Bleed

(1) A condition caused by lack of drying of a preceding color which makes trapping color lose its color value, such as a red printing over a wet white causing it to turn pinkish in shade. (2) To diffuse, run or migrate into unwanted areas adjacent to printed areas, when partially dissolved, by liquid or solvent plasticizers in certain substrates. (3) To print an area beyond the cut edge or score so that the design is either cut off or folded under, resulting in printed area that extends completely to the edge.

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