Please remember that your print data always has a bleed of 2 mm on each side to avoid white areas on your printed product. This means that background images and graphics should always be created 2 mm more than the actual format. Print data in open format is accordingly 4mm wider and higher than the actual format. For example, for A4 the size including bleed is 301 x 214 mm.
For advertising technology products, packaging, presentations folders, clap banners and all monthly calendars, please prepare your print data with a bleed of 3 mm. For envelopes please prepare your print data with a bleed of 1 mm. For textile stretcher frames please prepare your print data with a bleed of 15 mm.
If this is not the case, there may be minimal deviations that lead to white margins due to machine-dependent interface tolerances.
Equally important design elements and fonts should be placed at least 3 mm from the final format (without bleed), and frames should not be used as boundary in the layout.
For more information, please see our artwork instructions