Bleed is a printing term referring to the area that extends beyond the cut edge of a piece of printed material.

It is designed to ensure that the final trimmed product has an edge-to-edge print, without any unprinted margins or borders.

By extending the design slightly past the intended cut line, bleed guarantees that no white edge will be visible even if there are minor shifts during the cutting process.

Related terms

Trim Marks

Related support guides

Bleed Guide


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