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Glossary of Print Terms

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Embossing

Embossing is a process performed after printing that uses a metal die to reshape a printing surface, creating a raised image. Embossing can be applied to overprinting or on blank paper (called blind embossing). Blind embossing can be an especially effective and eye-catching effect when used with textured and embossed paper finishes.

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Bleedi refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming. A bleed lets the design of your final piece
stretch from edge to edge without margins.

Pengad requires an 1/8 inch bleed, meaning the design extends 1/8 of an inch from where the cut is to be made. (This means your document will be 1/4 inch wider and taller, this extra paper is trimmed off to the match the trim size.