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Glossary – B: Bleed


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Glossary – B

Understand typesetters, media designer and printers.

 

Bleed

Today I would like to talk about bleed. Don’t be afraid, there is no bleeding involved.

Bleed is an area, which is set up around the document. This extends the actual printed area. After printing the job will be cut to the correct format. If you want to print a color up to the edges nobody will be able to cut directly at the edge. So we establish a kind of safety zone for cutting. That’s our bleed.

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