Linda, #87023, what a great explanation for the bleed. I know wee bit (like a Barbie sized thimble amount-haha) about bleed, but not much experience with it. I actually work at a newspaper web press (much different than offset press and the new fangled digital wonders they have now; would be cool to work in a place like that). We have a stitching machine that does cut 3 sides and I see what the purpose of the bleed/registration marks etc are. Especially because when the signatures come off the web press they have a lap which has to be cut off. Isnt paper/bookbinding/cardmaking/printing really interesting. Or is it just me. Lucky you got to work that closely in the industry. Would have been my dream job back then. I was either working on horse breeding farms or in photofinishing back when I should have follow my love for paper.