What is bleed?

In making your book, we need a little bit extra image on your cover and anything in your text that you want to end at the far side of your page, to ensure that color will show up all the way around the page. For example, if you have a picture that covers one whole page and you do not want any white showing, we need you to either make the image slightly bigger than the page or add color to the sides of the page. We ask that you do this so that we can get a good trim on your book, have color on every edge and to make it as close to the size as you want it to be. We run your text, in most cases, four-up to minimize cost and then cut the four down to individual copies which will then get bound to your cover.