Page bleed

Utilize page bleed to have content extend to the edge of the page so that there is no white space.

When you add page bleed to your Lucidpress document, your canvas will enlarge and a red line will appear on your document, outside of the blue margin line. The red line marks where your document will be trimmed after it is printed, and the space between this red line and the edge of your canvas is your protective page bleed.

If you are using the Lucidpress Print & Ship service, please set your page bleed to at least ⅛ or .125 in. If you are having your documents printed elsewhere, please ask your printing service what bleed setting they require. Most professional printers require a bleed setting of ⅛ or ¼ in.

Follow the steps below to add page bleed to your document.

  1. Click on the grey background surrounding your document to make your Context Pane display document settings.
  2. Click on the sideways triangle next to “Margins” to view your margin settings. Your bleed settings will appear at the bottom right of this panel.
  3. Type your desired bleed measurement into the bleed text box OR add bleed to your document in .1 inch increments by clicking the “up” arrow to the right of it. A margin will be added to your canvas, separated from your document by a red line.

  4. Drag the sides of your document components so that they extend past the red line and to the edge of your canvas.

    If you do not want to enlarge the components of your document, you can add a background color to your document that matches the color of the components.

    Note: If you are using a Lucidpress template, the components of your document will automatically extend through the bleed area.