What are ‘bleed’ & ‘crops’?

Bleed is the part of the print file that gets trimmed off when cutting your job to the final size.
Without it your print could end up with thin white lines around its border.

Crops are short for Crop Marks. These are the printers marks which indicated where the trimming takes place.

What do they look like?

How do I add them?

Crop marks and bleed can be set-up automatically in professional design software. In InDesign for example, you
simply include them at the time of making the PDF.
It is not possible to add them using Microsoft Word or Powerpoint.

Can we print without them?

We can print your file without them, but they are required if any part of your design touches the trim line.
If your file has white border (around 5mm) then we can manage without.