Bleed (+ 3mm)

Extend the background of your design to fill the full “bleed area”. This way you don’t end up with white edges when your business cards are trimmed.

Safe area

Keep all the important stuff for your design (like the text, logo, graphic elements, etc.) inside this area. Don’t add your background – that still needs to run to the edges of the “bleed area”.


This shows where the design will be cut off in the end. Make sure you add crop marks to your document when you save or export to pdf.

So this will be the actual size of your business card.