In this guide we will explain how to create print ready artwork for the printed products we sell on our Print Shop.
The first thing we are going to cover is bleed. Most of our products need either a 3mm or 5mm bleed (with the exception of double sided banners which need 10mm).
What is bleed?
Bleed is the term used for ink that extends past the edge of the page. When graphics continue to the edge of a sheet of paper bleed is required. This is because a commercial printing press cannot print to the edge of a sheet of paper. Instead multiple products are printed on much larger sheets of paper and then cut down to size. On any press/guillotine, there will always be a small amount of movement when a job is printed and cut. If your artwork is only the exact size of the page, you may see a fine white line at the very edge when the page is trimmed. To prevent...