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Word of Today: Bleed

Printing Bleed or Bleed: Extra ink area that crosses the trim line. It is necessary for the production of printed materials that have artwork or text that extend beyond (or bleed off of) the edge of the final piece.

The smallest “bleed” that we recommend when preparing your artwork for print is 1/8 inch or .1275.

Example of artwork set up with printing with bleeds
Example of artwork with bleeds

For help setting up proper bleeds in Adobe Illustrator click here.

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