When preparing your artwork for printing, it's important to include a 3mm bleed on all sides. This means that any essential elements of your design, such as images or backgrounds, should extend to the very edge of the page. Without a bleed, your finished product may have white borders around the edges, which can be unsightly.
To add a bleed to your artwork, you can often use the document settings in your design software. Create your document at the final size of your design, and then add a bleed area around the edges. The bleed area is the part of your artwork that will be trimmed off after printing, so it should be at least 3mm larger than your final design on all sides. To create a bleed area, simply extend your design elements, such as images, text, and backgrounds, to the edge of the bleed area. This will ensure that your design is printed to the very edge of the page and doesn't have any white borders.
If you're using a program like Microsoft Publisher or Photoshop, you may need to create your document 6mm larger (for example, 303mm x 216mm for an A4-sized print) and keep all your text and logos at least 6mm in from the edge of the page. This will provide the necessary 3mm bleed on each side.
In addition to the bleed, it's also important to include a safe zone on your artwork. This is the area inside the trim line where essential elements like text and logos should be placed to avoid being trimmed off during the printing process.
If you have any questions or need help adding bleed and safe areas to your artwork, please contact our customer support team.