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How do I define a bleed?


An image that prints to the edge of the paper. A quarter inch overlap is usually allowed for trimming. It's not possible to print exactly to the edge of sheet of paper. In order for this effect, the printer prints on a larger piece of paper and trims the edges to create this effect.



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