced a set of pre-designed templates where resolution, bleed and trim margins have been set. Please visit our
for further details.
--Or Follow the Instructions Below--
How To: Set a Bleed in Photoshop - New Project:
When you create your new project ensure the dimensions are set to (mm) and include 6mm to both width and height.
How To: Set a Bleed in Photoshop - Existing Project:
Open your existing project then select 'Image -> Canvas Size' and increase the width and height by 6mm
Adjust / replace any images that do not fill the expanded space.
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