Macon Printing

Western North Carolina's
5 - Star Print Shop

We make it simple to order beautiful and affordable printing, fast!

  •   Unbeatable Value
  • Exceptional Quality
  •   Outstanding Customer Service

With years of experience in print and marketing, we use the latest design and production techniques to bring your ideas to life. Our goal as a business is to always to exceed our customer's expectations. Macon Printing is committed to making it easier for you to order print.

Advertise with us! We offer Every Door Direct Mail® (EDDM®) mail route mapping to target addresses in specific areas, whether you're sending small business advertisements or large corporate mailings. This will save big money on postage costs. 


What does the printing term bleed mean?

A Full Bleed refers to printing your design all the way to the edge of the paper (or canvas). The final product will not have a border (borderless printing). Special consideration must be taken in your design as the bleed consumes ¼" on the width and the height of the product. You have two choices on how to handle printing with a bleed:

  • Reduced size: An 8.5" x 11" page will produce an 8.25" x 10.75" full bleed page (a reduction of .25" on the width and height).
  • Use larger stock (paper): For an 8.5" x 11" final output you will need to use paper measuring 8.75" x 11.25" (increased cost of paper as it is oversized).

Many publications have opted to go with the reduced size option in order to save on their printing cost when a bleed is needed. For instance, if you have a photo that will be printed to the edge of a 5 x 5 final size, the image before print would need to be sized to 5.25 x 5.25 in size so when trimmed there will not be a white edge showing. In summary for a full bleed your design must allow for an extra .125" (⅛" on each side) for a total of  .25" bleed.

See example below: