“Borderless” printing; There is no such thing on a printing press or high end, production level digital printer/press!
If you pay as much for a printer as you would for a new car-or a house-it is not going to have “borderless printing.” Even-in fact especially-million dollar printing presses, do NOT have “borderless printing!” Most people are familiar with the consumer level (low end) printers that plug into a computer; most people do NOT have any experience whatsoever operating a professional level printer or press, so it’s not surprising there are misconceptions! “Borderless printing” is one of those misconceptions. Hi end printers and presses – the kinds of machines that can print millions of sheets of paper-don’t print over the edge of the paper; that would be far too inaccurate for professional machines.
The Graphics Center has a production level printer, that is, a printer on a level far beyond consumer level, and as a result, we do not have “borderless printing.” Every size sheet of paper that we run will have up to .25″ white border on all 4 sides. If you want full bleed-that’s the printer’s term for “borderless,” that is, the image goes over the edge with no white border, you need to print on a larger sheet and cut off the white. We offer 8.5″ x 11″, 11″ x 17″ and 12″ x 18″ sheet sizes.