The principles of bleed and cut margin can be applied to any product. By following these examples, you can help ensure print ready files. Examples of what NOT to do are also included.
The following are Good file set up examples.
1.) Set overall file size to 0.25" larger than your desired finished size. For example, for a 4" x 6" postcard, make the artwork 4.25" x 6.25"
2.) Note where the cut line is located. Graphics and/or text you don't want purposely trimmed should be at least 1/8" inside of this line.
3.) This is a visual example of how it will look after trimmed.
The following are bad file set up examples.
Setting up files without bleed and cut margin will delay your product.
3.) All premium products require both bleed and cut margin. Notice that this graphic is only 4" x 6" instead of 4.25" x 6.25".
You can find detailed file setup instructions in text format by following this link: FILE SETUP