BLEEDING EDGES / BLEEDS - When a page or a cover design extends to and off the edge of the paper it is called a "bleed". In print design, the artwork or block of color must extend off the edge of the page. The artwork or block of color is then printed on larger-size paper. Then the printed page is trimmed to the desired size. (add an illustration)
Wikipedia - The term is formed as an allusion to "leading edge" and its synonym cutting edge, but implying a greater degree of risk: the "bleeding edge" is in front of the "cutting edge". Find out more about bleeding edges in print and production at this useful Wikipedia page.
Pantone Introduces "Bleeding-Edge" Tints Guide - Now in Fan Deck Format
Redesigned guide features larger color blocks: Improves the ability to predict the legibility of tint and solid color effects
Understanding the Bleed - When graphic designers or printers mention the word "bleed," it doesn't mean that they just sliced their thumb off with an X-acto knife. Bleed is a term used to refer to ink that runs all the way to the edge of a trimmed page. If your design calls for ink to extend to the edge of the paper (the "trim"), your ink is "bleeding" off the page, and you need to build a bleed into your document before you release it to be printer.
Printing with Bleeds - Find out what bleeds are and what to do in order to create successful bleeds.
Heavy Coverage and Bleeds - When specifying a job for a printing estimate, it is very important to let your printer know whether the ink will bleed (extend off the edge of the page) and whether there will be heavy ink coverage on your printed piece.
Printing Bleeds - Here is a short description of what to do in order to create bleeds in your printing projects.
Newbie Needs Help With Bleeds - A discussion on a graphics and design forum about bleeds. This new designer understands the theory of bleeds, but doesn't know how to apply it concretely in a Quark/Indesign document.
Photoshop How-To: Adding Bleeds and Crop Marks - If you regularly use a page-layout program you know all about using crop marks and bleeds. But what if you want to add them in Photoshop? Here are two ways to add these essential print marks to your Photoshop file.
Avoid Designs with Bleeds - Designs with bleeds must be printed on larger sheets of paper resulting in more waste paper. By creating designs that don't bleed off the page you can use smaller sheets of paper and save money on your printing costs.
Preflight While You Design - Think with the final output while you design and you will save time at preflight stage
Using Bleeds and CropMarks in Microsoft Office - A troubleshooting page for bleeds and crop marks in Microsoft Office.
Printing, Bookbinding & Paper Making 11x17 printing with Full Bleeds - How to create full bleeds on 11 x 17 paper.
How to Set up a Full Bleed Design in Adobe Photoshop - Not sure if this is a cool tip, but this is something I always do when I start on a full bleed design in Photoshop (I mean a design for print, obviously). I thought I share this one with you…
Printing Bleeds From Quark 5.0 on Epson 2000 - A discussion on what configuration to get my epson 2000 to print 17 x 11 bleeds from quark 5.1
Adobe InDesign Bleeding Settings - A graphic design discussion regarding a user needing a clear and simple explanation of how to get an image to print all the way to the edge of the paper on a desktop inkjet or laser printer.
2 Page Spreads with Bleeds - A discussion regarding bleeds on 2 page spreads. The user has a 2 page spread with a bleed, but they are set up as individual pages and have their own bleeds.He wants to know how to get the center gutter to be cropped at the right place without losing any of the image.
All About Bleeds - Everything that you could need about bleeds.
Need help with page size in Quark and Bleeds? - A discussion regarding what the bleed and trim size needs to be in QuarkXpress if the user has an 8.5 x 11 page.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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