How to Design with Bleed
These templates will show you how to set up your files for printing using bleeds for three standard sizes. If you intend for your documents to bleed, please add 1/4 inch to width and height of the final cut size.
Example: For an 8.5 x 11 document you wish to be full bleed, set up the file at 8.75 x 11.25, and do not put any important text or graphics in that extra space along the edges. Keep it within the safe area so it won’t be cut off!