Printing with bleed – what does it mean?

How to design with bleed, printing with bleed

Do you use Canva to design your business cards, leaflets, posters or other printing . . . ?

I'm guessing you've all said yes. Everyone uses Canva right?

And then you need to save your amazing artwork as a print ready PDF with 3mm bleed.

What's that all about?
Do I need to worry about it?
Can't my printer just magically sort it out?


Well, if you want a print job done correctly you will need to add bleed, typically 3mm, although some printers or products may require different measurements.

Watch my short video to find out about designing and printing with bleed.

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