Lately we've encountered a number of files not quite formatted as their creators intended. This is mostly due to files being created using the A4 paper size (a European standard) and not US Letter paper size (the US
When designing a piece to be printed, three important meausurements from largest to smallest are Bleed, Trim and Live Area.
What is a “Bleed”?
A bleed is any part of your design that extends up to or past the edge