Printing Bleed Guide
What is bleed and why is it required?
Due to a commercial press not being able to print to the edge of a sheet of paper; when your graphics continues to the edge bleed room is required. We therefore print mutiple products on much larger sheets of paper and then cut them down to size for you. As it is difficult to cut exactly to your designsâ€™ edge a little over print (bleed) on each side is necessary. Any document that you are enquiring about being professionally printed will require a bleed area and a safe zone; if your print runs up to the edge of that document.
How much bleed do I need?
At HD Pixel Print we recommend you leave a bleed of 3mm and a 3mm â€˜safe zoneâ€™ inside giving a total of 6mm on each side. For instance an A4 sheet, lined up correctly with bleed, would be 216mm x 303mm. It then gets cut down to its finished size of 210mm x 297mm. The table provided here contains the correct dimensions of documents lined up with a bleed area.
What Is the safe zone?
The 3mm safe zone is required to make sure there is no text, important information or graphics clipped/lost during the cutting process.
To read more please take a look at our full printing bleed guide
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