What is Bleeding

If you’re new to the world of print, then you may not understand what full bleed printing is. To prevent your printed product from having unsightly white lines around the border, you must set your document up with bleeds. Bleed refers to an extra 3mm of image or background color that extends beyond the trim area of your printing piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is then cut down to size with the appearance that the image is “bleeding” off the edge of the paper. Different products may need different sizes of bleed.

Please scroll down to see some sample to help you understand how bleeding works.

Before Cutting

Colour and images must extend beyond the edge of your artwork, keep the information like wordings and numbers away the black solid border to prevent unwanted white borders and make sure the information not been cutted. This is known as bleed

During Cutting

Every beyond the solid line is cut off. if your information outside the black solid line, they will be cut either.

Final trimmed Product

This item with no unwanted white border and all the information remain safe and visitable.

How to set up bleeding on your software

What is a correct bleed looks like

Image Bleed

Extend the background image(s) to bleed sizes

but do not move or enlarge information

Colour Block Bleed

Extend the background colour block(s) to bleed sizes

but do not move or enlarge information

Wrong Bleed Setup Sample

If you are not setup bleed properly may cause very bad result.

Wrong Bleed Setup

This wrong bleed case result information cut because information moved/enlarged when setting up bleed.

No Bleed Setup

This no bleed setup will cause unwanted white border.

Booklets with Bleed

Setting up bleeding on the booklets is a little different then the other printing products. It's very important if your booklet design contains images across two pages.

You need to create every page as a page but not a spread as a page with 4 side bleed.

Drag two pages as a spread for example page 2 and page 3, page 4 and page 5...Last page-2, Last page-1. This is physical pages but not page numbers. Leave the first page and the last page alone. Then start create your artwork.

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