Does your artwork contain images, text, or graphics that extend the very edge of the finished piece? This is called “bleeding off the edge” or simply “bleed”. Files with bleed need to be built to the final trim size plus 1/8″ extra on each side for the bleed. For Example, if you are ordering an 8.5″ x 11″ sell sheet, the graphic file’s size should be 8.75″ x 11.25″. When saving the file into the proper format (preferably PDF), do not use any crop or printer marks. These will increase the dimensions of the file.