Tecnical information about the buttonsize and bleed
If you make a buttondesign, you should keep in mind 2 things:
- the buttonsize
- the bleed
The buttonsize is the real diameter of the button. Everything within this area will be shown on the front side of the button.
The bleed is the extra area around the buttonsize. This bleed is not visible on the front side of the button, it goes on the side and inside of the button.
Following illustration will make everything clear:
The bleed is different for all buttonsizes:
25mm: bleed 33,5mm
32mm: bleed 41,5mm
38mm: bleed 46,5mm
44mm: bleed 53,0mm
55mm: bleed 66,5mm
75mm: bleed 88,0mm
The next images show some examples of what you should keep in mind:
This is an example of a 25mm button with a 33,5mm bleed.
Make sure your image is in the center of the buttonsize, otherwise some parts may fall off the front side.
If you don't want white parts showing as in the example on the right, make your bleed have the same background color.
When using a photo also try to include extra bleed.
You can deliver your images in: .pdf, .eps, .ai, .tif, .psd, .jpg, ... Make sure your images have a minimal resolution of 150dpi, preferably 300dpi.