How should I set up my bleed and crop marks?

How should I set up my bleed and crop marks?
May 6, 2018 admin

Bleed must extend further than the cut line. Please keep all text and anything you do not want cutoff at least .125″ away from the cut line.

Do not include crop marks in the files you submit to us. 

Often times, your artwork itself is set-up correctly – however, when you save as PDF – your PDF file will only output the size you have in your document set-up. To ensure your bleed is always acknowledged, you must include the bleed on your artboard in addition to the actual size of your finished size desired. i.e. If you order a 24″ x 18″ PVC sign, your artwork with bleed (.5″ on all sides) and document set-up both should actually be 25″ x 19″.

Banners: If ordering hems, leave a 2-inch safe zone on all sides. Expect to lose between 1/8 inch to 2 inches per side with banners.

Flags: Leave a 2-inch safe zone on all sides and the pole pocket area.



Bleed (All Sides)

Business Cards
Marketing Products

0.125 inches

Presentation Folders

0.25 inches

Car Magnets
Banner Stands
Large Posters
Polyester Banners

.5 inches

Loose Banners
Rolled Canvas
Tote Bags

No Bleed

Mounted Canvas

2 inches