Bleeds, Cut Line, Safety


Bleeds: Artwork that reaches the cutline need to be extended to the red line. Add a total of 0.25″ to your original size for proper bleed. (0.125″ to each side of your artwork)

Safety: Text outside the blue line will get cut off in the trimming process. Make sure all information does not go over the blue line.

Bleeds: Artwork extends to the red dotted line for proper bleed.

Safety: Text is inside the blue dotted line to prevent information from getting cut off.

Bleeds are required in all artwork with an image extending to one of the borders. Add an eighth of an inch (0.125″) to each side to allow for cutting. For example, for a 4” x 6” postcard with full bleed, the image size should be submitted at 4.25” x 6.25” (red box).

0.125″ (1/8”) on each edge of the card will be trimmed off during the cutting process. This will leave you a 4” x 6” standard post card (black box).

Your type (text) should be 0.125″ (1/8”) inside the cut box on each side. This will guarantee your text to not be cut off from your artwork (blue box).