What is Bleed?

Posted: 5 May 2017

Bleed is where an object overlaps the trim of a page by a specified amount. A standard amount is typically 3mm. Since the bleed area will be trimmed off during finishing, you should keep text and other important information at least 6mm from the trim.

Bleed requirements If you require full bleed printing to the edge of the page, then your artwork needs to be correctly and professionally prepared with bleed for commercial printing. Incorrectly supplied artwork may incur additional charges.

Please note there can be a trimming / skew variance of plus or minus 2 millimetres due to automated cutting systems – allow for this when setting up artwork. All artwork must have 3mm external bleed all round as well as an internal bleed of 3mm.

In the case of stickers, booklets and magnets – 6mm bleed is required all round and keep important information 6mm in from trim lines (6mm internal bleed).

If artwork is supplied without bleed or bleed less than 3mm internal and 3mm external bleed, a 5mm white border will automatically be placed around your artwork for printing.

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Hungry Jacks
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Goodlife Health Clubs
Big W
Coca Cola
David Jones
Paradise Country
Coffee Club
Bunnings Warehouse
APPA
Sea World Resort
Westpac
Subaru
Mercedes Benz
Motorama
Target
Harvey Norman
Dominos
Australian Outback Spectacular
Coles
Wet n Wild - Gold Coast
Event Cinemas