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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.

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InDesign zero inner bleed not possible

I am new to making a InDesign document print ready (magazine) and I am facing a problem that I could not find the answer to from other threads. What I have: InDesign double page spread Pictures ...
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maintaining even stroke when trimming off bleed marks after printing

I am creating a publication that has black and white borders (strokes) that bleed out to the edge of the page. I have created a stroke that is 5.4 width around the boxes and would like to make sure ...
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How to add bleed in an image in inDesign which has important details around the edge that should not be cropped?

I have a page in inDesign document that i want to be fully covered by an image. I have added bleed (3mm, the page is A5 size) due to printing but if i just extend the image to the bleeding area some ...
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How to add a bleed around an irregular shaped object with a full bleed photo in Illustrator?

I'm trying to add a bleed to this object in Illustrator, and I'm not quite sure how to make it work. This is the item I'm trying to send to a printer: Everything should be full bleed, including the ...
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Scribus bleed area not exported to PDF

I am struggling to find a way to export a Scribus double-page documet (2x A4) into PDF including bleed. My page setup consists of 2 pages A4 (297x210 mm), thus forming a double-page sheet each. I ...
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Is it okay to extend graphics beyond bleed just a bit?

I Googled and found this page about bleed. It says the following: The fact that content needs to extend beyond the page boundaries is no excuse for sloppy design. Letting images extend beyond the ...
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Help understanding bleeds in Scribus

I'm trying to get a grasp on bleeds in Scribus. I've created an A4 document (W:210mm x H:297mm); all margins are 14mm, and the bleeds are set to 5mm. The first thing I find confusing is that with ...
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Confusion about how bleed works

I'm designing a flyer, but having trouble fully understanding the concept of bleed. I've read countless articles on the subject, and have setup a 3mm bleed which my background extends into while my ...
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Combining full page bleed and inner and outer margins

Is there any way of creating a document with a full page bleed on single pages but retaining inner and outer margins? I'm creating a wire-o-bound book so need the inner margins to be larger than the ...
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How to handle bleed area for internal corner on cut acrylic label

I've been tasked with creating a cut acrylic label with an offset protruding graphic. The label will be approx 5 cm x 10 cm with a 3 mm bleed. How do I handle the bleed area for the internal corners? ...
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What do I need to take into account creating custom size comics?

I'm planning on working on a 5x7 webcomic, but I want to make sure I have an option for print afterwards. There are 3 things I'm concerned about: 5x7 is the size I want both the web image and the ...
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InDesign CS5.5/CS6: How to work with facing pages, but retain bleed area all around each page?

I have this very real situation. I have a 68 page brochure + cover. I'm working with facing pages, which is ideal for clarity and design of the brochure. But the problem is when I need to export the ...
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Illustrator bleed of 15cm. Is it possible?

I have to create a banner of 1.25mx2.5m and others. When I sent it to the print company they told me to add a bleed of 15cm, but the limit size in Illustrator is 2,5cm. Can I create a bigger one? By ...
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Bleed on a geometric pattern

I have pattern set up but I'm not sure how to approach the bleed for the areas I've circled. If I extend the tips of the triangles - it will mess up the geometry of the pieces. Any advice would be ...
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Adding Bleed to an irregular shape illustrator

I'm fairly new to designing for print and I was hoping someone would know how to add bleed to a shape like the one below. The printer is requesting bleed of 3mm to add to the image, I have no idea how ...
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.25" bleed on an irregular shape

How would I go about adding in a .25" bleed on the shape attached? The magenta line is the final shape. These will be diecut so I'm hoping it won't matter too much but I'm struggling to figure out the ...
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How much should be the bleed/trim area for a 1.5 x 1 meters Design [closed]

What is the safest bleed area size should I keep for the design of 1.5x1 meters in Photoshop
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Export PDF without marks and bleeds

I'm required to export a PDF with size 8.5 x 11 (inches) PDF with no bleeds or markings. I've designed my page and now I'm trying to export it as PDF. I've tried File > Save As > Photoshop PDF ...
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Trim marks and bleed issues

I’m working on a manual (V2) for my product and I’m doing the design myself. On the cover is a full size image, so I know I will need trim marks and bleed there before I send it to printer. But do I ...
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How can I extend edge features to add bleed to art designed without any?

I have an image with some sharp linear/curved features and some noise and some other features near the edges. I want to enlarge the image and extend those features that reach the edge and span a ...
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Question about Bleed Marks

If I have a series of graphics that will be printed on vinyl as a set (1 main image about 5" x 8", 3 graphics about 1" by 2" and 2 graphics about 2" x 3"). Do I send these all to a printer on the ...
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How do I get printer marks in Inskscape 0.92?

Yeah, as the title says - how can I get printer marks in inkscape 0.92? Found this https://itstillworks.com/12597955/how-to-add-bleed-marks-to-inkscape which says: Click the "Extensions" menu, ...
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Adobe Illustrator - equal bleed on multiple documents [closed]

I'm working on a design, that needs to be printed in multiple sizes (mostly in 4:5 ratio, sizes from 8x10 to 32x40 inches). Each printed design should have 0.25'' bleed on each side. Design will ...
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Bleed of a flyer designed in Illustrator

I designed a 5.5" x 4 3/16" inch flyer in Illustrator. I set the bleed to 0.125 inch. I finished the flyer and saved it using the PDF/X-1a:2001 preset, left the rest as default. Then delivered it to ...
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Cannot add proper bleed in Illustrator

I'm having a little problem in Illustrator CS6 that makes me very confused.I'm trying to extend my file to the "bleed" grid,but the extended background is transparent,which then results in a blank ...
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Bleed space for creative [duplicate]

I am making a New Year Standee and would like to know what the bleed space should be. I am making the creative in Illustrator. Kindly help
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Bleeds inside an artwork (Photoshop)

I'm doing layout design for an LP cover and the record label insists to have print ready PDFs and .psd files, making use of a template they provided. They also want 3mm bleeds along the lines of the ...
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Quick method for adding bleed to masked images?

I often need to create bleeds for designs that include photos inside of clipping masks, and I currently know of only two ways, neither being very speed-efficient. Method 1 - Reposition all four ...
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When to use bleeds, when to just add them to artboard?

Let's say for business cards, is it better to add bleeds at document setup, or to just make the artboard bigger? Personally, I've been adding the bleed to the artboard, and when saving the print ...
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Question about bleeds from Illustrator to Photoshop

I have a vector file, created in Illustrator. I added 0.125" bleeds to it. It's all fine. However, when I export the file to PSD the guides disappear in Photoshop... and I wondered if there's an easy ...
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How do I create a bleed for a doughnut shaped design? (A Collar for a Keg)

I'm very new to this and I've searched around and found one specific thread that almost answered my question but maybe I'm not entirely sure that I know what I'm looking for. I have a design that ...
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Illustrator: how to add bleed to a circular badge?

I am trying to make a badge (75mm diameter) for my team in Illustrator. The question is, how do I add bleed to the final PDF or AI file in order to be sent for printing?
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How much bleed should I put on social media images?

I'm using the guidelines for social media images, but I notice that I have to take into account some borders and so on. What is standard bleed for online images? 5px, 10px? Guide is here: http://...
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InDesign: how to properly set bleed and trim marks?

I have a very important and urgent 8-pages brochure to print with 3mm bleeds & trim marks. But I am faced with a few concerns and would appreciate any good words about: I've created A4 document, ...
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How to add bleed area on full image?

I have added bleed area on an existing image in Illustrator. As usually it is out of my document in red line, but I need to get that red line on my document background. (My document is A5 size (148*...
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How to create a document with alternating (left and right) master pages without working in spreads?

I am creating a large pricelist with multiple (15) master pages (for example, pages 1–10 have Master A and 10–20 have master B and so on). The end result will bee a saddle-stitched booklet that the ...
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Purpose of InDesign spread bleeding onto facing page?

I have a book layout established with a 3mm bleed on all four sides and several full-page photographs used throughout. I understand that many have issues with the treatment of bleeds when exporting a ...
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How to Save As Adobe PDF with CMYK Color Format in Illustrator?

I'm currently working on a calendar design on Adobe Illustrator CC with CMYK color setting. From what I knew from my self-taught experience, we should prepare our files in CMYK format for printing ...
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How to prepare margins in Photoshop for A4 printing?

I have created new image in Photoshop by selecting A4 template: And my image has borders such as: I am about to print it to A4 paper at a commercial printer. Now I understand that printers have ...
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What is a critical spine and when should I avoid it?

Recently, I made my first forays into professional book cover design. I submitted a design for a glued-back book with a base white front and back, but a coloured spine. The customer, an experienced ...
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How can I enable inner bleeds with prime faces enabled in InDesign?

How can I enable inner bleeds in InDesign? On the screenshot you see prime faces option, and 5mm bleeds. But, as marker on 2 red lines, I can't see this inner bleed, and as a result on bottom part of ...
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Can InDesign have different bleed margins for different pages

I'm working on a C# application to automate document creation along with some InDesign JSX, and whilst I'm setting up the classes, I understand pages can have different margins, but can they have ...
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How to create own bleed markings to cut after printing?

We are making PDFs/EPS files to print. If we needed to make a crop mark to cut, we made small 90 degree angles from lines in the corners where the graphic was white. I checked crop marks which you ...
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Continuous image from one banner to another

Two banners I've designed in Indesign (to be printed) will be placed next to each other, and there is an image that continues from the first to the second banner. How can I make them join together ...
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Double Page Spread Bleed [duplicate]

I am making a magazine that is due to be printed tomorrow. I am working in InDesign and need to export it to a PDF (Print) for printing. It needs to have a 3mm bleed. I have done this, and checked ...
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Bleed Size for Exhibitor Stand In Adobe Illustrator

I need to make design for a company for the panels which we see in exhibitions. But before starting it I would like to know how much bleed size should I leave for printing for such a big design. ...
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crop marks for print in photoshop

I got really confused with this. I read a lot about this, but yet can't be sure. I'm trying to make A4 document(graphic design work, not text-only doc.) for print. The problem is I don't know who is ...
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How can I have bleeds for Artboards that are touching?

Context I am designing graphics that will be placed on the front side of stairs. I am going for a continuous look like tiling graphics. Reference I have the artboards 0" away from each other and ...
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white layer background and bleed? [duplicate]

I am preparing a document to send to print. I was asked to add bleed. Is it necessary for a no background document? The image on the design will not go all the way to the edge. Or should I add a ...
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Suggestion on printing with a photo not large enough for Bleeding?

I come across a problem sometimes when preparing files for printing, there are photos just big enough to put in the final graphic output, but not big enough for the whole bleeding area: The photo is ...
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