If printing an ID card with an image or background color that goes all the way to the edge of your ID card, you will need to use a Bleed.

When a Bleed is enabled the size of your card increases by a small amount, and when the card is printed a small amount of the card image is printed over the edge of the card in order to give you a full edge-to-edge background image/color.

If you're printing on Inkjet PVC Cards, then after printing, turn your tray upside down to remove the cards on to your desk, then wipe the tray with a paper towel/cloth to get excess ink off the tray. Doing this will avoid getting ink smudges on your hands and cards.

Artwork Import Size

We use a total bleed size of 0.075 inches (1.9mm) - this works out to 0.0375 inches (0.9525mm) beyond each edge of the card). This means that if you are designing artwork in a separate application and then importing it, you want to use a total artwork size of 3.45 x 2.20 inches (87.63 x 55.88mm).

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