Full Bleed Wall Art Layouts in BookWright

Want your image to completely cover a Wall Art print? You're looking for a full bleed layout. A full bleed layout completely covers the entire print with no white edges.

Canvas and metal formats both have a red dotted trim line within the magenta print safe area. If you want a full bleed layout in BookWright, make sure that the edges of your image reach the outer edges of the magenta print safe area. This will ensure you don't have any unwanted white edges in your printed art.

There wouldn't be a red dotted trim line for the acrylic Wall Art format, but you would still need to make sure that the edges of your image reach the outer edges of the print.

How to design a full bleed layout 

Select a full bleed layout by dragging it onto a print. Full bleed layouts are the completely grey layouts shown under All Layouts, with no white edges around them. (You can also simply drop the photo onto the print and adjust it as shown in step 2).

Position or zoom your image so its edges reach all the way to the outer edge of the print. If you are creating a canvas or metal format, don't stop just at the red dotted trim line.

Below is a correctly-placed full bleed image, with the trim guides displayed. Notice how the edges of the photo reach all the way past the red dotted trim line to the outer edge (the "bleed edge"). This ensures there won't be any unwanted white edges.

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Here's the same image with the trim guides turned off to show how the image reaches all the way to the outer edge of the print. This design would not have any white edges in the printed Wall Art.

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Below is an incorrectly designed bleed. Notice how the image ends at the red dotted trim line. This design would result in white edges in the printed Wall Art.

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Below is the same image with Show Trim Areas turned off to better show how the photo doesn't reach all the way to the outer bleed line.

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Remember, the design and content of your project is entirely up to you, so be sure you take advantage of the trim guides and consider ordering and reviewing a single "proof" copy before you place a larger order.

 

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How to design a full bleed layout

If you don't want a white edge along the sides of your wall art make sure you follow these steps: place your image onto your wall art and make sure all four edges of your photo reach all the way to the outer edges of the pink shaded safe area. See the examples below.

Good: designed to the edge

Here's a properly-designed full bleed image (in this case for an acrylic wall art print). Notice how the edges of the image reach all the way to the outer edge of the wall art. 

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If you zoom in (using the slider at the top of BookWright) you'll see how the image goes all the way to the edge. Be sure to check all four edges to ensure they're all covered.to_bleed_closeup_safearea.png

 

You can temporarily hide the print safe area to get a better look at the edge:

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Bad: not designed to the edge

Here's a close-up of what it looks like if your image (or background color) doesn't go all the way to the edge of your wall art. Notice the white strip, which will appear in your printed wall art as well.

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With the print safe area temporarily hidden you can better see the uncovered white edge:

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