What is the appropriate bleed line for a 8.5x11 inch flyer?

I’ve looked and searched on the forum and couldn’t find anything.

I usually keep .25" to be safe- depends on the printer really, sometimes .125" will work!

I usually keep .25" to be safe- depends on the printer really, sometimes .125" will work!

Okay, For some reason I can’t seem to get it set up. I know how stupid this sounds, but I can get the ones on the top and the left but not the bottom and the right.

Am I doing something wrong?

What software?

Bleed dimensions etc explained at Vistaprint, hope it helps:
http://www.vistaprint.co.uk/customer-care/artwork-specifications.aspx?xnav=foot

It really depends on the printing company and their machines… usually it’s 3 - 5 mm sometimes even more (sorry, don’t know about the inches).

Most companies I work with want a file, where the bleed is already added to the “artboard”…

Hi,

Here’s a link :

http://www.uprinting.com

In this website you’ll find templates for flyers, brouchers, business cards, and son on…

Here’s a link for 8.5 x 11" Flyers Print File Guide :

http://www.uprinting.com/print-file-guide/adobe-photoshop/flyers/8.5x11/

Download it, open it on Photoshop!

Here’s a photo of how the templates look from inside :

http://mkhaled.com/images/bleeding_7.jpg

(BTW, The photo above shows a business card template, not a flyer)

Hope this helps :slight_smile:

Hi,

Here’s a link :

http://www.uprinting.com

In this website you’ll find templates for flyers, brouchers, business cards, and son on…

Here’s a link for 8.5 x 11" Flyers Print File Guide :

http://www.uprinting.com/print-file-guide/adobe-photoshop/flyers/8.5x11/

Download it, open it on Photoshop!

Here’s a photo of how the templates look from inside :

http://mkhaled.com/images/bleeding_7.jpg

(BTW, The photo above shows a business card template, not a flyer)

Hope this helps :slight_smile:

Great links!

Hi,

Here’s a link :

http://www.uprinting.com

In this website you’ll find templates for flyers, brouchers, business cards, and son on…

Here’s a link for 8.5 x 11" Flyers Print File Guide :

http://www.uprinting.com/print-file-guide/adobe-photoshop/flyers/8.5x11/

Download it, open it on Photoshop!

Here’s a photo of how the templates look from inside :

http://mkhaled.com/images/bleeding_7.jpg

(BTW, The photo above shows a business card template, not a flyer)

Hope this helps :slight_smile:

Great links!

Glad you liked them :slight_smile:

Thanks to everyone. This helped me out tremedously.

Thanks! This thread helped me out too.

5mm is always your best bet.

If you’re using Photoshop or any type of creative software, you can always make your image the exact size you need. Drag out your guides to each edge, then go to image>canvas size and add your bleed by increasing the size by inches or millimeters. You can leave your guides to show where your crop marks will go.

I picked up this tip from Veerle Peterson’s Blog. Hopefully you can find the information useful.

If you're using Photoshop or any type of creative software, you can always make your image the exact size you need. Drag out your guides to each edge, then go to image>canvas size and add your bleed by increasing the size by inches or millimeters. You can leave your guides to show where your crop marks will go.

I picked up this tip from Veerle Peterson’s Blog. Hopefully you can find the information useful.

That’s a brilliant tip. Thanks, zerimar3!

If you're using Photoshop or any type of creative software, you can always make your image the exact size you need. Drag out your guides to each edge, then go to image>canvas size and add your bleed by increasing the size by inches or millimeters. You can leave your guides to show where your crop marks will go.

I picked up this tip from Veerle Peterson’s Blog. Hopefully you can find the information useful.

It’s cool. That’s how I often setup the guides :slight_smile:

Thanks Amanda, the tip has been extremely useful for me. Greedybrown, nice to know you handle it this way too.

Interesant post. Thank you Mkhaled

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The Brochure Designers suggest 0.125" on each side, that is 0.25" added in height and 0.25" added in width. The canvas size for your 8.5" x 11" flyer should be 8.75" x 11.25".

should i leave the bleed layer visible and unlock in file ?