Bleed is any image, text or background which extends right to or beyond the cut edge of a printed page. If bleed is required, the piece must be printed on a larger sheet and trimmed to correct size, as neither digital or offset presses can print right to the edge of the sheet.
It’s important to set up your file correctly if you need bleed.
Anything that touches a trim edge must be extend 3mm past the trim line.
And it’s best to have at least 3mm safe copy area from the edge – keep all important image/text at least 3mm from the trim line.
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