Full Bleed Info – Quick Color Prints

Quick Color Prints Full Bleed Requirements:

Full Bleed Printing:

Full bleed printing means that the printed image goes all the way to the edge of the page. This is in contrast to standard printing which has an approx 1/4 inch border around the printed image. Full bleed printing is a 2 step process. The 1st step has to do with the set up of the document. The 2nd step is handled by print production. 
It is the job of the graphic artist/designer to set up the document to what is usual and customary standards for the print industry. We will attempt in this document to offer instructions explaining the proper "setup" and why this is necessary.

Full bleed printing requires the size of the printed area to go approx 1/4 inch beyond the dimensions of the finished product. This is because the full bleed effect is achieved by the printer trimming away the outside border of the print at the "crop marks". If your printing contains graphics, images or colors that go right to the edge of the page, your design must include a bleed. Bleed refers to printing images or graphics that extend beyond the edge of the paper that gets trimmed off. In other words, these graphic elements "bleed off the page". If your design includes graphics that go to the edge of the page, Quickcolorprints.com requires you to extend these graphic elements to a minimum of 0.25" or 1/4 of an inch beyond the final size of the printed piece.

Content Margins:

When designing your printed piece, a text/content margin of .25" (1/4th inch) must be applied within the final size. The box that is created after .25" margins are applied is your content margin. This represents a safety zone where important elements such as text or logos or any elements that must be retained in the final product, after trimming, should be placed.

Bleed size Dimensions: 
Extend graphics and images .25" (1/4th inch ) for all sides. For 4" x 6" postcard with a full bleed, the image size should be prepared at 4.5" by 6.5", because .25 inches was extended on all sides.

Trim Size Dimensions:
Quick Color Prints will trim .25" (1/4th inch) on each side of the card during the finishing process. 
The final printed piece will be a 4" x 6" postcard.

Content Size Dimensions:
Your type (text) or important graphic elements should be .25" inside the trim line. Please call if you need help with your set up . 

Quick Color Prints will not produce documents "full bleed" unless they are properly set up.

Graphic Design Work:
Graphic Design Work is $50.00 per hour billed in 15 min increments with a minimum of $25.00 to start. 
If we have to re-touch or fix your file to make it suitable for printing, we will contact you before we do to give you the option of fixing the problems or we can attempt to fix it for you.  
This all depends on the type of file that you provide.

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