Bleed is background colours and/or images that should extend 5mm beyond the cut line. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off. After trimming, the bleed ensures that no unwanted white edges occur in the final trimmed document.

All artworks require 5mm bleed.

A 3mm margin from the edge of the document is also required to avoid any text or images from being cut off, this is called the safe area.

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