There are a few things you should know about preparing press-ready files for printing. The first is setting up your document as the correct size. If your artwork is going to have BLEED – that is any element (color, images, text, etc.) that extends up to or past the edge of a printed page – your document needs to include an extra 0.125″ on each edge that will be trimmed off to give it a nice, clean appearance. To recap, your size will be the trim size plus bleed. Trim size is the final size of a printed piece after being cut from the sheet of paper that it was printed on. Say you wanted an 8.5×11 flyer with a picture border. The artwork you send us should be 8.75 x 11.25. If the artwork doesn’t have bleed, then the document will simply be the trim size.
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