Bleed is printing (or whitespace) that goes beyond the edge of where the sheet will be trimmed. In most cases you will not need to pay too much attention to these values as we show you a visual preview of how your artwork is trimmed.
Giclee prints require no bleed, while most of our other products only require a few mm. If you're printing on canvas and select image wrap, you may want to prepare your files to allow for the extra bleed required on the edges of the frame.
- Giclee prints – No bleed required (please allow a tolerance of up to 2mm less than your ordered size in width and height as all prints are hand cut).
- Canvas prints – 4mm bleed for white edges or 51mm on each edge for image wraps.
- Perspex mounts – 5mm on each edge.
- Di-Bond mounts – 5mm on each edge.
- Gatorboard mounts – No bleed required.
If you’re not using our upload system, make sure you save your file at the size you’d like us to print it at with the relevant bleed. Our prices are based on print-ready images, but we can set up files that need extra work for £3 - £5 per image. Make sure your files are print ready by following the instructions above or contact us for more information.
You can upload your images using our website for all our standard sizes, which will show you a visual preview of how your image is cropped. However, if you're sending us artwork for a bespoke size canvas with an image wrap you'll need to include the bleed shown below: