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Under 'Privacy' click 'Content Settings'

In the window that opens scroll down to 'Flash'

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Click 'Finished' and then close the 'Settings' tab.

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Understanding Bleed and Quiet Borders

BLEED & QUIET BORDERS
Understanding the need for Bleed and Quiet Borders is vital to achieve the desired
result.

BLEED (This is where your printed image/background goes right to the edge of the page)
We require Bleed to allow for the tolerance of our guillotine (the machine used for
cutting after printing). Even with our state of the art equipment there is a margin of
error with the operation. If your image finishes exactly at the edge of your required
finished size then these small deviations may produce unsightly white flashes at the
edge of your print. By extending your background colour or image beyond the edge
of your finished job the effects of these deviations are not noticeable.
We recommend that elements intended to go to the very edge of your finished job
should extend 3mm beyond the edge.

QUIET BORDERS
A Quiet Border is the distance you should allow from the edge of your finished page
size for text, diagrams or images that not intended to bleed. The reason for the
border is again the tolerance in cutting. If you have a design where the text runs to
the very edge then any cutting deviation will result in some of your text being cut
off!
With a very small Quiet Border even the smallest cutting deviation could result in the
finished job looking uneven. We recommend a Quiet Border where there is no text
etc. of at least 5mm around the edges of your job.

Professional design programmes, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Corel Draw,
Microsoft Publisher or Serif PagePlus allow elements to extend beyond the size of
the page. This makes it very easy to bleed backgrounds and pictures beyond the
trimmed edge.
With other programmes, such as with Microsoft Word, bleeding beyond the
boundaries of the page is not possible. However it is still possible to create a page
with bleed using these programmes. This is achieved by setting up pages which are
6mm bigger than the required sheet size in each dimension. For example, for a
required finished size of A4 (210mm x 297mm) you need to set up your page to be
216mm x 303mm. Next make your background image extend to the edge of this
bigger sheet size. In effect this is then 'bleeding' 3mm beyond the edge of the
required page on all sides. Ensure that any element which you do not wish to bleed
is at least 8mm inside the extended page edges (3mm of bleed plus 5mm of quiet
border).

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Images

The following does not apply if you are using Microsoft Word as it does not support CMYK.
Images need to be a minimum resolution of 300dpi and should ideally be final size in
CMYK and saved as a TIFF. Images copied from the internet are not usually of
sufficient quality for colour printing, as they are normally low resolution (150dpi or
less) and in RGB format. Black & White images also need to be a minimum resolution
of 300dpi and should ideally be final size and saved as a 'greyscale' TIFF. If you are
unable to save images as TIFF files then you can save them as JPEG files.

Images and text in Microsoft Word. As Word only works in RGB we can convert your
file(s) to CMYK but be aware that the colour of any images and text may change
due to limitations in the conversion process and may not look the same as those on
your computer screen or inkjet/laser printout.

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