Buttons design / Layout files

Technical information about bleed and button size

When you design a button or send an image, you take 2 dimensions into account: "button size" & "bleed". 

Button size

The button size is the size of your finished button. This is the image you actually see on the front of the button. 

Bleed or Bleed

The bleed is an extension of the button format. This ensures that there are no white edges on the buttons. 

The following illustration will clarify a lot: 

The ending is different for all button formats: 

button 25mm + bleed: total diameter 33,5mm

button 32mm + bleed: total diameter 41,5mm

button 38mm + bleed: total diameter 46,5mm

button 44mm + bleed: total diameter 53,0mm 

button 56mm + bleed: total diameter 66,5mm

button 75mm + bleed: total diameter 88,0mm

button 88mm + bleed: total diameter 101,6mm


The following examples clarify a lot: 

This is an example of a 25mm button with a bleed up to a diameter of 33.5mm

Make sure that your image is nicely within the button size so that it does not fall off as in the example on the right. 

Make sure you let the background color of your image continue into the bleed so that no white edges appear on your button, as in the example on the right.


Also note when you use a photo that it must also have an ending. This prevents parts of your button from disappearing. 

Extra cool edges for your buttons?

To get extra cool edges and avoid air bubbles, you can limit the printing to the area where your paper disappears into the inside of the buttons. 

This white border is slightly different for all sizes (and the small sizes are not affected by it):

38mm > total diameter from visible zone to white edge: ca. 40,50mm
44mm > total diameter from visible zone to white edge: ca. 46,50mm
56mm > total diameter from visible zone to white edge: ca. 59,00mm
75mm > total diameter from visible zone to white edge: ca. 79,90mm

PS: When we make the buttons you do not have to take this into account. We place this edge automatically.


File formats

The following file formats can be supplied: .pdf, .eps, .ai, .psd, .jpg, ... Make sure that when you use images, they have a minimum resolution of 300dpi or higher. The images supplied do not always have to have the circular shape as you see above. You can feel free to forward a square image of which the center part will then be used as an image.