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What are crop marks and bleed?

18 November 2020


Bleed is a very important element that must be taken into consideration when creating any printed piece. Bleed refers to any artwork where colour is going to the edge of the page. You must provide additional colour or image outside the cut area. This is done to ensure that there is no white paper showing around the edge of a printed piece. We would also advise text and borders etc. be around 5mm away from the edge of the printed piece.

Crop Marks

Crop marks refer to little lines that show the operator cutting down each sheet where to cut.

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