The Importance of Document Bleeds

The Importance of Document Bleeds

Mike Ryan

  |  Oct 26, 2023   |  

1 min read



Hi, I'm Melissa, and I'm here to walk you through how to have proper bleeds on your artwork. A bleed is the one-eighth-inch portion of your artwork that extends past your final trim edge. It is shown in this sample as a solid green border. It is on all sides of your artwork and equals a quarter of an inch or 0.25 inches added to your overall size.

A bleed is important because the artwork is printed and trimmed in large stacks. If you do not have proper bleed, you will see uneven edges of white on your final printed piece. Here, we have a sample of artwork with proper bleed and one without. The one without has uneven edges of white.

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