So you’ve booked your fifth or so show, designed the outfits, and all your models have mastered the choreography ready to wow the crowds but there seemed to be something missing last time and you are wondering what you could have done differently. Competition in the creative and beauty industries is getting steeper by the day, so whatever you can do to get an edge such as incorporating UV on your business cards, you do it.
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.