A clear printed roll media product can either be installed on the outside glass surface (First Surface) or the inside glass surface (Second Surface). Second Surface printing is also an option for clear rigid media. When viewed by your customer your printed product will look the same as the art file you submited. Our software will mirror your art files for Second Surface printing. The art you submit is how you want your art to look to your customer after installation.
A print bleed is needed for contour shapes and two sided printing with ink to the edge. A print bleed is also needed for routed images to allow for the profile of the bit for inside corners. A print bleed is usually not used for one sided square and rectangle shapes if insetting the cut line to avoid white slivers is acceptable. Banners with white hems don't require a print bleed, but any bleed beyond the finished print size will be folded over with the hem.
"No Bleed" will use the cut lines provided in the art file. The TrimBox is used for square and rectangular prints. The "cutcontour" spot color cut line is used for other types of shapes. No changes will be made to the cut lines during the cutting process.
"No Bleed - Inset Cut Lines" will print the art as provided, but during cutting the cut lines will be inset to avoid white slivers left around graphics with ink to the edge.
"1/4" Bleed - Shear" applies to Rigid Material and uses the full size of the selected project size and bleeds the image over the edge during printing. Available for 12" x 12" and larger sizes.
Thru Cut - No Bleed: Cut to the Trim Box. Solid color or no color at the trim area.
Thru Cut Shapes - Trim Bleed: Use the Bleed Box or Inset Cut Lines. Trim bleed if present.
Kiss Cut: Cut through the vinyl but not the backer using the kiss cut tool.
Kiss Cut & Thru Cut Shapes- Trim Bleed: Kiss cut kisscut line and thru cut shapes. Trim bleed if present.
Kiss Cut & Thru Cut - No Bleed: Kiss Cut kisscut line and thru cut trim box.
Paper Mask - Medium Tack
Paper Mask - High Tack
Clear Air Mask - Medium Tack