Chris from our Pre-Press department sings his heart out about safety and bleed (two important things you’ll need to ensure the best results with your supplied design).
- Crop marks indicate the trim size once the piece is printed.
- The pink lines show where the piece will be trimmed to final size.
- The blue lines show 1/8 inch of bleed. Bleed is necessary because as printed pieces are cut to size in large stacks, they do not get cut exactly on the trim lines. Bleed prevents any blank white paper from showing up along the cut edges.
- The green lines show the type-safe area. Any text or other elements that you do not want trimmed must be within these safety guides.