Bleed, Crop Marks, Safe Area and Trim
As most printers do not print edge to edge, setting up your document correctly to be trimmed is a requirement. This is to ensure that your finished print is the exact specifications you need, with no shrinkage and without a white border around the edge.
All text and important information is to be kept inside the safe area and the trim line is where we cut - so make sure your image or background carries into the bleed for a precise and clean trim!
For example - if you have an A3 poster you would like to be printed with the image or background all the way up to the edge set up your document as a SRA3 (SRA3 is slightly bigger than an A3 size). We can then cut your poster prescisely to an A3 with the image going all the way to the edge of the page.
If your booklet is to be folded, please ensure your document is a multiple of four.
Your file needs to be a PDF, single sided and not saved as a spread.
If your booklet is to be printed edge to edge, please add 3mm bleed to each side. All important information needs to be at least 0.5mm inside the document.
Adding cutting marks to the document will not be necessary.
Paper Size Guide
Measurement in millimetres and inches:
A0: 841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8""
A1: 594 x 841 mm / 23.4 x 33.1"
A2: 420 x 594 mm / 16.5 x 23.4"
A3: 297 x 420 mm / 11.7 x 16.5"
A4: 210 x 294 mm / 8.3 x 11.7"
A5: 148.5 x 210 mm / 5.8 x 8.3"
A6: 105 x 148.5 mm / 4.1 x 5.8"
A7: 74.25 x 105 mm / 2.9 x 4.1"
If you feel overwhelmed by this much information, you can make an order with one of our forms and we'll make sure to get all the necessary information to get your printing done exactly as you want it.
Situated in Falmouth, Cornwall, on Killigrew Street, we have been providing our printing services since 1982.
Whether it's printing, copying, binding, scanning, personalised merchandise, art supplies or stationery, we provide a high-quality service at competitive prices and fast turnaround.
Why not pop in for a quote or a chat about your project we're more than happy to assist you with your personal and business needs.
Get in touch:
49 Killigrew St, Falmouth TR11 3PW
Tel: 01326 311226
We are now open and have Covid-19 policies in place:
Maximum 2 customers inside the shop at one time
Maintain a 2 meter social distance
Sanitiser is available for use inside the shop
Card payment is preferable, where possible
Regular cleaning processes are in place to ensure everyone's safety.
Monday: 10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 15.00
Thursday: 10:00 - 15:00
Friday: 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 13.00