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What are bleeds, and why do I need them?

09/04/20 | Published By Glen Ngo

Bleed refers to an extra 1/8” of the 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. This makes sure there are no white edges showing on the final trimmed piece. It is important that the trim marks are outside the 1/8″ of bleed.

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