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How To Add A Bleed | Printing

Every job that you send to a printer needs to have a bleed. The way the printing process works is the sheets are printed and then cut down to final size. If there is no bleed and the piece is cut to size you can have pieces with an unintended slight white border. Adding bleed eliminates that white border because it stretches the image past the area that is being cut.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Thursday, January 27th, 2011

What Are Bleeds | Printing

Bleeds are when printing images and graphics that extend beyond the intended trim edge of the page or piece. Printing presses, much like your printer at home, can't print all the way to the edge of a sheet of paper. However, most jobs require the piece to look like it's printed all the way to the edge. The way this is accomplished is by printing the material on a larger sheet of paper and trimming it to size. When the final piece is done it looks like it was printed to fit the final trimmed size of the paper.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Thursday, January 27th, 2011