Bleeds

A Bleed Margin is the extra area outside of a finished document that designers must allow if they want images that are butting up to the edge of the page, to be cropped properly.

Because printed documents are guillotined in large batches, is it impossible to guarantee that every sheet will be cropped exactly on the crop-marks. Bleed is extra image that extends past the trim edge of the page. It is there to avoid thin white gaps if the trimming is not exact. Typically a bleed of 1/8" is used. So, if you are creating a file which is 8.5 x 11, make the artwork extend out to 8.75 x 11.5.

But remember the extra image WILL BE TRIMMED OFF. Don't put any important content there, or within 1/8" of the inside edge! This is called a safe are.

**WARNING** IF BLEED MARGINS ARE NOT SUPPLIED, THERE IS A RISK THAT YOUR FILE WILL SHOW WHITE AT THE EDGE OF THE SHEETOR THAT CONTENT ON THE SHEET WILL BE TRIMMED OFF. CANADACOPY.COM WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF THIS HAPPENS DUE TO BLEED MARGIND NOT BEING SUPPLIED.