We require 1/16 inch bleed (0.0625″) around all four sides. Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming. The bleed is the part on the sides of your document that gives us the small amount of space to move around paper and design inconsistencies. If you want ink to the edges, you have to use bleed. You should build your document to allow 1/16″ beyond the trim on each edge.
Example: A job with a trim size of 8-1/2″ x 11″ with bleeds would need a document size of 8-5/8″ x 11-1/8″.