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Crop marks and bleed

Use crop marks and bleed to ensure there are no white spaces around your professionally printed design.

When a design is sent to a professional printer, it is printed on a large sheet of paper page and then trimmed down to your selected size. Crop marks can be added to your design to indicate where to trim the paper. Sometimes the printer can be slightly misaligned, leading to white spaces appearing around your printed design.

To ensure a design has clean, solid color all the way to the edges, you can extend your design to the area which will be cut. This extra color is called the bleed area. The bleed size in a Canva design is set at 5 millimeters (about 1/5 of an inch) beyond the edge of the design’s crop marks.


To apply crop marks and bleed to your design simply:

  1. Extend your design slightly past the canvas.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Select the PDF – Print file type.
  4. Tick Crop marks and bleed.
  5. Press Download.


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