What is a Bleed?

Bleed is a printing term that is used to describe a document which has images or elements that touch the edge of the page, extending beyond the trim edge and leaving no white margin. When a document has bleed, it must be printed on a larger sheet of paper and then trimmed down.

For example: if the trimmed menu size is 8.5” x 11”, then the submitted file should be 8.75” x 11.25” to give .125” bleed on all sides.

Keep critical text and images at least .25” inside the trim line.

Our pre-press department will check your file for bleeds, crop marks and resolution.

If your file needs additional time for adjustments, we charge a prorated hourly rate of $75.