How much bleed area should I keep for a banner size of 760*1200 mm in Corel Draw or Illustrator any of the two or both?

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    Ask the printer.
    – DA01
    Sep 6, 2015 at 20:44
  • Is it a pull-up banner or a normal banner? Pull-up banners need a lot more than a few centimeters on top and bottom because these 2 areas are rolled around the banner frame... Check the specification or templates on the printer's website in that case. Otherwise: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/55905/…
    – go-junta
    Sep 7, 2015 at 17:40

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The cutting of banners is more artesanal than lets say some flyers, you do not have a paper cutter board, but a razor. Sometimes is cutted by hand.

So you need to leave more than the average bleed for printing. I would say 1-1.5cm is ok.

You can ask for the borders to be folded and ironed to the back side. You really do not need more that this 1 cm, becouse, although this folding can be several centimiters width, depending on the banner's size, they can simply leave a blank space of another 4 cm arround.


As far as I'm aware, industry standard for printing at any size is a 3mm bleed or 1/8 on an inch. Although if you are getting it printed professionally, I would ask the person printing it as it may vary.

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