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B.) Print colors vs. your monitor

D.)Acceptable file formats




Bleed basics:

  • Design everything at least 1/8 larger than the final cut size of your advertisement (red area below).
  • Make sure all text or images you want to see in your designs stay 3/16 INSIDE of the final cut size for best results (see dashed line below).
  • Make sure you're always aware of the final cut size to ensure the best design.

The red area above shows what a bleed is. A bleed basically makes it possible for whatever color or image your background is to extend past the actual cut size of your job -otherwise, someone else's work will be trimmed into your artwork. The bleed lets you use the whole area of a design for a nice background or image. Stay within the basics and you won't have any issues.

You can proceed for Acceptable file formats.

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Did this article help you understand bleeds? We hope it did. Please let us know if something didn't make sense and we will be glad to better explain this complicated subject. If you ever need any help, feel free to give us a call with any questions you might have. Please ask for Carmelo at (714) 227-3055. Thank you.


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