I am designing graphics that will be placed on the front side of stairs. I am going for a continuous look like tiling graphics.
I have the artboards 0" away from each other and placed a .125" bleed around all of the artboards.
Since the artboards are 0" away from each other, the bleeds cross into the adjacent artboards. So when I export the graphics as-is, the colors I want for the bleed in 1 artboard will also show up in another artboard.
I could export each artboard individually and hide the overlapping graphics but that would be pretty time consuming.
- Should I be using bleed in this instance?
- Should I only just have .125" left & right bleed?
- Would this be the correct way to setup tiling in Illustrator?
My other idea would be to make the height .125" higher to make up for any cutting errors and cut down to the correct size when cutting. I am not worried about the width.