The principles of bleed and cut margin can be applied to any product.  By following these examples, you can help ensure print ready files.  Examples of what NOT to do are also included.  

The following are Good file set up examples.

1.) Set overall file size to 0.25" larger than your desired finished size.  For example, for a 4" x 6" postcard, make the artwork 4.25" x 6.25"

Bleed canvas-nographic
Bleed example - graphic

2.) Note where the cut line is located. Graphics and/or text you don't want purposely trimmed should be at least 1/8" inside of this line.

Example - cut line

3.) This is a visual example of how it will look after trimmed.

Example - trimmed

The following are bad file set up examples.

Setting up files without bleed and cut margin will delay your product.

1.) This is an example of a file setup with bleed but without cut margin. Notice where the text is.

Example - no cut margin
2.) After a file without proper cut margin is trimmed, there will be important text and/or graphics missing.

Example - cut margin removed
3.) All premium products require both bleed and cut margin. Notice that this graphic is only 4" x 6" instead of 4.25" x 6.25".
Example - No Bleed_Cut margin

You can find detailed file setup instructions in text format by following this link: FILE SETUP



news and updates

Nitroprint News & Events




July, 20, 2017
Nitroprint is moving to a new location on August 1st, 2017. Please change the address in your records to the following:, Inc., 5034 NE 105th Ave, Unit C, Portland, OR, 97220.

May, 15, 2017
We will be closed Friday, May 19 to Tuesday, May 23rd.  You may still place orders and submit files during this time.  We will be back in the shop on Wednesday, May 24th to process your orders.

We will be closed Friday, November 25.  You may still place orders and submit files during this time.  We will be back on Tuesday,  November 29th. 

We will be closed Friday, July 22.  You may still place orders and submit files during this time.  We will be back on Tuesday,  July 26th. 

We are short on staff today, so customer service via phone call will be slow.  Please use our livechat or email system for the fast response. 

We are currently going through some changes with our phone system. You can call, but we do not have a voicemail for you to leave messages if we are unable to answer. Our voicemail system will be back up in the next couple of days. We apologize for any inconvenience. In the meantime, email or our online chat (available during our business hours) is the best way to contact us. 


There was an issue with links inside of emails we were sending out.  They are now fixed.  This will make it easier for you to go straight to your account, which contains order history, file upload, referral program, and more.

Please also note that we are slowly phasing out our info@ email address.  We can handle your needs much faster and more efficiently by using a customer service system that is built right into the framework of our site.  This process helps keep all of your messages wrapped right into your account and contained within each order.


Today's launch was a success.  Thank you all for contributing feedback and to those who participated in the free business card, Facebook only promotion.  Please feel free to like our Facebook page to see future promotions.  

Welcome to our new site!

This new layout allows more ways to get to the products you love. The product pages have been updated to more easily show you their features. Our homepage now has scrollable products inside of conventiently placed category tabs.

We hope you enjoy the new site.  Please feel free to offer feedback on your experience by using our contact form.




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