Bleed is a printing term that refers to the area outside your design that allows for a small amount of leeway when cutting it. The idea is that if you extend your background out to the edge of the bleed (but keep any text or other important elements well inside it), it allows for minor inconsistencies inherent to the badge making process.
Ok, we appreciate that you didn't click this blog post with the intention of being coming an expert in printing, you're busy enough as it is. Luckily our online design studio makes it easy to ensure that your badge designs are setup for print perfection.
Read more about "What is a 'bleed', and why do I need one?" in our new bleed guide article at https://www.makebadges.com.au/bleed-guide/.
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