If you are on the market for sleek, lightweight, and durable aluminium sign panels, you probably also want them to be rigid enough to withstand the dents that regular aluminium is prone to, making it lose its aesthetic in a short time. Ease of drilling and getting cut to shape are important so you can customize the panel to your specifications and mount it directly onto another surface.
All files must incorporate a 1/8" bleed on all four sides.
"Bleed" is a printing term used to indicate the area that will be trimmed off after the job is printed and cut down to the finished size. Since the bleed extends 1/8" all around the card, your document set-up should be 1/4" taller (1/8" on top and 1/8" on the bottom) and 1/4" wider (1/8" on the left and 1/8" on the right) than the finished size of the card. The chart below indicates what the document set-up should be for a particular finished size.