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
Options for when your artwork is not proportionate to your preferred finished size.
You have a piece you like (maybe your own original art) and you want to make it into a postcard or a flyer or poster. But all
But is it Fit to Print?
A standard practice when ordering printing is receiving a “proof,” a version of your job to make sure everything is as you want it. A proof used to be a printed “hard copy” sample, but
Proofs. Who needs ‘em?
We recommend that our clients review and approve a hardcopy proof before we print a project. But sometimes it just isn’t possible for the customer to come in to see a proof, and there isn’t
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