Hotline Bleed

Hotline Bleed

Posted by Make Badges on 11th Mar 2020

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.

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