Bleed & Specifications

Bleeds allow you to run artwork beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off. Artwork and background colors can extend into the bleed area however after trimming the bleed ensure that no Non-printed edges occur in the final trimmed document.

Why is adding a Bleed & Safe Zone area necessary?

Small mechanical variations can end up with hairline white edges and the final print copy looks with improper image distribution hence while designing we need to configure it with the extended image with bleeds.  Safe zone describes an area within the cut/trim line where you can be sure Critical elements text, logos, graphics will not be trimmed.

         A Business Card with Bleeds                     A Business Card with Safe Zone

Bleed Area Specifications for Common Sizes 
Page SizeDimensionDimension with Bleed
A0841mm X 1189mm847mm X 1195mm
A1594mm X 841mm600mm X 847mm
A2420mm X 594mm426mm X 600mm
A3297mm X 420mm303mm X 426mm
A4210mm X 297mm216mm X 303mm
A5148mm X 210mm154mm X 216mm
A6105mm X 148mm111mm X 154mm
A774mm X 105mm80mm X 111mm
1/3 A499mm X 210mm105mm X 216mm
Business card55mm X 85mm61mm X 91mm