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Bleed

Printers cannot print all the way to the edge of a sheet of paper, so to create that effect, the printer must use a printing area larger than the actual document size. The printer prints beyond the edge of the document size (usually 1/8" of an inch beyond) and then cuts the paper down to the actual document size. The overprinting is called bleed.

Many Creations by You photobooks and calendars do bleed! If you want an image to go all the way to the end of the paper, the image should bleed 1/8" off the page. Bleed areas are indicated by the grids on the My Photo Creations projects.