= Bleeds and Angles =

Bleeding and angular lines are two basic elements necessary for printing. Adding bleeds and angular lines to a printed manuscript is the most basic operation in design.


01. Bleeding



Bleeding is not that you say your wallet is bleeding, but that you need to leave a 3mm on the printed matter. If you don't make blood, it is very likely that your wallet will bleed!

As mentioned earlier, bleeding is to leave a position, which is based on the physical phenomenon of the printing industry: paper shrinkage, cutting offset, die-cutting movement, etc., will cause errors in your printed matter. If you do not make the blood position, There will be no printing color on the edge of the printed matter. When the customer sees it, the money will be deducted from the light, and the return will be returned, then your wallet will bleed a lot~


However, in some special cases, it is possible not to make blood.


Case 1: There is no printed content on the edge.

When there is no printed content on the edge, there is no need to make blood. After all, there is no error, and there will be no problem.


Case 2: The sticky mouth can not be made of blood.

Combined with the first case, when there is no content on the edge of the package, there is no need to make blood.


but! It is not recommended to design in this way. Although the printed matter is cut (die-cut) enough, the content will not be lost, but the overall design will have a little change, which is unbearable for designers who are forced~




02. Angular lines


The corner line is also called the cutting line. It is used in printing to tell the printing master and post-workers where the finished product is. It is also an important basis for the printing master to confirm whether the color is aligned during printing.




There are two kinds of corner lines, one is Western style and the other is Japanese style.


The difference between the two is that the Japanese style has more bleeding lines than the Western style, and the effect is the same for the printing house.