A Division of Color Markering Graphics & Printing
A Division of Color Markering Graphics & Printing

BLEED vs. NO BLEED

8.5x11 With Bleed

Finished size before trim = 8.75x11.25

 

 

8.5x 11 Without Bleed

 

 

Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off. The bleed is the part on the side of a document that gives the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper, and design inconsistencies. Artwork and background colors can extend into the bleed area. After trimming, the bleed ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed document.

It is very difficult to print exactly to the edge of a sheet of paper/card so, to achieve this, it is necessary to print a slightly larger area than is needed and then trim the paper/card down to the required finished size. Images, background images and fills which are intended to extend to the edge of the page must be extended beyond the trim line to give a bleed.  In most cases a larger sheet of paper is used to print on which could result in a higher price than a non bleed sheet.

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At Express Funeral Programs all work is completed onsite at our location in District Heights, Md with FedEx or USPS shipping out daily at 5:30pm

 

All orders with approved Proofs by 12:00 am est. will be printed and shipped by 5:00 each day.

 

All orders will be shipped USPS Priority Mail or Fedex Ground at no additional cost.