Set up bleed for your design before you upload the file is important for accurate printing. Uploading the correct file ensures that we are printing a high-quality print without any production error. We are accepting Vector files such as SVG | EPS | PDF, if you don’t have a vector file then you can also upload JPEG or PNG of high quality. See our article Vector vs Bitmap to know more about vector graphics.
What is Bleed?
Bleed is basically a technical term used in designing and printing. By providing bleed, the design is printed larger than the original size to remove any extra space or border around the design. Bleed is helpful when your decal or lettering is of full size. Once printing is done, the design is cut or trimmed into actual size.
We are printing decals with 0.5 bleeds on all sides of the design. The bleeding is different for printers and material types.
How to give bleed?
If you want to give bleed to your design by yourself then you can do it, it is not as much difficult. Your computer or laptop should have Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, or Adobe Photoshop as these software have the bleed feature. Bleed will work on any of this software. It doesn’t matter what type of your file is, when you open your design into one of this software, you can still give bleed to your design. These software accept JPEG, PNG, PDF, EPS, and vector files.
Give bleed to your wall and window decals
- Open your file/design into Adobe Illustrator.
- From the top menu, click File then documents setup.
- Under the bleed section, give 0.5″ bleed to your design.
- You can see the red box that will appear in your design that indicates the bleed.
- Save your file and upload it.
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Why bleed is important?
We print design with the bleeding area that is trimmed after the printing. If you want to print full colour or any decal lettering then bleed helps the design to protect it from extra border or space. If we don’t print the image or design without bleed, there are chances that your design can be inaccurate or have some white space after the print.
It is not compulsory to have a bleed in your design but we recommend it for a safe print. If your file doesn’t have a bleed, then we add it without any additional charge. If you have already set the bleed then we directly send your design for production without any delay.
Tips for your design
- 0.5″ bleed on all sides of the wall and window decals.
- Link the design images properly.
- The file should have a die-cut line in C:0 M:100% Y:0 K:0
- We accept on pdf., jpg., or eps. files.
- Always ensure that you are submitting the file with proper orientation to ensure proper backup.
- It is best to try to avoid using borders in your design. If a border is too close to the trim, then the trim may be slightly off-center.
- All important art and text must be within the safety margin.
- Ensure that your PDF is high resolution and that all images are CMYK at 300 DPI
- The black type should have the following values: C0, M0, Y0, k100.
- Embed or outline all fonts and for best colour results, supply a CMYK only files.
Bleed for wall and window graphics
We recommend 2″ bleed on the right and bottom of the wall and window graphics for the accurate print. For graphics printing, bleed is useful to print the end of the document without missing any design pattern. You can remove the excess part after the final print.
Do you charge extra to give bleed to the design?
No, we don’t charge extra for bleeding. We always ensure the file before sending it to production. If a file doesn’t have bleed, then we give it according to the type of document for accurate printing. We suggest you to upload vector files only for high-quality print. If still you have any question, then feel free to drop us an email or fill the contact form. We will respond to your queries within 24 hours.