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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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finished size shall be 5.5" x 8.5", font cover/back cover full bleed 4 color photograph on 100# coated stock.
A 4-page Cover Printed Both Sides In Full Bleed Process Color.
Tenders are invited for 60 qty This is a 17" x 22" poster printed in 4 color process with full bleed.
Tenders are invited for Quantity: 200 ordered at a time up to 100 times throughout the year; flat size: 1) 8.5 x 11 2-sided 1 page 2) 7.5 x 7.5 2-Sided 1 page; final size: 1) 8.5 x 11 2-sided 1 page 2) 7.5 x 7.5 2-sided 1 page; full bleed, all sides; 4 color process, all pages; paper: 100lb stock, coated cover; Finishing: print, trim.
Be Quoted As One Color With Full Bleeds And Business Card
For the full-color cards, you can upload multicolored graphics, design full bleeds, order a glossy coating, select from a wide range of fonts in various categories (e.g., Business Fonts, Thick Fonts, and Fun Fonts), and choose a paper stock (110 lb.