In printing terms, the bleed is the extra margin on a print product that is meant to be trimmed off when the product is trimmed to its final size. Bleed basically means that the color and graphics on a product "bleed off the page" to ensure continuity of the color to the edge of your product. For the best results, please download the product templates from our download templates page. When we print products, we do not print that size. We hand trim each individual product to its final size. Jobs cannot be trimmed perfectly on the trimming line each time. During the trimming process, a product may be trimmed within or beyond the trimming line. As a result, the product may have a white edge, or a portion of the artwork from the surrounding jobs. Thus, we require a bleed on each individual product so that when the product is trimmed, there is an extra margin to prevent imperfections. A full bleed is required for all print-ready files. For the correct bleed for your product, please view the list below. A 4" x 4" you will need a bleed size of .25. So you should be sending us a file ready to go that is 4.25" x 4.25" REMEMBER we are cutting off the extra. Make sure all of your text and important info stays INSIDE the 4" x 4". We suggest you never put text outside of a 3.75" x 3.75" area. Please call us if you have questions. RULE OF THUMB - ADD 1/4" to the background of your files. If we are printing a 1.5" Circle, your text stays inside a 1.25" area and the background should be 1.75" so we do not trim away your image. Please remember the quality of your photo is what you will see on your finished product. If you send a low quality image, that IS what it will look like. Send all files as a .JPEG at 300 dpi. We will let you know if the quality of the photo is absolutely not printable.
Due to the nature of our full-color printing (CMYK), we cannot print every color available. We do not color match; however, we offer the print industry's standard phrase of respectable color and will make every rational effort to print your product as close to the colors you have provided as possible. Adam they MUST check the box before they pay with this phrase.
We understand not all photos are high quality. We will alert you if an image is "not worth printing". All orders are custom and made specifically for you and cannot be resold, restocked or returned. This purchase is final. Your order cannot be returned or refunded. All sales are FINAL. Please call us with any questions before you check out.