If your artwork does not require bleed (i.e. no color or lineart extending to the edge of the print), send in your files at the intended size you want. If you want an 11″x17″ print with a white border, send it in exactly at that size.

If your artwork is full bleed, send artwork to us all with an extra .125″ on all 4 sides for full bleed. That extra .125″ will be cut off in production. Not having bleed setup in your file could result in a slight white reveal on one more more edges of your work, which would be undesirable.

Be sure not to include any pertinent text or art elements (artist signature, focal text, etc.) in that space, or it will be cut.

With that said, for these finished sizes, send us your artwork at the full bleed size listed in bold:

  • 5″x7″ – 5.25″x7.25″
  • 8.5″x5.5″ – 8.75″x5.75″
  • 6″x9″ – 6.25″x9.25″
  • 6″x10″ – 6.25″x10.25″
  • 6.5″x10″ – 6.75″x10.25″
  • 6.625″x10.25″ – 6.875″x10.5″
  • 7″x10″ – 7.25″x10.25″
  • 8″x10″ – 8.25″x10.25″
  • 8.5″x11″ – 8.75×11.25″
  • 9″x12″ – 9.25″x12.25″
  • 11″x14″ – 11.25″x14.25″
  • 11″x17″  –11.25″x17.25″
  • 12″x18″ – 12.25″x18.25″
  • Comic Book Pages – 6.875″x10.5″

Note: we also do custom sizes up to 13″x19″. For any custom size, just be sure to add the .125″ on all sides to account for bleed.

If you’re using Illustrator or InDesign, you can set the bleed settings for your PDF when exporting the file. Set it to .125″ for all four sides.

Here is an example of a file with proper bleed setup. The artwork extends into the bleed area without and important text or art elements in the area.

This is an example of an incorrect file setup for bleed. If the artwork is sized up to extend into the bleed area with important text entering the bleed area, the text will be cut off, providing an undesirable product. Be sure to keep any important text in the live area, and out of the bleed area.

This example shows a file setup at it’s finished size, and the bleed area included in the file is all white. Files sent this way sized for bleed will produce an undesirable product, as during the cutting/trimming step the file will be cut to size, but may leave a sliver of white from any of the four sides. Be sure to extend your artwork into the bleed area.

For 13″x19″ prints, we do not currently offer full bleed for this size. If you are setting up for this size, keep in mind there will be a .25″ white border on all sides of your artwork. For best results, please set these files up no larger than 12.5″x18.5″.