The Bleed Edge

A collection of printed goods, designed and produced in Kildare, Ireland

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The Bleed Edge is a collection of printed goods available to buy online. All products are designed by John Rainsford at Pixelcode and printed in Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Aside from our miscellaneous short-run projects, we always stock our own brand of sketchbooks, which we like to call SKTCHBKS. You can find out more about them here.

If you’re looking for answers to questions, see our Shop Policies. If you’d like to say hello, get in contact with us. If you want to keep up to date, join our Mailing List (on the left) or follow us on Twitter @thebleededge.

Due to the analog cutting process which happens after printing, there is never exact knowledge of where the paper will be cut and end. To guard against such issues, printers, long ago, created the bleed edge. Therefore, you never would put anything important (copyrights, signatures, titles, important parts of the artwork itself etc.) inside this area around the edge of your artwork, because the cut will fall somewhere within this area.