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bleed

[blēd]
(chemistry)
Diffusion of coloring matter from a substance.
(computer science)
In optical character recognition, the flow of ink in printed characters beyond the limits specified for their recognition by a character reader.
(engineering)
To let a fluid, such as air or liquid oxygen, escape under controlled conditions from a pipe, tank, or the like through a valve or outlet.
(graphic arts)
The extension of a photograph or other artwork to the very edge of the printed page.
(medicine)
To exude blood from a wound.

bleed

bleed
Bleeding master-cylinders brake system.
i. To allow a quantity of fluid or air to escape from a closed system until excess pressure has fallen to a lower level or is equalized with the surroundings (e.g., high-pressure fuel pumps).
ii. To remove unwanted fluid contaminating a system filled with other fluids (e.g., bleeding air from an aircraft's brake system).
iii. To extract a small proportion of fluid from a continuously flowing supply (e.g., compressed air from gas turbine engines for an aircraft pressurization system).
iv. To allow air speed to decay to a desired level.

bleed

Printing at the very edge of the paper. Many laser printers, including all LaserJets up to the 11x17" 4V, cannot print to the very edge, leaving a border of approximately 1/4". In commercial printing, bleeding is generally more expensive, because wider paper is often used, which is later cut to size.
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They can also simultaneously handle standard and non-standard materials, such as heavy paper stock, transparencies and paper sizes up to 12" x 18" for full bleed 11" x 17" printing, with manual or automatic duplexing (CS 115 only).
The Phaser 780 color printer outputs press accurate proofs in letter, tabloid and tabloid full bleed.
Both units also offer one of the most innovative and unique features of any color copier/printer; its ability to print full bleed 11" x 17" graphics onto 13" x 19" paper, making it an ideal imaging system for graphic-heavy environments.
Tenders are invited for 2,000 qty of 8" x 9" brochures printed in 4 color process, head to head, full bleeds or full digital color, scored and folded.