A bleed is defined as any printing that extends to the edge of the paper. This applies to photographs, text, vector graphics, and absolutely anything else that will be printed with the intention of running off the sheet. Desktop printers call this “borderless printing”. Bleeding something off the page is perfectly fine as long as the artwork is properly set up to do so. To effectively print something with a bleed, the artwork must extend beyond the intended cut line by 1/8” (0.125”). This is done in order to guarantee that there is no white space left on the edge after it’s cut. When this is done, however, crop marks must be included in order to indicate where the final cuts should be made.