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What is bleed printing and how do I use it?

ACT Group can help with your bleed printing needs.

Learn about the best practices for bleed printing for your printing documents.

Bleed printing is a printing process that involves extending a document’s background color and image to the edge of the paper. Business professionals adopt this process to produce more professional-looking documents. If you regularly print brochures, flyers, business cards, or any other marketing materials, this type of printing will be perfect for you.

To print your document in bleed, you must first enlarge the image or background color and then cut it down to the width and height of your final document length. The image or background of your document will bleed off the page to the trim line of your desired size. You can move forward with your printed product once you have the document to your perfect size.

To perform full bleed printing, you need to ensure that your bleed settings are on to produce high-quality, professional-looking materials. If you print without bleeding, you may experience irregularities on your documents, including a white border or trim line, which will significantly change the quality of your print.

What materials are bleed printing best for?

What materials can I print with bleed printing?

Many industries can benefit from bleed printing for their printing documents. For instance, if you work in accounting or finance, you can use this setting to print any graphs, charts, or statistics. This function will make your printed product more effective when analyzing your data.

Below are some of the industries that may find use of bleed printing:

How do I use bleed printing?

There are a few different platforms you can use to perform bleed printing. Some of the most popular platforms are Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Adobe is the most popular platform for bleed printing because it is one of the most popular and accessible design tools available to businesses.

The interface of these applications is also relatively user-friendly, meaning it’s easier for you and your team to acclimate using their system. If you don’t have access to Adobe applications, don’t worry. Most design software on the market will support bleed printing.

Can ACT Group help?

Whether you have questions about getting started with bleed printing or need a walkthrough on using this printing function, ACT Group (A BDS company) is here to help. Our all-star technicians are trained and knowledgeable in all things printing and office solutions.

We also offer additional resources on our knowledge base and blog for when you run into any issues with your equipment or solutions. If you need further assistance or support for your print environment, click here.

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August 1, 2023

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