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Label Design Tips: Include Bleeds

Interested in where you can start learning tips regarding CBD Companies? So you’re ready to design your CBD product labels, but where to start? Setting up your document correctly from the get-go is one of the most critical steps in the label design process, and including bleeds is vital. We’ll explain in detail below:

CBD Companies: Why Label Design Matters

.Bleeds act as a safety net when printing your labels. If there are any minor misalignments in the printing process, bleeds will save you from clipped art assets which could result in white spaces along the edges of your labels.
We highly recommend setting up your document to include 0.125″ bleeds on all sides. It should be in CMYK color format, and 300 dpi for best printing results. In the example below, we are making a 15-count gummy pack label, which is 3.25″ wide by 4.0″ tall. In Adobe Illustrator, the final printed label size is what you input for the width and height of the document. The 0.125″ bleeds are then added onto the artboard once the document is created.
We also highly recommend having a 0.0625″ inset ‘safe zone’ within the document where no text is present. This also ensures nothing is clipped if there are any minor misalignments when printing occurs.
cbd label document setup
When exporting to print, be sure to outline all fonts, as this will guarantee the correct fonts and alignments are carried over to the final printed label. Save the file as a PDF, and you’re ready to send it to the presses! You may notice when you open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat, you won’t see the bleeds of the document. This is normal, and the bleeds are still present but aren’t showing since the actual document size is what is showing when seen in Adobe Acrobat.
As you can see, once the labels are printed, the art elements that were in the bleed are cut off and the labels are the correct size specified in the initial document setup.
printed label example

By including bleeds in your label design process, you’ll ensure a quality print without any clipping or cropping that may occur in the printing process. To learn more about CBD label design, visit our ‘What Makes A Great CBD Product Label‘ blog, and check out our Label Design video here!


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