UNDERSTANDING BLEED

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY

When supplying print ready artwork you must understand how to set the bleed up correctly. The PDF templates available for download have been preset with the internal and external bleed margins to assist you in preparing your artwork. Ensure you use the correct size template for your book pages.

When you open the template file, the following guidelines will appear similar to the image featured below.

Read the information carefully regarding each guideline and what it does.

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The templates provided are designed to assist only in the creation of your artwork. Use of the templates does not guarantee correctly prepared artwork for printing. Busy Fingers Publishing cannot be held responsible for any artwork incorrectly prepared by you.

If you are unsure on how to use the templates and instructions you will need your artwork prepared by an experienced pre-press graphic designer. Alternatively your print company should be able to do it for you. This is usually an additional cost.


Helpful Tips when Setting Up Your Bleed

 

DO’S AND DON’TS

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Internal Bleed

Make sure all your text, logos and images are within the internal bleed margin otherwise they risk being trimmed off once your book is printed.


External Bleed

Make sure all background elements etc meet the trim edge, extend to the external bleed line so there are no white edges on your pages.


Artwork Size

Make sure your design is the correct size. If it is too small, the result will be pixellation when your book is printed.


Borders

Make sure all borders are at least 5mm away from the trim or page edge to avoid uneven borders when printed.


Resolution

All images must be set at 300dpi when at 100% size. If the resolution is lower, it will result in pixellated or blurry images when printed, even if they look sharp on your screen. Do not increase higher than 300dpi as it results in bloated files that take up more memory and gain no improvement in clarity.


The following diagrams show where to position graphics, text and background images in relation to the template.

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