Bleed & Margin

If you would like the ink to touch the edges of your printed piece, you need to allow for "bleed" in your file. This means expanding your background graphics beyond the edge of the Finished Size, adding area that will actually be cut away after printing. Aztec requests an additional 1/8", or .125", be added to each side. Your file size should therefore be .25" larger than the Finished Size.

Finished Size

This is the size the piece will be cut down to after printing. Please specify this size when submitting your file.

Live Area

This is the area in which all important elements, graphics and text that you would not wish to have removed in cutting, should remain. We request a margin of 3/16", or .1875", from the edge of the finished printed piece.